By Tammye Huf


Henry O’Toole sails to America in 1848 to escape famine in Ireland, only to find anti-Irish prejudice awaiting him. So he changes his surname to Taylor and heads south to Virginia, seeking work as a blacksmith on the prosperous plantations. Sarah is a slave. Torn from her family and sold to Jubilee Plantation, she must navigate the hierarchy of her fellow slaves, the whims of her white masters, and now the attentions of the mysterious blacksmith. Fellow slave Maple knows that a white man’s attention spells trouble. Based on the true story of the author’s great-great-grandparents, this is an epic tale of love and courage, desperation and determination.

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Narrator James Murphy
Length 9hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 14889
Publisher Myriad; 2021