Thursday, March 21, 2013

Path of Freedom

Author: Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Publisher: Abingdon Press
January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4267-5263-6
Genre: Historical

How much would you risk to save another’s life?

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.

Flora has always disliked Bruce. He was unkind to her in school and she harbors grudges. Even when he returns home after an absence, she is unfriendly to him, especially after he accidentally insults her again. When her pastor asks her, her sister, and Bruce to accompany some run-away slaves north, Flora balks. It seems Bruce is experienced at working on the underground railroad, and knows the dangers. But this time, the female runaway is pregnant and likely not to make it to safety before giving birth. They need Flora to go along to help birth the baby if needed.

Bruce seemed a really kind individual in this story, and so caring. He does say what he thinks getting himself into quite a lot of trouble, especially with Flora. Flora and Irene both are really bitter individuals, prone to hold grudges and be unkind. I didn’t like Flora much at the beginning. But the story was exciting, I had to keep reading to see what happens. And Flora did grow on me.  This is an intriguing underground railroad story and should appeal to anyone who loves historical romances, underground railroads, and quilts. PATH OF FREEDOM is book three in Abingdon’s Quilts of Love series, but easily stands alone. The first two books were A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee and Beyond the Storm by Carolyn Zane. Don’t miss PATH OF FREEDOM, or any of these great books. $12.99. 240 pages. 

No comments: