The Loom

The Loom Cover

The Loom

By Shella Gillus

GuidepostsBooks, Paperback, 9780824948160, 240pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2011

Caroline Whitfield lives in the world she dreamt of as a child. Married to Jackson, a plantation owner, in the quiet hills of 1835 Montgomery County, Maryland, she enjoys a simple life, until new slaves, seven-year-old Sadie and her father, arrive.

When Sadie's daddy is taken from her, the young girl is forced to serve the master and mistress she holds responsible for her loss. With her grandmother, fellow slaves in the "Loom Room," and a young man bent on obtaining his freedom, Sadie struggles to make sense of God's will in the midst of pain.

But Caroline harbors a secret that could bring her world crashing down, and her love for Sadie, the daughter no one knows she had, threatens to tear it all apart. Meanwhile, Caroline draws closer to an old friend, an empathetic and dependable married man. Now she must douse the raging flames of a jealous husband and fight to keep her perfect world intact.

About the Author
SHELLA GILLUS Shella Gillus received a bachelor s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona and earned her Screen Actor s Guild card while working in the film industry in Los Angeles. She has been crowned Miss Black Heritage and 1st runner-up, Miss Black Arizona, and has done national media. The Loom is her fiction debut. She lives with her husband, Stacey, and their two children in Dallas