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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:African American & Black / Historical
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Hidden Hills Saga
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:126
  • eBook ISBN:9781483541211

The Hidden Hills Saga

Book I: Ice Whispers

by K. Willow

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Slavery of a different kind, beyond physical chains, leads to a different type of escape . . . Three women trapped in the fragile and precarious world between slave and free. Marissa, the lady of a grand plantation. Lolley, a soon-to-be freed young woman, ambitious and jealous of her mistress’s life. And Shelby, the slave of a prosperous free black family who finds herself suddenly caught in the middle of the deception, rivalry, and conspiracy that unfold.


Slavery of a different kind, beyond physical chains, leads to a different type of escape . . . Marissa Kristofferson can taste freedom. Her long years of suffering at the hands of her sadistic husband, Lance, are coming to an end as he lies dying. But she is stunned when he reveals the contents of his will and what she must do to keep Kristofferson Plantation, and how he plans to keep her bound to him even beyond the grave. The beautiful slave Lolley has always envied Marissa’s life, and after learning that the master has also ordered her freed after his death, she is determined to reach for the life she wants by becoming the mistress of Marissa’s son, Shane, though she does not realize the lengths Marissa will go to to prevent the match, or the far-reaching consequences that will follow. And Shelby, the plain and dutiful slave of free blacks, is unwittingly caught in the shocking drama that unfolds as a family is torn apart. Used as a pawn in a game of rivalry, deception, and betrayal, hers is a fight for survival while attempting to remain true to herself. Three women—so very different but each carrying dark secrets that are closely intertwined, caught in a world between slave and free, a world which is becoming more fragile and precarious as war threatens and alliances shift, and each harboring seemingly impossible dreams of a better future. In this first book of a dark historical saga, K. Willow paints a lush, emotional portrait of scandal, murder, injustice, and the ties that bind in the antebellum South.

About the author

K. Willow is a novelist and award-winning writer with a background in television, film, theatre, and soap operas. She writes dark historical and urban fantasy novels and lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband.