The Throwback: The Girl Who Didn't Belong

A baby’s birth in the 1840s to George Elwood’s wife on their South Carolina plantation threatens to cause a scandal, but the funeral of mother and child seems to ensure the truth will never be known.

Years later Elwood's son, Thomas, is rescued by a slave girl, Mosa. Helping her in return, he discovers the secrets of his family which set him on a collision course with his father and the law.

Mosa makes it North to freedom but even in New York she finds her life is threatened.

Receiving unexpected news, she risks her life to return South during the height of the Civil War. She hopes she can wait out the war in relative safety away from any population centre, but the war finds her and threatens to destroy those she cares about. 

A family saga of hatred, revenge, forbidden love, overcoming hardship and helping others.

Fans of novels such as Yellow Crocus and Sister of Mine should enjoy this


"This was a great read...I really enjoyed it. DEFINITELY PART 2 WORTHY....PLEASE..."

"It was a book that kept interest... it was very well written part 2 would be great, i don't believe u had white privilege at all in this book, well done."

"This was a very honest story told without a romanticized storyline ... I couldn’t put it down."

"This is a well-written tale full of sadness, anger, joy, and triumph. I enjoyed every minute reading it. The characters were believable and relatable and the story is timeless. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about history, love, tragedy, compassion, and the triumph of good over evil."

"This was a great read that was hard to put down. There were new, interesting circumstances, twists and turns. A suspenseful historical novel to the very end."

"An excellent book before and after the Civil War. I enjoyed the plot, the characters, and the settings. Mosa made the story come alive."