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A Charleston belle with slavery on her conscience. A slave with rebellion in her heart. In South Carolina in 1858, no friendship could be more dangerous.  

Caro Jarvie's father, who owns her, loves her, and educates her. He raises her for a life she can never have - as a wealthy planter's daughter. When he dies, he can't protect her, and she is cast back into slavery. But she can't forget her father's promise. As she grieves for him, she yearns for freedom.  

Emily Jarvie, daughter of a wealthy planter, is content with slavery - until she inherits a slave cousin in Caro. Her conscience goads her into an act of charity. She gives Caro a shawl. She is shocked - and transformed - when Caro has the audacity to ask her for a book instead.  

Unlikely cousins, unlikely friends, Emily and Caro become unlikely allies as Caro glimpses a path to freedom and Emily begins to question slavery itself.  

As South Carolina hurtles toward secession, will their bond destroy their lives - or set them both free?

©2019 Sabra Waldfogel (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Carmen Lang
  • 26-11-2020

Great Historical Research

Historical Fiction is my fav and I thoroughly enjoyed the research put into this book. I actually learned knew information

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  • Lady Pamela
  • 11-06-2021

Boooorrrrrrriiiiing

This book is not my style. I enjoyed the last Waldfogel book and thought the subject matter might be interesting; however, it's too much like the last Sabra book that I read--also, slow moving and thus boring. Don't believe that I'll continue with the series and will return this one for a refund.

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  • bookworm
  • 08-04-2021

Disappointing dud. Ms.Waldbfogel other works

were so much better. This one made me feel as though just enough was written to warrent buying the next book just to know the ending of the story.

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  • Pamela Brooks Stovall
  • 03-03-2021

Good read

Interesting read. Has a sister book . I like to switch genres so I’ll most definitely be reading the other one soon.

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  • Tiana Gregg
  • 17-02-2021

Could not listen to

I was looking forward to listening to this book but the narration reminded me of a record on the wrong speed. After two attempts, I give up.

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  • KIVA LYNETTE TAYLOR
  • 11-02-2021

Great read!

I love this book, narration was great. Can’t wait to hear the next book in the series

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  • Sabine Blanchard
  • 17-01-2021

Annoying Narrator

Character speech very good... narration of the book however has this awkward lilt that is distracting and annoying as hell... story is good... too bad the narrator wasn’t chosen carefully...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-2021

Narration

Narrator's voice dropping at end of sentences was distracting, didn't fit the storyline. she otherwise is good narrator.

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