Golden Siblings

Relatives Of Color

by Adora Mitchell Bayles



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/11/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9780595882052
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9780595438822
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9780595684700

About the Book

From the cotton fields of antebellum Arkansas to the heart of California's Gold Rush, this lush, historical saga follows the bittersweet journey of a plantation owner's daughter in her quest for personal freedom.

Without her mother, separated from her twin brother, and oppressed by her cruel and philandering father, Diana McCallum is a rebellious and feisty young woman. Her best friend is a slave girl named Drum, and Diana doesn't care about their differences in status or color. Her disapproving father sends Diana away to boarding school, where her defiance soon gets her expelled.

Later, to escape the torture of a brutal marriage, Diana stows away on a wagon train headed to California. During the grueling journey west, Diana encounters unexpected love, danger, and adventure. And when Drum appears, she brings with her a secret that will change Diana's life forever.

A successful blend of history and fiction, Golden Siblings reveals the emotional turmoil and racial prejudices of preĀ–Civil War America and explores the lure of the forbidden, the value of independence, the power of secrets, and the irrepressible ties of family.

About the Author

Adora Mitchell Bayles is the author of the historical drama, Wagons South! She lives in Wilton, Connecticut, and writes regularly for