"Beautifully Written - Full of Surprises." - Amazon Reviewer
“We may be free from slavery, but we still fight the slavery within our own hearts and minds.”
Washington’s Woods, a tobacco plantation, borders the Ohio River while shrouded in abolitionist controversy. When Simon, a handsome, British speaking Mulato arrives, Master Proctor’s daughter, Constance, and her maidservant, Jasmine, are caught between loyalties. Forbidden romance crosses racial lines, leaving a family secret hidden in the symbols of a star sampler.
Generations later, the truth emerges as best friends, Nicole and Kate realize they are related through a newly discovered biracial bloodline and rights to an 18th century farmstead. This painful reality tears at the heart of their lifelong friendship. Nicole pursues a romantic interest with Johnny Beck, but his father, KKK leader Judge Beck learns of her biracial ties and forbids it. They elope and tragedy strikes. In his grief, Judge Beck inflicts much hardship on Nicole’s family. Nicole struggles to forgive him as she renews her faith in God.
The journey to find hope for a promising tomorrow is secured when Washington’s Woods is once again restored as a shared inheritance. In the end, a new understanding of family comes to light.
"Rarely does a book hold my mind for days after I have finished it, but this book did. I thought about it for days. It is beautifully written- full of surprises, twists, and tension. I loved the characters. I cried when they cried & laughed when they laughed. This book will challenge your heart, your mind, and delight your very being!" (***** 5 Stars)