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It was a forbidden love. She was born an African Princess in 1790, only to be sold into slavery. He was from a wealthy White family in New England. Even though forbidden by the church, the joining of John F. Webber and Sylvia Hector was the first nineteenth-century mixed marriage. Forbidden Love offers a new historical perspective of Texas’ founders and early America’s attitude toward people of color that has carried forward to this day. How John and Sylvia overcame racism and prejudice is written on the pages of the historical novel Forbidden Love.