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On Dec. 11, 2017 | 5.0 out of 5 stars

By Priyanka Athavaleon

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

From a captivating story to an edge-of-your-seat speed, That Woman by Wayne Clark has it all. It is the story of love, greed, lust, friendships, family and revenge, all set in Colonial New York with its status-viewing, shallow society that thrived only on the size of one’s wallet. This is a story of Sarah Da Silva and her brother, who are kidnapped from the docks near their home in France while their father has gone desperately searching for a job. After the loss of their mother, the family must survive and make ends meet while the harsh reality of bankruptcy keeps getting thrusted in their faces.

Sarah works for a man called Zachariah Croman as an indentured servant. Although it promises freedom at the end of serving her ‘tenure’ as a bookkeeper, the grotesque merchant rapes her for the 2 years that she is working for him. Finally free, Sarah plots revenge, holding a knife to the fat man’s throat and demanding freedom, a house, and a comfortable life. Her bargaining chip is something that she hears on her way to America on the ship where she’s locked up.

This information can destroy Croman for good, and maybe even cost him his life. So Croman agrees, but evil is as evil does and he isn’t one for letting a woman try and destroy him through blackmail. The book does have a happy ending, but it is sad, and tugs at your heart. And it is also inspiring, myth-busting, and gives us all a rather harsh reality check.

Wayne is a Montreal based writer, editor and translator.

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