Master Of Paradise is an original book, never before published.
When Nicholas Peacock is cheated out of his inheritance of Peacock Hall in Kent, he sails to South Carolina. He buys land, clears it, and plants cotton. Eventually, he builds a magnificent house known as Paradise Plantation. Nicholas falls in love with one of the daughters of Bernard Jackson, who owns the neighboring plantation. When Civil War threatens and Bernard Jackson is asked to return to the Congress in Richmond, Nicholas is forced by circumstances to accept a marriage in name only. The sexual tension is stretched to breaking point as the would-be lovers are torn between honor or surrendering to the love and longing in their hearts.
From the author: Master Of Paradise portrays the historically accurate evils of slavery.
Virginia Henley is a multiple award-winning NYTimes bestselling author.
"A master storyteller...Henley knows what historical romance is all about and always gives the readers what they want." Romantic Times.
"No one sets fire to the page like Virginia Henley." Christina Skye.
"Virginia Henley writes the kind of book you simply can't stop reading." Bertrice Small.