Never Too Late (Carolina Cousins Book #3)

Never Too Late (Carolina Cousins Book #3)

by Michael Phillips
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Never Too Late (Carolina Cousins Book #3) by Michael Phillips

Fire. It had ripped Seffie from her family and stolen her dearest friend. Will she allow it to destroy her one chance at happiness?

Growing up a slave, Seffie served as companion to a sickly white girl and learned to read and write and even speak French. But her life of relative comfort soon comes to an end. When loss and tragedy drive the joy from her life, Seffie quickly learns to guard her heart and hide her past. Secretly, Seffie nurtures a new dream: to seek freedom in the North. But even if she succeeds, can she face the final test of fire?

Can her wounded heart learn to love again?
Or is it too late?

Why danger would stalk such a peace-loving soul was a mystery no one in Greens Crossing ever quite understood except those involved. And they were not the kind of men who talked. . . .

On this particular day in the fall of the year 1869, the local KKK had decided to modify their tactics. They would strike in broad daylight and in plain sight, in order to teach a lesson none in the community would forget.

And so as the fifteen or more white-robed riders galloped toward Greens Crossing a little before noon, the burning torches in their hands were not to light their way as would have been the case had the raid come in the middle of the night.

They intended to put the fire to another use. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441211347
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Series: Carolina Cousins , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 102,090
File size: 512 KB

About the Author

Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than 70 of his own titles plus serving as editor/redactor of nearly 30 more books. He is known as the man responsible for the reawakened interest in George MacDonald of the last twenty years. In addition to the MacDonald titles adapted/edited for today's reader, his publishing efforts in bringing back full-length quality facsimile editions also spawned renewed interest in MacDonald's original work. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time between Scotland and their home in Eureka, California. Visit Michael's Web site at
Michael Phillips is a bestselling author who has penned more than seventy books, both fiction and nonfiction. In addition, he has served as editor/redactor of nearly thirty more books. Over the past thirty years, his persistent efforts have helped reawaken interest in the writings of nineteenth century Scotsman George MacDonald. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time each year in Scotland, but make their home near Sacramento, California. Visit Michael's website at

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Never Too Late 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope Michael Phillips continues to write about this era.
rosiejrJS More than 1 year ago
This is part of a series. Everyone was enjoyable.
nite-owlCP More than 1 year ago
Wonderful series.  I bought every book!    Will take you through the lives of a two young girls.  One a slave one a white girl.  Find how their lives intertwine.  Love this inspirational story.  Feel in love with this Southern family.  A must read!
daffydillms More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book, great christian historical novel, couldn't wait to read next in series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the books is this series along with the books in the other series with the same characters. I love that they are clean, romance novels that also incorporate history and God!
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Couldn't put this book down.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Seffie was born a slave. At seven years old or about she is bought by Peter Mesiner as a companion to his sickly eight year old daughter Grace who suffers from the after effect of scarlet fever. Grace may now be blind and her heart very weak, but she loves to read so Peter buys Seffie and takes her to his Louisiana home. Life seems good to Seffie who learns to read and even to speak French, but as before when she and her brother were accused of arson by their previous owner who sold them to punish them by separating them from their mother, life intercedes and she is gone again.--------------- In 1869 in Greens Crossing, North Carolina the Ku Klux Klan secret men¿s vigilante club set afire the home of free Blackman Henry Paterson for no apparent reason except the color of his skin. He and Seffie, though victims of many heartbreaks and tragedies caused by god-faring righteous individuals, are attracted to one another, but too many unfair and unjust setbacks make any relationship between them unlikely.--------------------- The third Carolina Cousins historical tale (see A PERILOUS PROPOSAL and THE SOLDIER¿S LADY) brings home the plight of free blacks just after the Civil War is over and they have been emancipated yet with few real rights. Seffie is terrific lead character as she has learned life¿s lessons that the powerful can do anything to impoverish people and that tragedy is the norm. Whereas she fears close relationships, Henry remains optimistic for the future and willing to risk his life in spite of the threatened vigilante injustice of the KKK to lynch or burn him. Together enhanced by a strong cast they make an inspiring Reconstruction Era thriller.---------- Harriet Klausner