By Cheryl Sawyer
In 1756, in the midst of the Seven Years War, Ayisha fights her solitary battle for freedom.
Ayisha is a slave on Martinique, who serves the Master of the plantation.
She is also known as Charlotte by the Master’s sister, a woman who has whimsically taught her to read aloud in French.
But there is nothing whimsical about the cruel, backbreaking life that Ayisha endures on the Caribbean island where fate seems to have imprisoned her forever.
In 1755 this young and spirited woman rebels against her destiny and escapes with stolen gold. Against bitter odds, she makes her way to France.
To avoid capture and prison, she must disguise her identity and her dangerous purpose – to revenge herself on the Master and free her people back on Martinique.
As Charlotte de Novi, Italian aristocrat, she uses a hazardous ploy to penetrate the echelons of wealth and power, but before she can exact her vengeance, two noblemen find out her secret.
One is her deadly enemy.
The other, Guy de Richemont, is in love with her and desperate to save her.
Perfectly capturing the essence of 18th century France, La Créole is an inspirational tale about the fight for freedom in a world that defies all change.
New Zealander Cheryl Sawyer has two master’s degrees, with honors in French and English literature, and her career has included teaching, publishing, and writing. She has traveled to all the countries where her novels are set, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia.