He bought flesh and she despised him for it. A man of color, who enslaved his own kind, was something Yearie couldn’t abide. Yet, there was something about Benedicte Larieux that she found intriguing. He a wealthy businessman, a patriarch of one of the most influential families in all of New Orleans. She a poor free woman desperate to secure her family’s freedom. They had nothing in common. Or so she thought. Could she trust this man with her heart?
She was a laundress, a hired servant. He had no time to deal with the servant class. That was someone else’s responsibility. Nor had he ever dallied with the help, it just wasn't done. Yet, he found himself wanting to help her. Why did this little woman tempt him to break his own rule? There was no room in his heart for love, or so he thought. Would his overwhelming passion and a secret that could destroy their tenuous bond, stop her from loving him? Or could it open her heart to a union with a man who is unloved…
The love of Benedicte
Unloved : An African American Historical Romance
Unloved...Unwrapped (from the author)