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Catalina is a slave with an insatiable desire for freedom.

After escaping for a second time, she is recaptured and sold to the Morley Estate on the other side of Jamaica. Unable to accept captivity, she plans to escape yet again but is temporarily thwarted by tragic events in Kingston. Her master's passionate interest in her brings some respite—until the arrival of his new
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Paperback, 337 pages
Published August 22nd 2014 by Browsing Rhino (first published August 15th 2014)
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Joan
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Historical Fiction at its best

This is an excellent historical novel set in 18th century relative to the island of Jamaica in the West Indies and vast sugar plantations owned by British and tended to by black slaves under most severe conditions. In the past, a large group of escaped slaves, who were called Maroons, signed a treaty with the British that they would live in peace and in return would be available to find escaped slaves and bring them in. They had their own town and had been awarded a
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Marilou George
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This historical novel is set in the 18th century and includes the Saga of the Morley Family. The story takes place on the island of Jamaica in the West Indies. During this time, the British owned massive sugar plantations as well as slaves to maintain them. The conditions for the slaves were extremely severe with the exception of the Morley Plantation. Charles Morley was the son of the plantation owner, and he believed that the punishments were too severe so he treated the slaves on his fathers’ ...more
Linda
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
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My officially first Goodreads giveaways luck! And although it took me a couple of years to actually read it, I see it as a special item in my library.

So what took me so long? Besides the ever-growing 'to read' pile. First of all, visually it is not a book that attract you in a way that you would like to touch and to browse trough. Secondly...well there is no second. Other books were just a bit more touchable.

In general I like the book but there are some things missing for
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Evija
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I was lucky to recieve this book for free through the goodreads FRG.
As historical fiction books are one of my favourites, I very looked forward to recieve the book. When I did, I got into it stright away and wasn't dissapointed for a minute. Actually I fell in love with the book from the first few pages and our relationships lasted till the very end and even after that.
Author led me to the wonderful journey in time and space. I've never been to Jamaica but now it feels like I've lived there for
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Kath Middleton
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Charles Morley runs the Morley Estate sugar plantation in the West Indies. His father, now largely retired, wants him to marry but he's only interested in one of the slave girls. She doesn't feel the same about him. He's taken to London to find a wife but prefers the mulatto girl. He marries a woman who owns a rival plantation and both bear him sons. The story includes much of the history of the Indies and the shameful way a treaty between the British crown and the Maroons was broken.

It's full
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Joo
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an epic tale of the Morley family owning and living on a sugar cane plantation in 18th century Jamaica.

The story starts when Charles is a young man and falls in love with Catalina a slave girl. His father is not happy and sends him off to London to find a wife, which he does. He has a child by both his wife and his love, but obviously there are complications and so the family story weaves along the years.

I really enjoyed this sprawling story. I learned a bit of history, although I prefer
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Deborah
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good read. It was nice to see a story about a time and place I hadn't read before. We all know about the slaves in America, but I can't recall ever reading about Jamaica and slavery before. The cruelty was beyond anything any human should endure. This story showed the strength and courage of the slaves. And it showcased the horrors of their lives quite clearly. I don't mean to preach, but if we as a race could just realize that we all bleed red. Then maybe we could accomplish way more than ...more
 Julie
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written with great character development. Mr. Hamilton always does his homework, well researched. A compelling story, well told.
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George Hamilton likes to know what’s going on around the world, to delve into the customs and practices of different cultures, and this is often a feature of his novels. His tales are based on people's intense personal or family dramas, with major social or political events strongly impacting their story. In addition to World Literature, he also writes multi-genre novels which include: Historical, ...more
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