South Carolina, 1781. Antonia Lorimer is a young widow living alone on her plantation, Legacy, which has been devastated over the course of the American War of Independence. She has made it her business to rebuild the estate and nurse William Marshall, a British soldier, back to health. Antonia is unaware of the fact that it was Marshall, of all people, who shot her husband dead in the turmoil of war. In her ignorance, she allows herself to fall ever more deeply under the spell of this exceptional man.
hatred and reconciliation, war and peace, devastation and reconstruction, betrayal and forgiveness – all wrapped up in a passionate romance
a great Southern Epic – powerful, authentic, based on historical fact and written in a delightfully vivid style