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Family secrets...why are they hidden, how are they discovered, what do they cost? Revelation, part three of a dramatic and explosive historical fiction trilogy that concludes a compelling American family saga of love, deceit, emotional destruction and in the end,forgiveness...
"Wow, what an incredible journey! I have never read anything like this and it's hard to believe it's fiction. This is a story of a family that truly spanned generations and a curse that ended when everyone was allowed to choose to accept the truth. If I [were] a smoker I would probably light up a cigarette now!" - K. Willis, Amazon Review
"This was the final book in the trilogy and I was not disappointed.Halfway through the story I found myself crying..." - Cheryl Berry, Amazon Review
"This book was enthralling from page 1..." - Cynthia West, Amazon Review
"This was an excellent trilogy from beginning to end. A must read if you enjoy historical fiction..." - Kenya Shoffner, Amazon Review
Light-skinned Selina Standish lives a life of emotional pain and torment. In 1906, at the tender 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 seventeen, 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 "negrophobia"and 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? In 1933, Selina's brother reappears in her life. Can she successfully hide his existence? How will her decision touch the lives of future generations to come?
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Weaving together history, scandal, romance and suspense, Maria McKenzie is the author of the Amazon bestsellers The Governor's Sons, and books one, two and three of the Unchained Trilogy: Escape, Masquerade and Revelation.
Taking a brief departure from historical fiction, Maria is currently at work on her next release, the comedic mystery/clean romance, From Cad to Cadaver, featuring ex-FBI agent turned detective,Tracy Black, of Black Ops Detective Agency, and her partner, ex-Marine Raider Adam Slade. She's black, he's white, but the situations they stumble into are hardly black and white! Join them in a series of adventures that will keep you laughing!
Maria lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two boys. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, small business owner and author, Maria worked in Georgia and North Carolina as a librarian for several years.
She attended Wittenberg University and received a bachelor's degree in English, and later graduated from Atlanta University with a master's in Library Science.
You can visit Maria at mariamckenziewrites.com or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to hear from you!
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 444 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1500505056
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1500505056