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My first impression was of this gorgeous cover. The coloring, the art, it's all beautiful and eye-catching.

Author Erin Bartels has an unique writing style that isn't like any other I've read.

She has a way with words that draws you in and keeps you there. The characters are well-developed and easy to relate to. Based on this book alone, I'd definitely be interested in reading more books by her.

This book alternates between three different timelines and storylines between both races in Detroit, Michigan.
You'll meet:
Mary - a white woman / wife of an soldier in 1861.
Nora - a white woman from an upper-class Detroit family in the 1960's.
Elizabeth - a white woman / journalist of present day known for her work on Detroit.
All three women are connected, and you'll learn all about Elizabeth's discovery of family and their past.