Passions–political and otherwise–fly in this, the second novel in Fletcher’s Carolina Series. Against a local backdrop of political and religious dissent and conflict with the Tuscaroras, the action in this novel reminds readers how connected the Carolina colony was to England in this period. The novel opens in 1710 as three men contend for the governorship of the fledgling colony. Three women pull at the heartstrings of the main character, wealthy planter Roger Mainwairing. Mainwairing had planned to marry a young bride from England, but his attention is diverted by the mysterious exile Lady Mary, who may or may not be the illegitimate daughter of an English king.
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