Kay Nelson is married, has four children and eleven grandchildren. When she retired from the Government, she became a Stephen's Minister. She and her husband moved to Pawleys Island, South Carolina where she fell in love with the Lowcountry. She spent months exploring, reading about the history of the area, taking tours of Plantations and becoming a repeat visitor to the Gullah Museum. She is an artist and the Vice President and founding member of Coastal Author's Network.
Women of the Plantations: Lowcountry, S.C.by Ms Kay W. Nelson
Sara, a beautiful and privileged Bostonian, faces unimaginable challenges as she falls in love and moves to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to marry a handsome plantation master. The Civil War is igniting, and the young wife is suddenly left to manage his rice plantation and "his" slaves. The War's growing turbulence brings danger close to home - - rapes, hangings, and harrowing escapes through the Underground Railroad. Sara's abolitionist mother pleads with her daughter to return to the safety of the North.
But Sara will remain on the plantation, as she, herself, becomes a mother. The plantation welcomes a daughter. As Lilly Grace grows, so does a friendship with a young slave, Little Bubba. He introduces her to the lively Gullah culture, rich with chants, trickster lore, and spiritualism. His mother, a medicine woman and conjurer, chillingly foretells the hardships to come. As the war approaches, Lilly Grace and Little Bubba form a bond of blended insights well beyond their years. How they come to use this knowledge will affect many lives.
This is a frenzied era as time honored traditions crumble. The women of the plantation push on and on to save their homes from perils in many forms. Their brave decisions and courageous actions change the course of history.
It's time their voices are heard.
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