Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Moses Quilt by Kathy Macias

The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford.

Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family's past. She finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way—her great-grandmother's Moses quilt. As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.

My thoughts...

Kathy is such a wonderful writer, I enjoyed this book so much. Mimi has a secret and decides she must tell her great granddaughter, Mazie, before her time comes to leave this world. The secret will also be told to Mazie's friend, Edward, and their lives will never be the same. It all revolves around the Moses quilt and Harriet Tubman. Mazie and Edward are in love but one thing is bothering her. She is white, he is black, and she has reservations about marrying a black man.

It's a beautiful story, well written, with a lot of history which kind of slows it down but it's so worth reading and the ending is special. You'll love it!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

You can purchase a copy here.

Visit Kathy's website here!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the lovely review of Kathi's latest. Thrilled you enjoyed it. This book was voted January's Fiction Book of the Month by The Book Club Network. I hope your readers get a chance to check it out.