Be swept away to Charleston of 1811, a city bustling with immigrants like Adalia, who is a runaway slave so light-skinned that no one guesses her past. Terrified her secret will be discovered, she settles into a quiet life making herbal remedies for a local doctor. But when Morgan, the handsome son of a prominent family, sweeps her into his glamorous world—a world in which the truth about Adalia’s heritage would ruin them both—suspicions and petty jealousies are aroused. What will Morgan do when he discovers that the woman he has fallen in love with is a runaway slave?
A lovely historical story of hope and freedom. And sweet romance, of course. ;) The book follows the journey of a runaway slave who falls in love with and essentially becomes one of Charleston's elite. But will her past catch up with her? Full of ups and downs, the story kept my attention to the very last page. My compliments to the author for another job well done!