Chains by Tom Lewis

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THE SLAVES OF DUNWOODIE PLANTATION
Louise ….. Called "Lu Lu,"  Only fourteen when she is sold with her mother into slavery by her own father, the Governor General of Guadeloupe...  Forced to watch her mother being murdered onboard ship… purchased by a plantation owner as a birthday present for his spoiled wife… and expects a life of total misery. Can she someday find love and freedom?
Abraham….. Called "Kwanni"… Strong and aloof blacksmith… Avenges his wife's murder and is forced to run…  Can he also find the freedom he desperately seeks?
David…..   Lame and shy, but handsome and intelligent young groom who worships Lu Lu.  Will he win her…and freedom for both of them?
Samson….. David's giant half brother….unselfish and fiercely protective of those he loves… Loyal and faithful overseer for his master so long as his people are treated well.
THE SISTERS
Agnes and Penelope….. Highly educated daughters of a wealthy Philadelphia family… Agnes, now married to a young minister assigned to a southern church, carries on a close correspondence with Penelope, a teacher and ardent abolitionist.
THE DUNWOODS
Charles….. Stern, ambitious, but fair-minded master of his Eastern North Carolina plantation
Ella….. His eccentric, bigoted wife
Edward….. Their spoiled, arrogant son and heir
THE COMMODORE
Thaddeus Harding…..  Wealthy and fiery shipping merchant… Will his view of life be changed by one single slave?

This is their story
 

About Tom Lewis

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A Tarheel native and son of amateur musicians and writers, Tom Lewis was born in Rocky Mount, NC, graduated from New Bern High School, and was further educated in the US and Europe. Before retiring to seriously write for publication, Tom spent 38 years as a symphony orchestra conductor in Europe as well as Charlotte, NC, Roswell, NM, Rochester, MN, Tulsa, OK, and Sioux City, IA.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by McBryde Publishing, LLC. 352 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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