Learning that her husband Cabeto is on a South Carolina plantation, Grace dons a sailor’s disguise and signs the manifest of the only ship headed for America — a detestable slave ship. The voyage is barely under way when Grace’s secret is discovered, and she is immediately imprisoned.
Upon arrival in America, Grace is offered on the auction block as a prized house slave. However, Grace has a fatal flaw — she can read. When she is caught with a book, she is beaten and sold to a man passing through on his way to Georgia. All her hopes of finding Cabeto disappear.
Grace’s new owner, John Hull, is not a slave keeper, and he is so moved by the distraught young woman’s plight, he makes Grace’s mission his own. He refuses to rest until he locates Cabeto and sets them both free. Grace now has a dear brother in Christ to help her.