On Sale: May 8, 2018
Featuring: Abigail Milton
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Women's Fiction Historical
Abigail Milton was born into the British middle class,
but her family has landed in unthinkable debt. To ease
their burdens, Abbyâ€™s parents send her to America to live
off the charity of their old friend, Douglas Elling. When
she arrives in Charleston at the age of seventeen,
Abigail discovers that the man her parents raved about is
a disagreeable widower who wants little to do with her.
To her relief, he relegates her care to a governess,
leaving her to settle into his enormous estate with
little interference. But just as she begins to grow
comfortable in her new life, she overhears her benefactor
planning the escape of a local slaveâ€”and suddenly,
everything she thought she knew about Douglas Elling is
turned on its head.
Abbyâ€™s attempts to learn more about Douglas and his
involvement in abolition initiate a circuitous dance of
secrets and trust. As Abby and Douglas each attempt to
manage their complicated interior lives, readers canâ€™t
help but hope that their meandering will lead them
straight to each other. Set against the vivid backdrop of
Charleston twenty years before the Civil War, Trouble the
Water is a captivating tale replete with authentic
details about Charlestonâ€™s aristocratic planter class,
American slavery, and the Underground Railroad.
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