Local Author Deirdre Newton

This well researched historical novel tells the story of a fictional plantation near the coast of North Carolina in the years after the American Revolution.. It is a dark and cruel place for the workers on this farm. The master, Archie McLachlan, causes fear to run through the hearts of the slaves, except for one woman who speaks up deliberately and without fear whenever she wishes. Her name is Soola, and she fast becomes leader of the slaves and friend to the master's wife Gertrude. The friendship forms a triangle of competition, love, and hatred as "Massa Archie" becomes more and more dangerous, even towards his own son Robert and Soola's son John, even to a point where Soola begins to understand the meaning of fear. But, together, the leaders of the second generation can look for a future where hope might overcome fear.Thus, this story, Part One of a four-part series, not only recounts the family's beginnings at the Inveraray/Dogwood Plantation, but also introduces the second generation, who will appear again in the ensuing volumes.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
The Dogwood Plantation: Fear Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781099742064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independently Published - May 29th, 2019

This well researched historical novel tells the story of a fictional plantation near the coast of North Carolina in the years after the American Revolution.. It is a dark and cruel place for the workers on this farm. The master, Archie McLachlan, causes fear to run through the hearts of the slaves, except for one woman who speaks up deliberately and without fear whenever she wishes.