The story of a white orphan girl sold to a southern plantation owner and raised by the slaves he owns. She grows up to love them as a family and as she becomes an adult, opportunities arise for her because of the colour of her skin. She has to make some difficult choices and she does the best she can to try to keep her family safe.
I really loved this book and was held captive the whole way though, but holy crap, the drama! I can't see myself re-reading it because all the emotions a book like this triggers are a little much to handle. I would definitely recommend it though.