Based on her ancestor's true story, Dorothea Bonneau's, Once in a Blood Moon, releases today!!! You must get your copy.
ONCE IN A BLOOD MOON is already hitting the best-seller list in African American Historical. This sweeping, heart-wrenching story will pull you in and not let you go.
Kirkus Reviews declares, "Alexandra is a tenacious heroine who's easy to root for and the author elegantly articulates her precarious position between white and black society. Overall this novel explores issues of equality and personal freedom in thought provoking ways. Sharp writing, an original plot, and a strong female protagonist make for an engrossing read."
Once in a Blood Moon
By Dorothea Hubble Bonneau
Heaven’s Hill plantation, upriver from Georgetown, South Carolina, 1807: Sixteen-year-old Alexandra de Gambia is the daughter of a wealthy African-American planter and a social-climbing mother who can pass for white. But, balancing the tightrope between girlhood and the complicated adult world is a treacherous undertaking. One misstep could ruin a young woman’s prospects forever.
Alexandra yearns to establish her own place in the world as an accomplished violinist. She assumes her talent and her family’s wealth will pave her way to success—however, her life becomes a nightmare when her mother dies and her father is murdered by bigoted officials eager to seize Heaven’s Hill for their own.
Alexandra and her little brother, Jimi, heirs to Heaven’s Hill, have targets on their backs. They are forced to flee for their lives and for their freedom.
What the futures holds is uncertain. Sometimes fate has its own plans.