Charity is sold to a new family in the late 18th century Virginia. She fears her new family won't be as merciful as her last. Being unique for her time, Charity is an educated and socialized slave. That causes her to gain the affection of her master, Thomas Phillips. To Charity's shock, she reciprocates the same feelings. Warning: This book has instances of sexual relations between a slave and a master. It can be seen as highly disturbing to some. It was not written with bad intent. This book also has heavy sexual content.