Bethany House Publishers
"Mayme Jukes, ex-slave, and Katie Claiborne, plantation owner's daughter, continue their courageous fight to keep Rosewood Plantation from the bank and Katie's unscrupulous relatives. They must maintain the charade that all is well at Rosewood, find a way to pay off the last mortgage and protect everyone in their care. Then Katie's long-lost uncle, Templeton Daniels, appears, carrying secrets of his own. When Mayme discovers she is half white, her self-concept turns inside out, and she must learn first hand the truth that The Color of Your Skin Ain't the Color of Your Heart. (4 stars) Michael Phillips returns with another powerful installment in the SHENANDOAH SISTERS series. The dialect is a little thick at times but Mayme's voice is unique and insightful." -- Romantic Times, Jan. 2004
Orphaned by the Civil War, Katie, the daughter of a plantation owner, and Mayme, a former slave, have worked hard to keep Katie's plantation going, all the while hiding the fact that they are alone.
Now the girls face new threats to their way of life: mounting floodwaters...and mounting danger from thieves.
When a long-lost relative appears, he disappears as suddenly, taking their closely guarded secret with him. But this man has a secret of his own—one that will change them all forever....