By Philippa Gregory
Bristol in 1787 is booming, a urban the place energy beckons those that dare to take dangers. Josiah Cole, a small dockside dealer, is ready to gamble every thing to hitch the massive gamers of town. yet he wishes capital and a well-connected spouse.
Marriage to Frances Scott is a together handy answer. buying and selling her social contacts for Josiah's defense, Frances unearths her lifestyles and fortune depending on the decent alternate of sugar, rum, and slaves.
Into her new international comes Mehuru, as soon as a clergyman within the old African nation 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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He frowned. ” she yelped. “No. Yuck. Of course not. My sister, Alexis, asked me to—” She pressed her lips together and turned away and started for the car—assuming Alexis hadn’t driven off in it after slinking away. ” “Not so fast,” Riley said as he grabbed her arm. “You can’t show up like this, take pictures, then walk away. ” Gracie jerked free of his grip, then squared her shoulders before turning around to face him. “I never tried to hurt you,” she said as calmly as she could when what she wanted to do was run screaming into the night.
We don’t even know if they’re in the library,” Gracie said in a low voice. “Zeke says they always meet there. ” Gracie asked. ” What Gracie wanted was to be far, far from here. But she recognized Alexis’s stubborn expression and her own guilt. Even if she wanted to turn her back on her sister, she couldn’t. Better to simply take the pictures and get out than stay crouched and arguing. “Get ready,” Gracie said as she once again moved toward the house. The bushes under the building were thicker than they first appeared.
Hot, bright light exploded in the night. Gracie instantly dropped to her knees as she swore under her breath. The flash! How could she have forgotten about the flash? “Because I use the camera to take pictures of wedding cakes, not to spy on people,” she muttered as she scrambled back to her feet and started running toward the car. There was no sign of Alexis, nor did Gracie know if she’d actually gotten a picture of anything. Not that it mattered. ” As the forceful command was accompanied by something hard and very gunlike being jabbed between her shoulder blades, Gracie did as instructed.