Lowcountry Spirit is a new e-novella from 2012 Georgia Author of the Year, Ann Hite. It follows the story of three slave girls in South Georgia who work on a plantation on Sapelo Island. Celestia and Emmaline are field slaves and Liza is a house slave. Normally, the two types of slaves wouldn’t interact with each other, but circumstances bring these three girls together.
Mysticism abounds, but like in Hite’s previous novel, Ghost on Black Mountain, it’s a more realistic and subdued type of magic. The story is a powerful one of fate, friendship, and the meaning of freedom. The three characters are fully actualized, which is difficult to do with even one character in a work of this size.
Lowcountry Spirit is a warm story that you can easily read in one sitting. So cozy up with a nice glass of wine and a good blanket and enjoy the story.