Hope opens up about her life as a Creole who dares to aspire to greatness on the restless island of St. James, a British colony. As she moves about in the shadow of Master Livingston, and under the watchful eyes of her servant, Angela, she fantasises about becoming a planter in the lucrative sugar industry. Upon befriending Gloria Hanover, the most powerful woman on the island, the young woman becomes immersed into the world where seduction, cruelty and witchcraft were used as powerful means of dominance. In the midst of social upheaval and economic uncertainties, bitter hearts create room for revenge.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Petulia Blake is a novelist and professor. She grew up in a very small farming community in Trelawny, Jamaica. At the age of fourteen, she migrates to the US with parents and nine other siblings. She earned a doctorate from Indiana State University, a master’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Bates College where she majored in American cultural studies and Spanish. Petulia teaches management at a university and travels extensively.