An epic tale of love, family relationships and the barbaric nature of slavery, The Fall of the House of James is the first book in the James Saga.
It follows the forbidden romance between Lawrence James, the son of a plantation owner and Jasmine Thomas, a slave on the Havers End plantation in the fictitious town of Ark Angel in South Carolina in 1860.
Although he is aware of the consequences, Lawrence finds his feelings continue to grow as he spends more time with Jasmine.
However, there are other problems for Lawrence. He has been groomed to take over the Havers End plantation, but Lawrence has a deep uneasiness about becoming a slave owner. His position is not helped by his volatile relationship with his father, Edward and what will happen if Edward finds out about his relationship with Jasmine.
There are also concerns over his eldest sister, Belvedere Rossiter, and her growing friendship with a rebellious slave, Donald Archer. While Lawrence loathes Donald, Belvedere has an opposing view.
Lawrence’s biggest dilemma is – does he choose to be the dutiful son or risk everything to be with Jasmine?
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Annette Austin has been a writer since childhood. She started off writing poetry before progressing to short stories and eventually novel writing. After having a dream in December 2012, Annette began writing The Fall of the House of James. She published the novel in June 2018.
When Annette is not watching 1980’s soap operas and singing loudly to 1980’s pop music, she likes to do yoga exercises whenever she can. The Fall of The House of James is the first novel in the James Saga.
This novel is available on Amazon.
The second novel in the James Saga, Always A Slave is available on Amazon.
Annette is hoping to publish several more books in the James Saga and is currently working on the third novel, A Slave’s Vow. Annette welcomes any feedback or questions from readers and is happy to be contacted at email@example.com and on her Twitter account, Annette Austin@Annette91329398.