Perilous Proposal

Perilous Proposal

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by Michael Phillips
     
 

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Two years have passed since the conclusion of the Shenandoah Sisters series, and Katie and Mayme are young women with big dreams, running Rosewood with the help of their two uncles and their friends Emma, Josepha, Jeremiah, and Henry. Jeremiah proposes to Mayme, but she is hesitant to accept. She loves him but does not want to give up her life at Rosewood. Local… See more details below

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Two years have passed since the conclusion of the Shenandoah Sisters series, and Katie and Mayme are young women with big dreams, running Rosewood with the help of their two uncles and their friends Emma, Josepha, Jeremiah, and Henry. Jeremiah proposes to Mayme, but she is hesitant to accept. She loves him but does not want to give up her life at Rosewood. Local whites are furious at the Daniels brothers for harboring blacks at Rosewood and treating them like equals. The newly rising KKK kidnaps Jeremiah and plans to hang him. Will the brothers rescue him in time? Or will Mayme live to regret not saying yes to Jeremiah when she had the chance? Carolina Cousins Book 1.

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Bookloons
"[A Perilous Proposal] touches the heart and helps us to understand the horror behind prejudice and how it affects us all. The characters' ability to trust in God and His protection offers hope and encouragement."
Cheryl Cecil
"Set during the Civil War, Michael Phillips' novel A Perilous Proposal challenges readers with the question of whether a slave can be free within himself.... I can recommend this book to adults and mature teens who are seeking to discover nuggets of truth about relationships and maturity, even when they are wrapped in a fictional story."
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Romantic Times
"The hodgepodge of perspectives and long conversations interspersed with tense action work because readers will care deeply about the characters."
Aug. 2005
Children's Literature
Set in the mid 1800s, this is the story is of a young black man who is a member of a slave family in the South. Jake's mother is killed while trying to help him perform his chores for their white owner. When freed, young Jake sets out to find his father, who was sold when Jake was only a child. Believing the lies he was told about his father, Jake is filled with anger toward the father he has not seen in many years. He is saved from death by a man named Micah Duff, who is serving in the Union Army. Micah nurtures the body and feeds the soul of this lost young man. Jake is not ready to listen quite yet, though. He leaves his friend behind and travels to the Carolinas where his dad is supposed to be living. He has no idea that his life is about to change forever. He not only finds his father-alive and well, working in a livery—but he also meets his future bride, Mayme. Mayme is a black girl who lives with Katie, a white girl in North Carolina. Their families have been killed, and they are struggling to keep Katie's family plantation from being repossessed by the bank. With the help of Jake, his father, and two long-lost uncles of Katie, the plantation is saved from the bank and opportunists; and Jake discovers that his heart is big enough for everyone. This is a good book to discuss in U.S. History classes. 2005, Bethany House Publishers, Ages 14 to 18.
—Debbie West <%ISBN%>0764200410

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ISBN-13:
9780764200410
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Carolina Cousins, #1
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.94(d)

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