Over the twenty-four years she was enslaved on the Montgomery Plantation, Louella learned to feel one thing: hate. Hate so powerful there's no room in her heart for love, not even for the honorable Reverend William, whom she likes and respects enough to marry. But when William finally listens to Louella's pleas and leads the formerly enslaved people off the plantation, Louella begins to replace her hate with hope. Soon, William and Louella become the appointed king and queen of their selfproclaimed Kingdom of the Happy Land. And though they are still surrounded by opposition, they continue to fight for the freedom and dignity of all.