|Path of Freedom by Jennifer Hudson Taylor|
PATH OF FREEDOM, by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Abingdon Press, 2013
Reviewed by, Rebecca DeMarino
INTRIGUING LOVE STORY
When Bruce Millikan returns home, memories of childhood taunts invade Flora Saferight’s thoughts as guilt over her lack of forgiveness leads her to prefer to avoid him. But when circumstance leads them on a journey together, they are forced to examine who they were and who they’ve grown to be. As I began the novel, I had to smile because my mother always told me (and I shared the same with my three daughters), it’s the boys who tug at your pigtails that will be the ones that someday tug at your heart.
PATH OF FREEDOM is a captivating tale of romance, set in the South during the period of the Underground Railroad. I love reading historical romance and losing myself in a love story with interesting tidbits of history woven in, and Jennifer Hudson Taylor delivered on both! I enjoyed learning about the role the Quaker people played in providing safe houses and transportation to slaves seeking freedom, and felt immersed in that time period and with Flora, Bruce, and the people they cared about.
Ms. Taylor doesn’t dodge any issues and her thoughtful prose on love, truth and forgiveness gave me not only an enjoyable read, but time well spent! PATH OF FREEDOM is part of the Quilts of Love Series and I loved the story thread of the quilt in her novel. I look forward to reading more from this author!
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