African Princess

by Rita Burns



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/24/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 458
ISBN : 9781665723312
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 458
ISBN : 9781665723299
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 458
ISBN : 9781665723305

About the Book

Ethiopian heiress SaRita Appiah hides within the palace chambers while her parents await their dear friends, the Pittway family, who have arrived in Africa on one of the first steamships to sail in 1852. While five-year-old SaRita hopes her dear friend, Nala, will visit the next day for a secret tea party, she becomes fascinated with all of the fabulous places she can become invisible while her parents entertain their American guests.

Five years later, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn, leaving SaRita to rise to incredible challenges that take her from Ethiopia to Peru and eventually the tiny town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. It seems like only yesterday that she was tasting mandazi donuts and roasted apricot honey ice crème, and planning tea parties. As the Emancipation Proclamation is enacted, the Civil War begins, and her diverse experiences teach her valuable lessons, SaRita learns about her African American heritage, the art of quilting, and what royalty truly means as a chain of events unfolds that lead her to love, marriage, and new beginnings.

In this riveting historical saga, a young African princess endures monumental changes as her life journey takes her to America amid the Civil War era.

About the Author

Rita Burns is a dedicated Christian wife, mother of three adult children, and grandmother. She is the author of two other novels, A Ribbon in the Sky and A Late Summer’s Breeze, as well as A Prescription for Hope, The Rainy Day Book, Always Be Selling, and several children’s books. Rita resides in Ohio with her husband and family.