In turn-of-the-century New Orleans, beautiful and virginal Abigail Du Pre has just been given to the mysterious Dr. Lucien Trier, sent to be his servant in exchange for her father's onerous gambling debts. The Doctor has plans for her, intending to train her to be his lover and sexual slave, roles for which Abigail is unusually well-suited. But something happens during her training. Through her own submission to the Doctor's perverse desires, Abigail discovers a strength and sexuality within herself equal to any man's, and the Doctor finds himself helplessly in love with this sensual and passionate woman.
Set amidst the magnificent wealth and jaded sensuality of 1897 New Orleans, Overcoming Abigail is the story of the transcendent passions and transforming love that exist at the very edge of human sexuality.