Anna is a slave girl. Although she is a slave, she is lucky to be with a family that has always treated her well, in fact she is childhood friends with the two children of the family and their friend, Joshua, another slave-owner’s child. She has always had feelings for Joshua but had to keep her dangerous love for him hidden. As they grow up, they drift apart, until one day fate brings them back together and Joshua confesses that he too loves Anna. They start sneaking around, meeting in secret to steal a few kisses here and there, as their love for one another grows. Then, one day Anna’s father reveals that he has found a suitable husband for her. He is a slave as well and she would be able to continue serving her masters while married to him. Anna is devastated and feels that her time with Joshua was just a dream that she must wake up from. She tells Joshua, who becomes angry, swearing that no one shall have her but him, and he works hard to find a way for them to be together. The events that follow alter the lives of the whole family. Will their forbidden love survive or will both of them give up in the face of societal norms that consider their romance taboo?
A sweet, clean historical romance by Alexa Montrose. This romance short read is designed to be enjoyed in a single afternoon.
"I really appreciate authors that write romance and keep it clean. This was a quick historical read. Good storyline and the subject matter was handled well." Author J. Adams.
Categories: 20th century historical romance, historical romance slavery, historical BWWM romance, southern historical romance, historical romance interracial, historical romance clean, southern interracial romance, historical romance slave.