“Shades of Charles Dickens’ work ... this offbeat, refreshingly absorbing Civil War novel features impeccable research ... Along with the two well-drawn narrators, the novel boasts several wonderful secondary characters.” Kirkus Reviews, Blue Starred review
The first historical novel about the American Civil War, written from the perspective of real events in Liverpool at that time. Published on the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War (2015).
Provides vivid insights into the significance of Britain in the conflict and events that could have decided the outcome of the American Civil War.
A powerful story of courage, betrayal and love, told in the compelling voices of an escaped slave girl and a Confederate general. Liverpool, 1863: Newly arrived in England, wealthy liberals enlist Trinity, an escaped slave girl, in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincoln's Union. Jubal, a high-ranking Confederate officer, has arrived to find supporters and raise funds for the opposing side. When Trinity discovers a high-stakes conspiracy to win the war for the South, she must risk everything to stop it – including her new-found freedom. But who will believe a runaway slave? And who can she really trust?