Come to the Oaks: The Story of Ben and Tobias

Come to the Oaks: The Story of Ben and Tobias

by Bryan T. Clark

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Winner of the 2017 Rainbow Award for BEST GAY HISTORICAL
Lambda Literary Award Finalist for 2017 BEST GAY ROMANCE

In 1845, as America is drowning in its own racial conflict, in a time when forbidden love has to remain a secret, can two young men find love when one has everything to lose, and the other has nothing?

For Tobias, a young African man, life has ended before it began. Snatched abruptly from his homeland and enslaved into the Antebellum South, grand homes and majestic oak trees meant little to him. Now he is considered the property of other men, but his spirit would not be broken.

The awkward Benjamin Nathanael Lee lives a privileged life. His father owns the largest tobacco plantation south of the Mason Dixon line. Ben wants little to do with the harsh realities of running a plantation-that is, until he meets Tobias, the one person that changes everything for him.

Wealth, greed, and power brought them together. The same now threatens to separate them forever. The two men are on the verge of losing the one thing that matters: their love for one another. Against the odds, they steal off and embark on a journey to find freedom: the freedom to love one another and to live a life without the chains of slavery.

Come to the Oaks is the tale of a forbidden romance-a love forged by two young men as they journey through a land that is tearing itself apart.



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ISBN-13: 9780997056235
Publisher: Cornbread Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2017
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Bryan Thomas Clark is a funny, loving, family-oriented, and proud member of the LGBTQ community. After twenty-seven years in law enforcement, Bryan retired in 2015 to focus on his writing full time. He is the author of two previous Male/Male Romance novels: Ancient House of Cards and Before Sunrise. In his work, he is known to push the boundaries with brilliantly crafted stories of friendship, love, complicated relationships, and challenges all woven into a hard-earned happily-ever-after. In 2014, Ancient House of Cards was nominated for GOODREADS M/M ROMANCE 2014 Best Debut book of the year, and sold in seven countries its first year. Before Sunrise received a five-star review from USA Today, earning Bryan the high praise of a 'Master Storyteller'.

Behind his computer, working on his next novel, Bryan writes Male/Male Romance with an emphasis on moral dilemma. His multicultural characters and riveting plots embody real life, filled with challenges, personal growth, and, of course, what we all desire-love.

When Bryan isn't writing, he enjoys traveling, lying by a body of water soaking up the sun, and watching a good movie while snuggled up with his husband and their loyal companion (Nettie the Sheepadoodle) on the couch.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Bryan has made his home and life in the Central Valley of California.

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