13-year-old slave, Sally Hemmings, expects only a trip to Paris shepherding little Martha Jefferson, daughter of her master, Thomas Jefferson. When Sally finally sees Martha's father again, her heart kws he is a man she can love. She turns her back on an offer of freedom and chooses slavery to be with her love. Thomas loves her as well and he makes promises which he hors thoughout their life together. This is historical fiction based on kwn facts of the intertwined lives of Master and Slave...told from Sally's point of view.