Natasha Boyd is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romantic southern fiction. Her debut novel Eversea was a finalist in the 2013 Winter Rose Contest for Contemporary Romance and won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, Passionate Ink, and Island Writer’s Network in coastal South Carolina where she has been a featured speaker. She holds a bachelor of science in psychology and has a background in marketing and public relations.
The Indigo Girl is a deeply-researched and powerfully-written novel, by internationally bestselling and award-winning author Natasha Boyd.
The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family’s three plantations in rural South Carolina, and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Upon learning how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it’s the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it’s impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds her only allies in an aging horticulturalist, an older and married gentleman lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach the intricate thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye and in return—against the laws of the time—she will teach the slaves to read.
So begins an incredible story of love, dangerous and
hidden friendships, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice, based on the real life story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, a largely forgotten figure of Colonial American history.