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The Knees of Gullah Island

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Gillam Hale was born to free parents, and his life was untouched by slavery until his preacher father took him on a trip to minister to the Virginia slaves. Gillam wants beautiful Queen Esther from the moment he sees her, but the only way to purchase her is by distilling illicit whiskey--against his family's advice.

Though Gillam achieves his aim, his talent for making fine
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Harlequin Presents (first published March 1st 2008)
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I read this book in a little bit over one day!! I couldnt put it down...even at work!! I loved the characters...and the history in it. I've always been intrigued by the history of this era but this book deepened it for me, so much so that Im planning to hopefully attend the Gullah Festival next year. I'm not sure if Mr Fryer plans on writing more...but I hope so. Although I had to consciously think about and connect the characters with each other, his style of writing was perfect for me. If you ...more
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Twenty five years have passed since Gillam Hale and his family lost their freedom to thieving slavers. They were shanghaied and sold to plantations across the south. He escaped his captors, exhausted his search for his family to no avail, eventually settled with a woman, Rena, and fathered a son. In the first of many coincidences, Gillam's long lost son Joseph, on a thirteen year search for his father, literally stumbles into his backyard. Reunited with Joseph, Gillam leaves Rena with reckless a ...more
This book was GREAT. It only took me a couple of days to read it. I found it very hard to put down and when I did I found myself wanting to know more.
really liked it

lots of history in it

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