10-01-2012 06:57 PM
If someone recognizes this book, please let me know!
A woman from humble beginnings gets married. Something happens and she believes her husband is dead, so she remarries a wealthy man. I seem to remember the book referring to her "angelic" beauty... Her first husband ends up not being dead, but she doesn't want to return to him because she has become accustomed to her new lifestyle. I also seem to remember them (the woman and her former husband) meeting at a well - there was some speculation that she pushed him in???
Anyway, I'm pretty sure it was written late 19th century / early 20th century... I read it about the same time as I read The Magnificent Ambersons, and the two books had a similar flavor.