‘It is chastening to consider how easily fate can change our lives.’
For Suki Brown, one small decision has a lifetime of consequences. Working as a wetnurse for a wealthy family, the baby in her care dies suddenly, and she is faced with a heartbreaking choice: sacrifice her own child for the one who passed or be left homeless and without prospects.
Nearly destitute, Suki must find the father of her child before she loses her son forever.
But the cad, Captain Jack, is halfway across the Atlantic aboard the slaving ship Bonny Beaufoy. Grappling with his own demons and a change of heart, Jack faces his own fork in the road. Will his newfound respect for human life be his saving grace or have him thrown in Bedlam?
In this epic 18th century saga, best-selling author Beryl Kingston takes her readers from Bath, to the West Indies, to Africa, and back to London in a quest for love, hope, and redemption.
Suki was first published in two parts: Only Young in 2000 and Only Human in 2001.