The Cost of Hope
What can a former slave without a penny to her name and no memory beyond the last five years ask from life?
Soleil has no delusions of living a grand life. Or even a happy one for that matter. The only thing she wants is safety for her daughter. But when even that seems impossible she takes matters into her own hands. Only life has a different plan, sending her into the arm...more
Soleil was such a strong and beautiful character. I loved seeing her story and see her find the happiness she deserves. She was a fierce mother and would do anything for her daughter. She was put through so many trials but still came out the ...more
If you’re looking for the sweet romance dusted with sugar this is it. If you like period pieces this book is for you. I had a few issues as the name Soleil literally means sun in French and was not and still is not commonly used among native French. It was also predictable, along with being somewhat unbelievable considering the clothes he bought her, the picnics, along with taking her to a doctor in the middle of the night. Also from the beginning why didn ...more
I was totally engaged from page one. Soleil (Sarah at first) is a former slave who has been mistreated by her owner and hasn't been freed. It's the 1860's in the Post Civil War era. She has a blurry past as she has amnesia and doesn't remember where she came from before she was owned by this vicious man and his family. So the story starts as she escapes with her little girl from her captor, injured and ...more
Alex looked up to find Soleil right in Alexander Cummings arms. (Soleil is what she was called before becoming James' slave.) Alex and Soleil had grown up together and was young when they fell in love. Now Alex lives in Elba, Alabama and owns the larg ...more
This is a story of social prejudice and a cl ...more
This story was well written and flowed well. For me, it was a refreshing spin on an interracial romance during the 1860’s Deep South. As with any good romance there are villains and Vivian ...more
The facts about the this time period in the US are not pretty. Made quite clear in so many details of this story. Knowledge that human trafficking could still affect a World traveler terrifying. The sweet hope of escape and love for anyone in these circumstances... Priceless.
Read full review in the 2018 Nov issue of InD'tale Magazine.
I normally shy away from IR historical novels, but something about this one drew me. I’m glad it did, it was a beautifully written novel. Alex’s look was apparent and I love how the Complexity of his decision was shown. Soleil was strong and beautiful soul. That their love was able to thrive in the face of so many obstacles was amazing. It’s an amazing book, a must read.