Black Pansy

Black Pansy

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by Suellen Ocean
     
 
At the birth of the Civil War, Scots-Irish Mabel McCrutchon is ready for love, but because her skin color reveals the family's secret black ancestry, Mabel is ridiculed in public and her own mother excludes her from social gatherings. When wealthy Abolitionist, Charles Churchill invites her to travel to New Orleans to pose as the mother of black children and lead them

Overview

At the birth of the Civil War, Scots-Irish Mabel McCrutchon is ready for love, but because her skin color reveals the family's secret black ancestry, Mabel is ridiculed in public and her own mother excludes her from social gatherings. When wealthy Abolitionist, Charles Churchill invites her to travel to New Orleans to pose as the mother of black children and lead them to safety in the north, he worries about the risk. If his scheme is discovered, Mabel will be swept into Louisiana's slave trade. After arriving at the decaying, antebellum St Francis Plantation to retrieve the children, they're greeted by a sultry blonde who knows Charles much too well.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Kathy B
A delightful little tale...with well drawn characters. Once again Ms. Ocean has written a novel that pays exquisite attention to historical detail, and delivers delightful characters (even the unlikeable ones are fun). Lusty sex scenes that aren't overly graphic add to the playful feel of this story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484900277
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/05/2013
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

When she's not working on historical novels, Suellen is caring for her organic garden and cooking gourmet foods, vegetarian style. Although always living in the western United States, she's had the opportunity to travel to England, France, Holland and Israel. When she returns home she does extensive research on the areas she's just visited and writes novels.

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Black Pansy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was okay at best! As a person of African American decent, the summary of the book drew me to purchase it. As I read the book I just couldn't help but to think if the author new anything about "the ways of black folk". I just couldn't understand that if Mabel was 96% white, how could so many people tell she was 4% negro. I also wanted to know what was up with the hat......hat on white, hat off black! I also found the love story between Charles and Mabel to be less than fulfilling. Both characters seemed very immature socially, but professionally at the top of their field. It was a quick read and the historical references were very good, but the story as a whole was not what I expected from an African American love story.