Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.
Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.
©2013 Julie Kibler (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc
Great book, great narration. I didn't want it to end. Julie, right another and request the same narrators! Thank you for the eye opening story.
I didn't want to put it down! Set in mid 30s Kentucky and in the present. Artful, enjoyable! I recommend highly!
I loved this book!. I'm amazed this is Julie Kibler's first book!!. I read a lot and it is hard to find books like this that hold my attention; at least books I haven't already read!. I highly recommend this book to women who enjoy Christian novels by authors like Lynn Austin and Francine Rivers. Yes, I consider Julie Kibler an author who ranks in that circle!. I can't wait to read her next book!!!.
This isn't the type of book I typically read or listen too. I'm not much for love stories. I almost quit listening early on but then I got hooked. Well developed characters, sad but accurate historical account and basic human short comings all intertwine for a thought provoking story.
I loved this book from start to finish, it also made me choke up toward the end. I enjoyed the how the chapters alternated between the two women telling both their stories. Sad it's over!
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