A Respectable Trade
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Bristol in 1787 is booming, a city where power beckons those who dare to take risks. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs capital and a well-connected wife.
Marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves.
Into her new world comes Mehuru, once a priest in the ancient African kingdom of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From opposite ends of the earth, despite the difference in status, Mehuru and Frances confront each other and their need for love and liberty.
From Publishers Weekly
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Wow, an enthralling book. A masterful story weaving together characters, history and reality. Couldn't put it down!!
Tricks of the Trade
The details of British merchant life were a bit much at times but the end was fulfilling and surprising. Wish P-Greggs would make a sequel!