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A young woman pays a devastating price for freedom in this heartrending and breathtaking novel of the nineteenth-century South.

1850. I was six years old the day Lewis Holt came to take me away.

Born into slavery, Dahlia never knew her mother - or what happened to her. When Dahlia’s father, the owner of Vesterville plantation, takes her to work in his home as a servant, she’s desperately lonely. Forced to leave behind her best friend, Bo, she lives in a world between black and white, belonging to neither.

Ten years later, Dahlia meets Timothy Ross, an Englishman in need of a wife. Reinventing herself as Lily Dove, Dahlia allows Timothy to believe she’s white, with no family to speak of, and agrees to marry him. She knows the danger of being found out. She also knows she’ll never have this chance at freedom again.

Ensconced in the Ross mansion, Dahlia soon finds herself held captive in a different way - as the dutiful wife of a young man who has set his sights on a political future. But when Bo arrives on the estate in shackles, Dahlia decides to risk everything to save his life. With suspicions of her true identity growing and a bounty hunter not far behind, Dahlia must act fast or pay a devastating price.

©2021 by Trisha R. Thomas. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kym
  • 2021/10/23

Unlikable characters

After making peace with the fake southern accents I was able to continue the audiobook.
To be honest none of the characters were likable not even the main female character who I really tried to like. Without giving anything away, I could not buy into the romantic relationship at the end between Dahlia and Bo. The entire story up until the last chapter or so totally painted those two characters as friends or siblings and definitely not romantic so I found that to be totally forced and unbelievable and did not add any value to the story.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Angela
  • 2021/10/04

Freedom or Love

This is a story set just before the Civil War about the trials and tribulations of Dahlia, a light skinned slave that could pass as white. Dahlia’s story takes her through a journey from childhood slavery to adulthood as she tries to pass as a white woman and the lengths she will go to find freedom all while being hunted by bounty hunters. Dahlia realizes even though she may find ways to pass as a white woman, her search freedom is a lonely and loveless road.

This book is very descriptive in scene setting which allows the reader to become engrossed in each character. It’s a very pleasant read, yet reminds the reader of the horrors of slavery at the same time. Ms. Thomas had a good balance in her writing without whitewashing slavery. The conclusion of the book is left until the last pages which keeps your heart beating until the very last page.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • adele kivel
  • 2021/10/03

What passes as love

Very well done this is an historical fiction set in -1861 in the south . Great insight into the time period as well as a love story set over time . The author really draws you into the story , this is a page turner I recommend it highly

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J Wills
  • 2021/09/21

For your listening pleasure

I could not stop listening, I highly recommend! The performance of the narrators really brought the story to life.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Pamela, Iowa
  • 2021/09/19

Superb. Classic, Gone with the Wind. Movie Please

I’m at chapter 42, an hour or so to go. No idea how this will end at this point. So good, I don’t want it to end in just an hour!
The story can have points at being predictable, but only because the author gives clues in the name of the chapter. Must have purposely done this. So clever. Otherwise, much would be a surprise, and yet plenty of surprises anyway.
Everything: the quality of writing, the narration, the story, the history, are so flawless so far. Simply transfixing.

Finished: Redeeming, Sequel is possible if author saw fit. However, fine as a stand-alone novel, and ok for it stands complete enough.
However … So good, and still didn’t want it to end…could’ve listened to so much more of the story.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lorraine P.
  • 2021/10/29

Exciting Read

Loved it. Wonderful story. I couldn't put it down. Sad period of our country. But excellent writing.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Pam
  • 2021/10/29

I absolutely hated the ending. It could have...

been so much better. The author failed us, I feel. I was left devastated.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • cheryl smith
  • 2021/10/27

Great narration, good story

The narration of this book made it outstanding! What emotion! The story itself was slightly predictable.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Martine Etienne Mesubi
  • 2021/10/17

Worth the credit

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While the ending felt impossible it was still overall a great read.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Daisy
  • 2021/10/04

Could not finish

I didn't find this to be well written or believable in the least. Being from the South I am bothered by fake Southern accents and found that the narrator's voice didn't fit the characters at all.

I am turning this back in unfinished.