Friday, January 18, 2013

Path of Freedom by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Path of Freedom

Abingdon Press (January 2013)


Jennifer Hudson Taylor


Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award winning author of historical Christian fiction set in Europe and the Carolinas and a speaker on topics of faith, writing, and publishing. Her debut novel, Highland Blessings, won the 2011 Holt Medallion award for Best First Book. Jennifer's work has appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Romantic Times Book Reviews, and The Military Trader. She serves as the in-house Publicist at Hartline Literary Agency and co-owns Upon the Rock Publicist. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Communications. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with family, long walks, traveling, touring historical sites, hanging out at bookstores with coffee shops, genealogy, and reading.


2nd in the Quilts of Love series

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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Path of Freedom, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:

Margie's Comments: I have enjoyed reading the Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Press. Each story is unique as it centers around a quilt and tells a love story. In Path of Freedom, Bruce and Flora set aside long-held grievances against each other in order to help a young slave couple. Flora is chosen because she is a midwife, and the news along the Underground Railroad is that the young wife is pregnant and will be in need of assistance before the journey is over. Bruce already has plenty of experience as a conductor, but this journey presents unusual challenges, and he's trying to make amends for teasing Flora in school and at Meeting, to the point of being cruel with words. I love the characters, the conflict they have already created before the story begins. As Bruce and Flora journey to take the couple to safety, they are challenged and surprised by what they learn of each other. This is one aspect of the years before the Civil War that has long fascinated me, and Jennifer Hudson Taylor has written a superb, believable story.  

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