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 a proper southern belle she appears to be,
with ambitions of loving who she chooses, and Sarah equally hides behind the
façade 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 into a tale beyond what you ever imagined possible and it
will leave you enraptured until the very end.
Told through alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora
Allen, Cornelius’ wife, Marlen Suyapa Bodden’s The Wedding Gift is an intimate portrait that will leave readers
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