The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date: October 2005
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
The year is 1920, prohibition is in full swing, women are clamoring for the vote, and a narrow-minded intolerance is on the rise. Life isn't easy for an unmarried woman, not in a little town like Gentry, Louisiana, especially after she's sent to jail for swimming in an indecent bathing costume with a group of suffragettes.
It's not as if Belle doesn't know how to behave. She knows the rules. She keeps the Primer of Propriety firmly in mind. But sometimes -- most of the time -- she has to twist the rules a little, or break them, or give them a permanent kink, because they all say the same thing: "Don't."
And a girl has got to live.
Sexy, sassy, with laugh-out-loud humor and a cast of zany characters you won't be able to forget, The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell is a big comic love story and a page-turner. But on a deeper level, this is a story about a woman struggling to find her moral center and to stand up to the forces that are determined to destroy the soul of a town and the people she loves.