ABOUT THE BOOK
The venture ahead could leave their friendship behind.
Made a safe-haven after the Civil War, Ironwood Plantation is a refuge of equality for former slaves. But twenty years and a new generation later, they have become an isolated community with little contact with the rest of the world.
Mercy Carpenter is everything the world thinks she shouldn’t be. Educated and adventurous, she longs to make a life for herself beyond the beautiful prison of Ironwood. When she secretly submits an article to the Boston Globe under a man’s name and receives an enthusiastic response and an offer for employment, she’s determined to take advantage of the opportunity. But she isn’t prepared for a startling world that won’t accept her color or her gender, and her ambitions soon land her in grave danger.
The privileged daughter of a plantation owner and an aspiring suffragette, Faith Harper is determined not to marry. Especially not her father’s opportunistic new business partner. She doesn’t want any man telling her what to do, least of all the annoyingly chivalrous Nolan Watson. But when Mercy goes missing, Faith will do anything to find her best friend, even if it means trusting a man she doesn’t understand. In a time where prejudices try to define them, Mercy and Faith must push the boundaries of their beliefs and trust in the God who holds the keys to freedom.
This is Stephenias best work yet. I stayed up until 2 am to finish this book! Nice work Stephenia.
This book is a little slow at first but keep reading! It just gets better and better!
Kidnapping, storms at sea mystery and a whole lot of other things going on! So just wow!
I wanted to take my time and read it but the book had other ideas. It made me keep turning the page to see what happens next.
There's also a lot of wonderful advice especially for Mercy throughout the book. She reminds me of me a lot of times. Sometimes life's lessons are learned the hard way believe me I know. Mercy wants to do things the way she wants, when and how never asking God what He wants. Sound familiar?
Eventually I started to love Mercy. I want to call them adventures but I'm pretty sure she thought it was anything but. I'm so jealous lol.
Faith is about as stubborn as they come! But she has a kind heart! Yes, I've been called names too and yes they hurt but I've never let that stop me from living life or being afraid of it. Faith is also like me in certain ways. She's well ahead of her time. She'd fit right in with today's world. Smart cookie that gal.
Nolan is a sweetheart. His patience astounds me. Not many me would be that way with Faith.
I love this message. I can do all things through Christ. Here's another For without God we are empty inside and God makes all things possible. He never forsakes us.
Isn't that wonderful knowing that we have the greatest treasure a waiting us in Heaven?
I strongly recommend this book.
My thanks to the author for a complimentary copy of this book. NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephenia H. McGee is a wife, mother of two very active little boys, author, and lover of Stephenia H. McGee is a wife, mother of two very active little boys, author, and lover of history. She currently lives in Mississippi with her husband and sons where she writes stories of faith, redemption and the deep south.history.