Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Jennifer Taylor's Path of Freedom ~ Reviewed
Path Of Freedom (Quilts Of Love)
By Jennifer Taylor (Author)
Release Date Dec 1, 2012
Publisher Abingdon Press
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.
Path of Freedom is about a group of Quakers who risk their lives to save the lives of other on the Underground Railroad. Flora Saferight and her sister Irene are talked into escorting a young slave couple to freedom, along with Bruce Millikan, who has done this many times before. The problem arises in the fact that Bruce has taunted and teased Flora for years, so much so that she develops a low self image of herself and is not comfortable around him, while at the same time, finding herself incredibly attracted to him. Bruce, on the other hand, realizes he’s only ever teased her because he likes her, and is now afraid that he’s ruined his chances of a future with her because of the way he’s treated her. In the midst of discovering their feelings for each other, they are also facing the elements of nature and the enemies that are opposed to their mission.
This book was a tad slow for me in the beginning. I’m not sure why, because once I got into it I really enjoyed it. It was almost comical, the way Bruce and Flora kept misunderstanding their actions towards each other. I admired how hard Bruce worked to win Flora’s trust back, because she did not make it easy on him, but he was diligent and patient. It showed what a good man he was.
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers