About the Book
Imagine you're chained in a slave ship – would you survive? Beth a Dukes illegitimate daughter is thrown into a pitiless world. This page turner is a powerful, action packed and gripping tale set in a time when men owned and treated slaves no better than cattle in the search for wealth. Two confident, strong willed, Afro-American women fight to overcome adversity in their own times. Through their connection with 'The Legacy' – Cotton Wood Plantation, they both find their way home. 1856: Beth's harrowing journey on the slave ship 'The Camberley' heading for South Carolina. She is sold in Charleston slave market for $850 to Theodore Jackson a plantation owner. Her connection with 'Cotton Wood Plantation' sets her life twisting and turning where she faces cruelty and suffering. The outcome of her journey holds great fear for her. Through her faith and soul searching, Beth finds that in the end love is the key to her journey. 2008: Ebony holds strong cultural beliefs as an African American career woman. She helps in the election office to elect the first black American President. When clearing her adoptive mother's beach house after her death, she discovers her unfinished family tree and vows to complete it for her. She feels a mix of emotions as she connects with the past, 'The Legacy '–Cotton Wood Plantation. “A gripping page turner – a tour de force.” Review – The Legacy
About the Author
Mardi Marsh is a writer, this is her first novel. She was born in Andover Hampshire and was a former counsellor to a support group. She has three grown up children and four grandchildren who live nearby. Mardi and her husband Bob live in a village near the beach on the south coast of England.