The Cost of Hope by G.S. Carr

Alexander Cummings had long ago accepted that love was lost to him. After picking up the pieces of his broken heart, he threw himself into the duties of owning one of the largest plantations in Elba Alabama. But it seems like life shows him mercy when the goddess he thought he lost appears back in his life as if conjured from his deepest desires. Only she returns far from the same and with secrets he never imagined.

Abducted and having survived slavery, Soleil Dufor wants one thing in life: safety. When pushed to the brink she has no choice but to gain it on her own. That is until life throws her into the arms of a handsome plantation owner who claims to love her. Instincts tell her she shouldn’t trust him, but circumstances dictate she must.

As society threatens, and lives could be lost, only together can they both get what they want. But neither will come out unscathed and they must ask themselves, is the sacrifice worth the cost?

“I was completely addicted to this story from page one and could not stop reading! It was such a fresh take on historical romance and I loved every minute of it. I haven’t read too much set during the post civil war south, but after this I definitely will be!” ~Ashheartbooks