When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses her job after a botched investigation, she suddenly finds herself with nothing but time.
At her great-aunt's 150-year-old
farmhouse, Elizabeth uncovers a series of mysterious items, locked
doors, and hidden graves. As she searches for answers to the riddles
around her, the remarkable stories of two women who lived in this very
house emerge as testaments to love, resilience, and courage in the face
of war, racism, and misunderstanding. And as Elizabeth soon discovers,
the past is never as past as we might like to think.
novelist Erin Bartels takes readers on an emotional journey through
time--from the volatile streets of 1960s Detroit to the Underground
Railroad during the Civil War--to uncover the past, confront the seeds
of hatred, and discover where love goes to hide.
About the Author
What a great read, from beginning to end the author pulled me in, from
Civil War time to present day, we meet the members of one family through
the generations. This one of the best books I have read this year, and
now looking for more from this writer.
We see injustice here in many
forms, but mainly racism, and some that preach what they don’t
practice. There is also some sweet romance here, and some tragic
endings, family dynamics at the highest levels.
A don’t miss novel that will leave you wanting more!
I received this book through LibraryThing, and was not required to give a positive review.
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