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The "superb" New York Times bestselling author delivers a sweeping epic set during the early days of the Civil War.
In 1853, Carolyn Vinton is left alone and pregnant after her fiancé, abolitionist doctor William Saylor, disappears. After his stepbrother convinces her that William is dead, Carolyn accepts his offer of marriage, not realizing that she is being drawn into an elaborate ruse by her new husband and his father, a pro-slavery senator--and that William is still alive.
Their passionate reunion takes place in the midst of the violent Civil War, as abolitionists and pro-slavers battle over the Kansas Territory. Now only their willingness to sacrifice their lives for their beliefs--and for each other--can save them.
About the Author
Mary Mackey is the author of a number of novels, as well as severalscreenplays and numerous works of nonfiction and poetry. A magna cumlaude graduate of Harvard with a PhD from the University of Michigan,she is a past West Coast President of PEN, and currently is professor ofEnglish and writer-in-residence at California State University. Sheloves with her husband in northern California.