Seffie began life as a slave, companion to a sickly white girl and privileged to learn to read and write and even speak French. But her life of relative comfort is about to come to an end. Loss and tragedy work hard to drive the joy from Seffie's heart, but she has a drive of her own: to seek a new life in the North. But even if she succeeds, can her guarded heart learn to love again--or is it too late?
Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than 70 of his own titles plus serving as editor/redactor of nearly 30 more books. He is known as the man responsible for the reawakened interest in George MacDonald of the last twenty years. In addition to the MacDonald titles adapted/edited for today's reader, his publishing efforts in bringing back full-length quality facsimile editions also spawned renewed interest in MacDonald's original work. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time between Scotland and their home in Eureka, California. Visit Michael's Web site at www.macdonaldphillips.com