Abigail Carrick has just lost her father, the only family she has left. Upon the reading of her father’s will she discovers she has two half sisters she knows nothing about. Not only are they strangers to her, they are also free women of color. Abigail decides she must be with them as they are the only family she has left and goes to the plantation that they all now own 1/3rd of. Accompanying her on the trip is Euan Sinclair, a young lawyer and strict abolitionist who is about to set foot on an island rampant with slavery. With their conflicting ideals, will their romance blossom or wither?
This book was hard for me to get into to, I liked the storyline but I just couldn’t get excited to read it and I’m not sure why. Abigail was a strong heroine, and I felt sorry for her when her whole world got turned upside down upon learning of her father’s indiscretions. It wasn’t a long drawn out book, and I appreciated that. McDonald also seems to have done her research and it was clear in her writing she knew what she was talking about. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars and I’d recommend this book for people interested in historical romances.