The Passion Stone Author:Harriette de Jarnette Her beauty was as exotic as the lush blossoms of her native South, weaving into her every movement as a sensual rhythm that drove men mad with desire. Though she had been born a slave, her fair skin and tawny hair belied her heritage, a heritage which she was determined at all costs to deny. To achieve the freedom she craved, she ran away from E... more »lmside plantation to the fabulous city of New Orleans, where a woman like herself could win the protection of a wealthy and powerful admirer. There was no deception she would not practice, no wiles she could not use, no friend she would not betray in order to conceal the secret of her birth. But she would always be haunted by the mysterious power of the loa stone, a reminder of everything she had vowed to put behind her--until the day when she would be forced to face the true nature of her destiny, and confront the one man whose steadfast love remained the only constant in a world that was crumbling around her.« less
a wonderful story of a young womens struggle in a new America. This tale contains many issues of the day. Including class structure, the rights of women, and the inticacies of being of more than one color in the times of slavery. Set in decadent New Orleans you get to experience "quadroon balls", "kept women" and the ever changing landscape of our country. Follow this young women out of slavery and into her lovers arms. Find gentlemen ready to duel for a ladies affections, as dashing as Rhett Butler ever hoped to be. I highly recomend this book, I hope that you will be enchanted with our heroine as I was. Happy reading
I highly recomend this steamy story. I hope you will be as enchanted with the heroine as I was.