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Author Friedland, Jacqueline, author.

Title Trouble the water : a novel / Jacqueline Friedland.

Publication Info. Temple, Arizona : Sparkpress, 2018.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 LaSalle PL Adult Fiction - LSBB-3  F FRIEDLAND    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  FRIEDLAND J    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Fiction - MRBB-3  F FRIEDLAND J    AVAILABLE
Description 338 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary Abigail Milton was born into the British middle class, but her family has landed in unthinkable debt. To ease their burdens, Abby'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 slave--and suddenly, everything she thought she knew about Douglas Elling is turned on its head. Abby'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 can'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 Charleston's aristocratic planter class, American slavery, and the Underground Railroad.
Abigail Milton was born into the British middle class, but her debt-ridden parents send her to Charleston, S.C. to live off the charity of their old friend, Douglas Elling. The man her parents raved about is a disagreeable widower who wants little to do with her, and relegates her care to a governess. When she overhears Elling planning the escape of a local slave, Abby's attempts to learn more about abolition initiate a circuitous dance of secrets and trust.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Widowers -- Fiction.
Abolitionists -- Fiction.
British -- United States -- Fiction.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781943006540 (paperback)
1943006547 (paperback)

 
    
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