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Trade Paperback
256 pages
Feb 2004
W Publishing Group

The Immortelles : A Novel

by Gilbert Morris & Lynn Morris

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Review:

The Immortelles by Gilbert Morris and Lynn Morris tells an intimate story of four lives, painted large against the canvas of bigotry and slavery. Four people inhabit the pages of this novel: the beautiful, privileged Damita; the defiant slave-girl Charissa; the scholarly doctor, Jeff; and Yancy, the wealthy charmer.

Their lives intertwine and unravel as Charissa is purchased as Damita’s maid, and Yancy saves Damita from a ship wreck. Jeff is searching for Charissa when he finds in Damita the woman he wants for his wife. Charissa’s heart dares her to cross the barrier of skin color.

Morris and Morris tell a rich tale, full of love and hate and faith. Readers watch these four young people struggle to grow into the adults God would have them be, while society pressures them to conform. –- Mary Connealy, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

This second book in The Creole Series follows Damita De Salvedo in nineteenth century New Orleans as she grows from a selfish teenager into a woman of character.For her sixteenth birthday, Damita De Salvado receives a beautiful slave girl, Rissa, but mistreats her, revealing Damita’s prejudice and hardening Rissa’s heart. When her family experiences financial hardships, Damita grudgingly sells Rissa to a mysterious Christian doctor, Jefferson Whitman, who is Rissa's adopted brother. Now the tables have turned: Rissa is a wealthy, free woman, while Damita’s family struggles to keep the plantation. Will both women find the love and security they long for?