Lee was raised to be subservient, but her soul screams in agony with every moment in her household. Her mother helps her escape to the Crossroads the very night her father begins proceedings to sell Lee to one of his companions as the third wife in a pride.
"Great story read too fast and with no character"
Ezmerelda has just suffered through two indignities. The first was her thirtieth birthday, and the second was the lineup of suitors her father brought along as guests to the party. Her friend, Krisia, offers her a chance to stop her family from fixing Ezzy up at every opportunity.
"Sounds like they are in a tunnel"