Trouble the Water



Trouble the Water Abigail Milton Was Born Into The British Middle Class, But Her Family Has Landed In Unthinkable Debt To Ease Their Burdens, Abby S Parents Send Her To America To Live Off The Charity Of Their Old Friend, Douglas Elling When She Arrives In Charleston At The Age Of Seventeen, Abigail Discovers That The Man Her Parents Raved About Is A Disagreeable Widower Who Wants Little To Do With Her To Her Relief, He Relegates Her Care To A Governess, Leaving Her To Settle Into His Enormous Estate With Little Interference But Just As She Begins To Grow Comfortable In Her New Life, She Overhears Her Benefactor Planning The Escape Of A Local Slave And Suddenly, Everything She Thought She Knew About Douglas Elling Is Turned On Its Head Abby S Attempts To Learn About Douglas And His Involvement In Abolition Initiate A Circuitous Dance Of Secrets And Trust As Abby And Douglas Each Attempt To Manage Their Complicated Interior Lives, Readers Can T Help But Hope That Their Meandering Will Lead Them Straight To Each Other Set Against The Vivid Backdrop Of Charleston Twenty Years Before The Civil War, Trouble The Water Is A Captivating Tale Replete With Authentic Details About Charleston S Aristocratic Planter Class, American Slavery, And The Underground Railroad.

Jacqueline Friedland holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from NYU Law School She practiced as an attorney in New York before returning to school to receive her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College She lives in New York with her husband, four children, and a couple of crazy dogs.

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10 thoughts on “Trouble the Water

  1. Deanne Patterson says:

    1840 s Charleston, South Carolina This is a new to me publisher,SparkPress and I must say I am very impressed with this historical fiction book they have published I am open to readingby this publisher The cover is the book is very eye catching Abigail Milton Abby is from a middle class British family but when finances become an issue she is sent to America to live off the charity of their old friend, Douglas Elling Very unsure of herself and not sure what to do with her time Abby 1840 s Charleston, South Carolina This is a new to me publisher,SparkPress and I must say I am very impressed with this historical fiction book they have published I am open to readingby this publisher The cover is the book is very eye catching Abigail Milton Abby is from a middle class British family but when finances become an issue she is sent to America to live off the charity of their old friend, Douglas Elling Very unsure of herself and not sure what to do with her time Abby is miserable The widower who is take take care of her is a grumpy man who has lost his daughter and wife and wants nothing to do with her Staying out of his way is the preferred thing for her Life starts to open up for Abby as she gets used to her new living situation an starts to becomecomfortable Unable to help but overhear her benefactor making plans for the escape of a slave Does she really know, Douglas H...

  2. Michele says:

    I loved this book It s a cross between Jane Eyre and The Underground Railroad It s a well researched book with a really interesting story I started it on vacation and read it straight through You ll root for the heroine and for some of the ancillary characters Don t miss it

  3. Daria says:

    What an amazing debut novel set during the pre civil war era I don t usually read historical romance but this story just grabbed me from the beginning It was so well researched and written that you really felt like you were in Charleston in 1846 Even though it is a romance, it also covers the important issues of that time, namely slavery and abolition without being trite and cliche The heroine, Abby is a strong independent woman, which is rare for such a period She was honest and loyal, tho What an amazing debut novel set during the pre civil war era I don t usu...

  4. Dianne says:

    A book to cuddle up with on a cold winter s eve or to take your time and savor on warm breezy day Settle in for a read that makes you laugh, makes you cry all in all makes you feel renewed and optimistic about life You ll miss it when it s over Looking forward to readingfrom this s...

  5. Arthur Berkell says:

    I generally don t read fiction and certainly don t read romantic novels Trouble the Water , however, is in a class by itself It brings you back to the aristocratic Old South back in time when etiquette was strict and moral rectitude was valued if not demanded Your eyes are opened in a very real way to the manner in which slaves were regarded and how they were treated by their owners In today s parlance, even the word owners is repugnant Almost from the beginning the reader suspects a I generally don t read fiction and certainly don t read romantic novels Trouble the Water , however, is in a class by itself It br...

  6. Kim says:

    A young English woman lands on Charleston s docks after a three month sea journey looking for the benefactor who had offered a year of protection When she finds herself alone for hours waiting for her escort she is determined to find her way to the offices of this benefactor and comes upon a scene that is troubling and unexplained Douglas Elling, owner of Elling Exports and a large inherited estate is to be Abigail Milton s guardian for a year commencing sometime in 1845 The setting remains A young English woman lands on Charleston s docks after a three month sea journey looking for the benefactor who had offered a year of protection When she finds herself alone for hours waiting for her escort she is determined to find her way to the offices of this benefactor and comes upon a scene that is troubling and unexplained Douglas Elling, owner of Elling Exports and a large inherited estate is to be Abigail Milton s guardian for a year commencing sometime in...

  7. Gina says:

    I won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway Set in Charleston 20 years before the civil war Trouble the Water is a historical romance that explores many issues of the time class, slavery and abolitionism as well as high society social drama All the characters were charming, even the antagonist, and the underground railroad portrayal was vivid It is clear Friedland did extensive research and her descriptions do a good job of transporting you to the period but at times the wording I won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway Set in Charleston 20 years before the civil war Trouble the Water is a historical romance that explores many issues of the time class, slavery and abolitionism as well as high society social drama All the characters were charmi...

  8. Mary Robinson says:

    With thanks to the author, Jacqueline Friedland, the publisher, Spark Press, and NetGalley.com for the advanced reader copy Trouble the Water is an enjoyable historical fiction novel set in Charleston, SC in the 1840s Abby is a young British girl sent to live with a dear friend of her fathers after her family s fall into debt She arrives and finds the widower who is entrusted with her care to be a gruff and irksome man, and the ways of the American South different from her homeland Well res With thanks to the author, Jacqueline Friedland, the publisher, Spark Press, and NetGalley.com for the advanced reader...

  9. Maureen Timerman says:

    Most of this book takes place in the 1840 s in Charleston South Carolina and we meet slavery head on, but there are so many other stories going on here, a bit of romance, unrequited love, jealousy, abuse, and .The author has given us a man who has suffered greatly from the hate of others, and we find him rebounding back to life, and then it seems to be snatched away from him There is also a young woman who is sent to live from England to an unknown place in South Carolina, she goes away fro Most of this book takes place in the 1840 s in Charleston South Carolina and we meet slavery head on, but there are so many other stories going on here, a bit of romance, unrequited love, jealousy, abuse, and .The author has given us a man who ...

  10. Wendy says:

    I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of this book It starts out right away with action, and the excitement doesn t slow down for the entirety of the book This is a plot heavy, fast paced book Once you get past the first couple of chapters, it s hard to put down, so beware I ve read many books that involve the Underground Railroad, and this one has just moved to the top of my list The real focus of the book is the relations...

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