The Plantation (Craig)

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 201 ratings

Always & Forever: A Saga of Slavery and Deliverance Publisher's Summary

Since they were children running barefoot about Toulouse Plantation, Josie and Cleo have been as close as sisters, forging an unbreakable bond that defies their roles as mistress and slave. Together, the two have shared secrets and protected each other through happiness and heartbreak. They never dream they could also share an intense passion for the same man, the elegant, charming, and irresistibly seductive Bertrand Chamard. His love will change their friendship forever and set in motion a series of events from which there can be no turning back.

Set among the bayous of Old Louisiana and the grand avenues of New Orleans, Always & Forever is the stirring saga of a Creole family and of two women, bound by blood and friendship, who are tested by prejudice, betrayal, and the tragedies of slavery.

©2014 Gretchen Craig (P)2017 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Always & Forever: A Saga of Slavery and Deliverance

    • Plantation Series, Book 1
    • By: Gretchen Craig
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Since they were children running barefoot about Toulouse Plantation, Josie and Cleo have been as close as sisters, forging an unbreakable bond that defies their roles as mistress and slave. Together, the two have shared secrets and protected each other through happiness and heartbreak. They never dream they could also share an intense passion for the same man, the elegant, charming, and irresistibly seductive Bertrand Chamard.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it was an okay read

    • By purp on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 2

    • Ever My Love

    • Plantation Series, Book 2
    • By: Gretchen Craig
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Brought up amid the luxury of plantation life, Marianne Johnston never questions her sheltered life until, driven by her conscience, she joins the Underground Railroad. Soon Marianne is living a dangerous double life, helping slaves flee by night and acting the belle by day. And nothing is riskier than her attraction to wild, heartless young Southerner Yves Chamard - while being courted by his noble older brother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved loved this book

    • By Nancy on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Evermore

    • Plantation Series, Book 3
    • By: Gretchen Craig
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Nicolette Chamard, a woman of color in the most color-conscious city in the world, rejoices when the Union Army marches into New Orleans. At last her people will be free, and even knowing her collaboration with the Union will put her in danger, she means to help make it happen. Marcel Chamard, Nicolette's privileged white half-brother, surveys the same parade and sees conquerors, not liberators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • JUST WONDERFUL...

    • By brenda transon on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 4

    • Elysium

    • Plantation Series, Book 4
    • By: Gretchen Craig
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Lily Palmer flees with her daughter to take refuge on her uncle's farm in Louisiana. Here she finds herself in a world struggling with the aftereffects of the Civil War. For the first time, she is confronted with her own careless assumptions about race as she learns to appreciate the humanity of everyone around her. Threatening the fragile peace she achieves, her love for Alistair Whiteaker collides with her own dark past, shattering all hope for a new life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS WHOLE SERIES....

    • By brenda transon on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99