ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award winning author of historical Christian fiction set in Europe and the Carolinas and a speaker on topics of faith, writing and publishing. Her debut novel, Highland Blessings, won the 2011 Holt Medallion award for Best First Book. Jennifer's work has appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Romantic Times Book Reviews, and The Military Trader. She serves as the in-house Publicist at Hartline Literary Agency and co-owns Upon the Rock Publicist. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Communications. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with family, long walks, traveling, touring historical sites, hanging out at bookstores with coffee shops, genealogy, and reading.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple. With only her mother’s quilt as a secret guide, the foursome follows the stitches through unknown treachery.
As they embark on their perilous journey, they hope and pray that their path is one of promise where love sustains them, courage builds faith, and forgiveness leads to freedom.
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Flora and her sister Irene are planning a trip by train to visit relatives, their Pastor (part of the Underground Railroad) asks that they allow two runaway slaves to accompany them . The female slave is pregnant, Flora is a midwife. Her skills are put to the test as they make their way using a quilt as their guide. Loved this part! Bruce Millikan is accompanying the slaves, he and Flora grew up together, he tortured her with his constant teasing. She is not happy he is back in her life.
This is an engaging story that tackled questions such as is it ok to lie to protect the slaves? A tale of forgiveness, freedom, and love. Fast paced, well written, enjoyable historical fiction. I really like this author.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.