The Cane Whisperers

By Jessica Bentley

General fiction, Historical fiction, Romance | eBook


The Cane Whisperers is a historical saga set in Antebellum Louisiana. When a family of slaves; Jem, Sarah and their children Jack, Coralie and Delia are lost in a card game their lives are thrown into chaos. They are won by ruthless French aristocrat, Julian De Vallière, who keeps the regally beautiful Sarah and her troubled daughter Delia and sells the remaining family members. The story follows their plight for reunion with the aid of abolitionist lawyer Mathew Reinhart, kind hearted prostitute Kaye Sommers, down and out drifter Will Parnell and blue-eyed dreamer Nathanial Colbourne. When they devise a plan for emancipation so begins a game of cat and mouse between Julian and the family he destroyed. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans and Fairfax Plantation, The Cane Whisperers is a story of love, courage against adversity and the ultimate quest for freedom.


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The Cane Whisperers is a historical saga set in Antebellum Louisiana. When a family of slaves; Jem, Sarah and their children Jack, Coralie and Delia are lost in a card game their lives are thrown into chaos. They are won by ruthless French aristocrat, Julian De Vallière, who keeps the regally beautiful Sarah and her troubled daughter Delia and sells the remaining family members. The story follows their plight for reunion with the aid of abolitionist lawyer Mathew Reinhart, kind hearted prostitute Kaye Sommers, down and out drifter Will Parnell and blue-eyed dreamer Nathanial Colbourne. When they devise a plan for emancipation so begins a game of cat and mouse between Julian and the family he destroyed. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans and Fairfax Plantation, The Cane Whisperers is a...


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Jessica Bentley lives in London with her husband and enjoys writing historical fiction. She became interested in the antebellum period while studying American Literature at university, particularly the way in which literature can shape our historical memory. 'The Cane Whisperers' is her debut novel and she is currently writing the sequel which will focus on the next generation of characters.



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