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Light-skinned Selina Standish lives a life of emotional pain and torment. In 1906, at the age of eight, she is convinced by her mother, actress Lavinia Standish, the daughter of a slave, to pass as white. Although Selina yields to her mother's insistence to pass, she refuses to cut ties completely with her Negro relatives, including her twin brother, a child her mother deems too dark.

However, at age 17, in the year 1915, Selina meets wealthy Southerner Jack Cosgrove, the man of her dreams. Keeping her ancestry a secret, Selina is conflicted by Jack's negative attitude toward her race. She must determine if happiness with him could ever be a possibility, especially if she were to reveal her bloodline.

Later, a chance encounter with Pastor Tony Manning opens Selina's eyes to real love. Although he is a progressive thinker regarding race relations, Tony appears to draw the line at interracial marriage. In order to live as his wife, Selina decides, she must completely disassociate herself from all her "colored" relatives. While bound to a chain of secrecy, Selina struggles to live in honesty. How true can she be to her husband if she can never reveal the truth about herself?

©2014 Maria McKenzie (P)2017 Tantor

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What are phenomenal book this was. I truly enjoyed

All 3 of these books were great I truly enjoyed reading them. I cried, I laughed and I sighed it was awesome and I truly can't wait to re listen to it for the 4th time again. The reader was excellent the story lines were great. I want to even find my own background of my family from listening to this.

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ALL THAT I CAN SAY IS WOW..WOW WOW

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK SERIES. Talk about redemption, peace and forgiveness. Even the evil Lavinia found peace before she died. I am soooo glad Salena told the truth before she died. PLEASE READ THIS SERIES YOU WILL EXPERIENCE ALOT OF EMOTIONS BUT I MUST SAY IT IS SOOOOO WORTH IT IN THE END. Damn I can’t stop crying!

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exceptionally well written<br />

One of the best that I've listened to. highly recommend it. I would purchase again!