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Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan -- merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados, a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past, a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Bookmobile Branch WILLIG (Lauren) (Text) 37814003488328 FICTION - NEW Book None 10/30/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC WILLIG (Text) 33892100616144 Adult Fiction Book None 06/17/2019 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Willi (Text) 37862000445015 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/14/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library WILLIG, Lauren (Text) 33330004474575 Adult Fiction Book None 10/15/2019 Available -
Pilot Rock Public Library McN F WIL (Text) 37868000140381 McNaughton Collection Book Branch_Only_3months 06/11/2019 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062839022
  • ISBN: 0062839020
  • Physical Description: 464 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

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Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan -- merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados, a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past, a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.
Subject: Haunted places > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Sugar plantations > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Barbados > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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