Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan—merely a vicar’s daughter. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin Adam one day.
But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados—a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily travels to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors abound, people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past—a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.
Call number: F WILL
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