The Indigo Girl, Natasha Boyd
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The Indigo Girl

Author: Natasha Boyd

Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld

Unabridged: 10 hr 32 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 10/03/2017

Genre: Fiction - Historical

Synopsis

The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their familys three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are becoming restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England. Soon their family is in danger of losing everything.Hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes its the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her its impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds her only allies in an aging horticulturalist, an older gentleman lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach her the intricate, thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye, and in returnagainst the laws of the dayshe will teach the slaves to read.So begins an incredible story of dangerous and hidden friendships, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.Based on historical documents and Eliza Lucas own letters, this is a historical fiction account of how young Eliza Lucas produced indigo dye, which became one of South Carolinas largest exports, an export that laid the foundation for the incredible wealth of the South. Although largely overlooked by historians, the accomplishments of Eliza Lucas influenced the course of US history. When she passed away in 1793, President George Washington, at his own request, served as a pallbearer at her funeral.This book is set between the years 1739 and 1744, with romance, intrigue, forbidden friendships, and political and financial threats weaving together the story of a remarkable young woman whose actions were far ahead of their time.

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AudiobooksNow review by Linda Pink on 2018-04-14 00:24:33

This is such a beautifully written story which raises lots of different emotions. Then to find out at the end that this story is based on the real life of one Eliza Lucas Pinchney. One remarkable lady. It was narrated beautifully. Could not put it down. Well worth the read.

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