A love affair tests a new nation’s revolutionary ideals.
In 1770s Boston, a prosperous merchant’s daughter, Eliza Boylston, lives a charmed life—until war breaches the walls of the family estate and forces her to live in a world in which wealth can no longer protect her.
As the chaos of the Revolutionary War tears her family apart, Eliza finds herself drawn to her uncle’s slave, John Watkins. Their love leads to her exile in Braintree, Massachusetts, home to radicals John and Abigail Adams and Eliza’s midwife sister-in-law, Lizzie Boylston. But even as the uprising takes hold, Eliza can’t help but wonder whether a rebel victory will grant her and John the most basic of American rights.
About the Author
Jodi Daynard is the author of the bestselling novel The Midwife’s Revolt. Her short stories and essays have been widely published in journals such as the New England Review, Fiction, Other Voices, and the Paris Review. Ms. Daynard has taught creative writing at Harvard University, MIT, and Emerson College.