By Philippa Gregory
Bristol in 1787 is booming, a urban the place strength beckons those that dare to take hazards. Josiah Cole, a small dockside dealer, is ready to gamble every thing to hitch the massive avid gamers of the town. yet he wishes capital and a well-connected spouse.
Marriage to Frances Scott is a at the same time handy resolution. buying and selling her social contacts for Josiah's safeguard, Frances reveals her lifestyles and fortune depending on the good exchange of sugar, rum, and slaves.
Into her new global comes Mehuru, as soon as a clergyman within the old African state of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From contrary ends of the earth, regardless of the adaptation in prestige, Mehuru and Frances confront one another and their desire for romance and liberty.
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