Migrations of the Heart, Book 1
After fifteen months of hiding from the shame of bearing an illegitimate child, two words drive Ruby Bledsoe to face the good citizens of Winslow, Georgia. Never again. She vows to speak out against injustice. For her sisters. For her parents. For her infant son, Solomon.
When she comes to help an injured mill worker, she bristles when a tall, handsome man claiming to be a doctor brushes her aside. Despite his arrogance, Ruby senses he's someone like her, whose light skin doesn't quite hide who he is.
Up north, Dr. Adam Morson easily kept his mixed race a secret. Now that he's in Georgia, summoned by his white father, he can feel restrictions closing in around him.
Something powerful draws him to the beauty whose activist spirit is as fiery as her name. And soon, Adam wants nothing more than to take Ruby and her child far from Georgia's toxic prejudice. But Ruby must choose between seeking her own happiness and staying to fight for the soul of her hometown.
Warning: Contains a doctor learning there's more to healing his patients than stitching a wound, and more to a woman than knowing her place-and it's not in the shadows with her head down. Sorry, Buckeye fans, this hero's a Wolverine-but we won't hold that against him.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a person who loved a non-fiction book, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, about the Great Migration, I was thrilled to hear about a new fictional series dealing with the challenges of that era. Piper Huguley delivers a book exploring a number of issues facing African Americans in the South of 1915. Ruby is a heroine set on a mission. Maybe more than one thanks to what life has dealt her and who's been put in her path. With a combination of history, faith and romance, Huguley knows how to balance harsh realities with warm-hearted moments in a way that kept me turning the pages, had me nodding my head, and looking forward to the next book in the series.