-- Julie Failla Earhart, St. Louis Public Library Book Challenge
"... an extraordinary novel that underscores author Sandra Hutchison's genuine flair for originality and storytelling."
-- Midwest Book Review Small Press Bookwatch
"There should be something here for anyone who wants a good read, regardless of how you define that."
-- BigAl, BigAl's Books and Pals
"If one measure of a successful novel is its power to make readers uncomfortable while enchanting them with a compelling story, this book exceeds the mark."
-- Terry Plumb, The Herald (Rock Hill, SC)
"A highly engaging story with well-fleshed-out characters and flawless prose."
-- Tahlia Newland, author of The Locksmith's Secret
"This author's work is always a delight.... It's like putting on a pair of comfy slippers, grab your throw, hot chocolate and laze on the sofa and read."
-- Sue Ward, Read Along with Sue
From the Author
I'm Southern-born myself, and Nathan Bedford Forrest -- slave trader, Confederate general, early Klan leader, and (at least according to family lore) a man who ultimately repented his sins -- is an ancestor on the maternal side. I drew a bit on that complicated heritage to write this novel about an impoverished young woman from a small New England town who knows very little about her roots, yet may find they give her exactly what she needs to flourish.