- Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing
- Available in: Kindle
- ISBN: B00MPWHY1O
- Published: August 13, 2014
Susannah Cole had been taught to be prejudiced from the time she was born. But when she is almost drowned along with her father in a flash flood, she is taken to the home of a Melungeon woman to heal and recuperate. A mixed race doctor, Dr. Val Minor, encourages her to try to accept the Melungeons and other races.
Susannah and her mother decide to make the tore her grandfather established a success and to consider all people equal, as God intended. It’s a struggle, but with the help of Rachel Gibson, a Melungeon, and Lincoln Amis, a suitor, they all work hard together.
A smallpox epidemic strikes the small mountain community of Maple Hill, Tennessee. Val doesn’t have time to treat all the people. He asks Susannah and others to help him. He finds Susannah has changed and is a caring person. She enjoys helping those in need, not like the way her father had taught her
Through the course of the epidemic, Val finds he has fallen in love with Susannah. Marriage is out of the question for a mixed race man and a white woman. Is their love stronger than the law of the land/ The only place for them is in the North, but would they still be accepted in the South?