For Ethel, by the age of sixteen, slavery was all she knew. She and her family spent eleven years on the Jefferson plantation. After Mr. Jefferson passes Mrs. Jefferson no longer has a use for Ethel and her family. They are sold to the Whitworth's for Mrs. Jefferson's new life savings worth 15 grand. It isn't uncommon for the males of white families to pry on the negro girls and take advantage of their slaves but falling in love with one is unheard of. Fate seems to have Ethel and Samuel written in the stars. Although this starcrossed love is bound for destruction. Their love may be strong but can it survive the cruel society?