Item description for Morning Sky (Freedoms Path Series #2) by Judith Miller...
Overview When Aunt Lilly Verdue arrives in Nicodemus, Kansas, during the early summer of 1880, life for the Harban family changes dramatically. Ezekiel Harban is not at all happy to see his sister-in-law, and her unwillingness to admit the reason behind her hasty exit from New Orleans only fuels the fire.
Lilly is not content to peacefully fit in to the little farming community. No, she shakes things up when she decides Moses Wyman is engaged to marry the wrong girl. And then she reveals a secret that will forever alter the Harban sisters' long-held assumptions.
Back east, something sinister is happening at the school Macia Boyle's mother insisted her daughter attend. When Truth Harban travels to New York to accompany an ill Macia back to Kansas, she uncovers a deadly plot against the wealthy young women who attend the academy. Can Truth get help before it's too late?
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.8" Width: 6.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2006
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Freedoms Path
Series Number 2
ISBN 0764229990 ISBN13 9780764229992
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Getting settled in Nicocemus Mar 21, 2007
The all Colored town has finally gotten started. The adjacent all white town has a compassionate doctor, whose daughter has traveled away to school. She becomes ill with a mysterious illness which takes up a good portion of the book. Back home in Hill City, Truth and Moses are still in love, but is something wrong? Poor Jarena....is her betrothed really dead? Will she never marry? Of course the arrival of a wicked aunt has the Harban family in an uproar. What disturbance will she bring? Her revelations are at the heart of this book, and I am sure will play a major role in book three. Thank you Judith Miller
A Suspenseful Series That Keeps the Reader Turning the Page Jul 19, 2006
Aunt Lilly Verdue traveled from New Orleans to Nicodemus and was desperate. Her situation was mysterious.
She carries a rabbit's foot and evil eye...items of voodoo magic. Yet she seems afraid of something...or someone.
The Harbans lives would change with Aunt Lilly there. Lilly's brother-in-law, Ezekiel, was not at all happy to see her. He felt bitterness towards her and hoped she would go back to New Orleans or anywhere else far away. She has a way of creating trouble for people through her manipulating ways.
Truth continued to work at the Boyles taking care of Mrs. Boyle, along with the household duties. Moses wants to marry Truth soon but what does Truth want?
With Macia sick at the school her mother insisted she attend, Truth is sent to bring her home. This becomes a difficult, and dangerous, task. Evil lurks at the school and Truth discovers that things are not what they appear.
Jarena fills in for Truth at the Boyles while she is gone. She longs to see Thomas again. Will that be possible? She hasn't received a letter from him for a long time. Then she receives news about him.
Morning Sky is Book Two of the Freedom's Path series by Judith Miller. First Dawn is Book One of the series.
Miller's detail of history and racial struggles in the late 1800's is accurate. She writes a suspenseful story that keeps the reader wondering what will happen next.
A Rich Historical Novel Jul 5, 2006
In historical fiction, it's key to fall in love with the characters and the setting. If the book is good, then you want to return to these characters over and over. MORNING SKY is one of these books. It is well-written and the characters spring to life from the pen of Judith Miller. I enjoyed the drama and the tension combined with a solid Biblical message about forgiveness. I recommend this FREEDOM'S PATH series and look forward to the next one.
Excellent historical Apr 20, 2006
Morning Sky is the second book in Judith Millers Freedom's Path Series about the Harban and Boyle families. Nicodemus, Kansas is settled by predominatly African-American familes while neighboring Hill City is mostly white.
Exekiel Harban is doing his best to keep his family together following the death of his wife. Then Lily Verdue, his sister-in-law, arrives from New Orleans. Exekiel suspects Lily is running from someone, which doesn't surprise him one bit. A free spirited woman who makes her own rules, Lily is not the kind of person he wants living in the same house with his daughters.
Before long, Lily starts to cause just the kind of trouble Exekiel feared. She tries to break up Truth's engagement to Moses Wyman, because she feels he would be better suited to Jarena. Nevermind that Jarena is in love with Thomas, who is serving in the army, fighting Indians. Lily is a woman of the world and knows what is best for her sheltered nieces.
Dr. Boyle asks Truth to travel to New York to see about his daughter Macia, who is enrolled in an exclusive finishing school. Macia has been sick ever since reaching the city. Truth uncovers a diabolic scheme which could be fatal to her friend.
The characters in Judith Miller's Morning Sky are so skillfully developed you will feel as if you know them as real people. Morning Sky is an intriguing story guaranteed to hold the readers attention from start to finish.
pleasurable Americana saga Mar 4, 2006
In 1880 Nicodemus, Kansas, two generations of Harbans live a quiet lifestyle when unwelcome Lilly Verdue arrives from New Orleans. Ezekiel, the Family patriarch, is unhappy to see his sister-in-law and demands she explain why she came to the quiet plains; Lilly refuses to say much about her past and her reason to hastily depart from the big city for a farming community.
Though she plans to avoid scandal, Lilly thinks her niece Jarena is engaged to the wrong man, a soldier Thomas Grayson whom she loyally waits for his return while caring for her dad and her sister Grace. When Lilly meets Moses Wyman, she believes that though he is engaged to Truth, he is going to marry the wrong Harban, as she feels he and Jarena belong together. She decides to matchmake, which forces her to reveal the truth to her nieces. Needing escape, Truth travels to New York to bring home her ailing friend Macia Boyle from the academy she attends there only to find something more lethally sinister than illness there.
Three years have passed since the events of FIRST DAWN, which enable the audience to see what has happened to the Harban family since then. They remain likable and for the most part admirable while along with a solid support cast bring the late Reconstruction Era Plains to life especially for Christian historical readers. Though the secret and the Truth trip to New York come late, these add suspense by "testing" the Harbans' Christian values including their core belief in God. Judith Miller in her second Freedom's Path tale provides a pleasurable Americana saga.