The Forbidden Lily
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First Published on Dec 30 2016
The family’s patriarch, Will, and his two sons, Pierre and Julien, have never lived by anyone’s standards, but those that have been in their family for many years. Their most reputable plantation, Ashleywood, is known secretly amongst slaves near and far as ‘Slaab Heaben.’ And many slaves risk their lives to reach it rather than the North.
But that’s not only what this story is all about. It’s about the wealthy family that resides in the Big House on the Ashleywood plantation that consists of men unafraid to pull the trigger on their enemy. It is about loyalty amongst those you learn to trust most, and the Creole culture as it then existed, and the people of New Orleans trying desperately to hold onto that culture after Americains have arrived and try just as hard to change it.
It’s about a broken family, and failed marriages, and extramarital affairs, and love, and what a father and two sons will go through to get it. It’s about protecting your children, and the people you love when the enemy looks just like you. And forgiveness, and how it can heal a past that many wouldn’t want to remember. And last but not least, it’s about a brothel madam who dabbles with tarot cards, for it is this woman who tells Pierre Jennings to find The Forbidden Lily.
A heart-wrenching family saga by bestselling author Shelley Young. From page one you will live, smell and become a part of New Orleans the way it used to be in the early 19th century.
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