This is a novel for many different kinds of readers. It is a novel for readers who are looking for romance. As the love story between Isaac and Marie-Noëlle advances, so does the dramatic tension in the novel between Isaac and Marie-Noëlle’s desire to be with each other, and their different visions of the future. Can they share the same vision?
It is also a novel for persons with an interest in history. The Haitian revolution was one of the most influential events of the New World. It frightened many whites in the United States, including even Thomas Jefferson. But it also served as an inspiration for anti-slavery forces, and was an important influence on the U.S. Civil War. Toussaint Louverture became an inspirational figure for people throughout the world.
Persons seeking hope for change in this world will also be lifted up by this novel. Whether in the U.S. or Haiti, people today want to make a difference. Isaac, Marie-Noëlle and friends seek to live out the Margaret Mead saying, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” When all is said and done, that is what this novel is about.
The Sons and Daughters of Toussaint