Book One is Georgiana, and here is an excerpt of her story....
Ms. Adeline came rushing out of the house and called frantically for me to come inside. I quickly left my laundry, rushed inside and followed her to the large bedroom downstairs where Mr. Kenrick lay. My footsteps slowed as I realized he must have passed. But upon entering the room, I saw a handsome young man sitting on the side of the bed, holding the older man’s hand in his, and weeping. My heart ached at the sight, but as I heard Mr. Kenrick speak in a soft and fading voice, I realized his time had not yet come. Jorik Kenrick nodded for his wife to go ahead and speak as he took her hand in his, willing her the last of his strength.
“Jorik and I have prayed for a year now, and we feel this is the best way and God’s will. Keane, you are our grandson and rightful heir to Kenrick Farms, but it is only by marrying Georgiana that you will inherit it. You might be our blood heir, but this young woman and her father’s blood, sweat, and tears are in this land and house. They have taken care of us when none of our family dared come help us. You two will marry and both own equal parts of the land and house,” Ms. Adeline said firmly.
I gasped in utter shock. My knees nearly gave out beneath me as Father clasped my hand in his to keep me from speaking just yet. I looked over to see Keane’s face red in anger. This must be a devastating blow to him, I thought silently. My father looked down at me with a thoughtful look, but I shook my head no, I didn’t want to marry this man.