Friday, January 18, 2013

CFBA Book Review: Path of Freedom

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Path of Freedom
Abingdon Press (January 2013)
Jennifer Hudson Taylor


Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award winning author of historical Christian fiction set in Europe and the Carolinas and a speaker on topics of faith, writing and publishing. Her debut novel, Highland Blessings, won the 2011 Holt Medallion award for Best First Book. Jennifer's work has appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Romantic Times Book Reviews, and The Military Trader. She serves as the in-house Publicist at Hartline Literary Agency and co-owns Upon the Rock Publicist. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Communications. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with family, long walks, traveling, touring historical sites, hanging out at bookstores with coffee shops, genealogy, and reading.


2nd in the Quilts of Love series

When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple. With only her mother’s quilt as a secret guide, the foursome follows the stitches through unknown treachery.

As they embark on their perilous journey, they hope and pray that their path is one of promise where love sustains them, courage builds faith, and forgiveness leads to freedom.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Path of Freedom, go HERE.


I had a difficult time reading this book, it's no fault of the author, but instead, just the fact that I don't relate well to the time period and the type of vocabulary used throughout the book.  All of the thee's and thy's threw me off, and made it for a not so comfortable read.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy the story line!

 This book is part of the Quilts of Love series, each book is quite different and they are each stand alone stories that revolve around a quilt.  This is a story line that you don't see too often, it revolves around Quakers and Slaves, seemingly a very odd combination but it mixes together quite well, just as the fragments of a quilt may not seem as though they'll look good until the project has been completed!

You'll find forgiveness in this story, as well as the question, is it ok to sometimes lie?

...and that's all I'm going to give you, you'll just have to read it!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


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