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The Moses Quilt by Kathi Macias
Multiple award-winning author Kathi Macia’s nearly 35 books include this “Quilt” series, the “Freedom” series, and the “Extreme Devotion” novels for New Hope Publishers. Her devotionals reach hundreds of thousands—through the Christian Civic League, Black Christian News, Latino Christian News, Christians in Recovery, and crosswalk.com. A popular speaker, Kathi also loves outreach to prison and homeless ministries, and praying for and aiding the persecuted church globally. A mother and grandmother, Kathi and husband, Al, live in California.
From the book’s back cover:
Would she finally have the courage to say yes to Edward?
As Mazie Hartford sat down on the edge of the bed, carefully laying the folded quilt between herself and her great-grandmother, Mimi the young woman sensed that she was about to embark on a journey that could change the entire course of her life. . . .
And from the pages of history, Harriet Tubman would have just the answer she needed.
This novel has much historical narrative. Throughout the book Mazie’s great-grandmother, Mimi, tells Mazie and her boyfriend, Edward, a story about Harriet Tubman who escapes slavery and helps with the Underground Railroad. Mazie admittedly loves Edward but won’t accept his marriage proposal. What motivates Mimi to tell the story of Harriet Tubman to Mazie and Edward? Macias tackles racial prejudices and does a good job, her characters are realistic, and her settings along America’s northwest shoreline are great.
Also remember on Mondays my posts will be interviews with characters from That Summer. An interesting way to get to know the characters' feelings as they travel through the book. If you comment on my Monday blogs, I'll give you another chance in the Thursday book giveaways. Be sure you leave your email address.
Till next time ... keep on smiling.