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The wedding gift

Author: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When prestigious plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah, her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper Southern belle she appears to be--with ambitions of loving whom she chooses--and Sarah equally hides behind the facade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape. Both women bring these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
ISBN: 9781250026385 1250026385 9781250029027 1250029023
OCLC Number: 827256670
Notes: "A novel"--Jacket.
Description: 305 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Marlen Suyapa Bodden.

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"When prestigious plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah, her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper Southern belle she appears to be--with ambitions of loving whom she chooses--and Sarah equally hides behind the facade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape. Both women bring these tumultuous secrets and desires with them to their new home, igniting events that spiral [out of control]"--

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