Title: The Lawyer’s Luck – A Home To Milford College Prequel Novella
Author: Piper G. Huguley
Publisher: Liliaceae Publishers (June 25, 2014)
Number of Pages: 126 pages
About The Author:
Piper G Huguley, named 2015 Debut Author of the Year by Romance Slam Jam and Breakout Author of the Year by AAMBC, is a two-time Golden Heart ®finalist. and is the author of “Migrations of the Heart,” a three-book series of historical romances set in the early 20th century featuring African American characters, published by Samhain Publishing. Book #1 in the series, A Virtuous Ruby, won Best Historical of 2015 in the Swirl Awards. Book #3 in the series, A Treasure of Gold, was named by Romance Novels in Color as a Best Book of 2015 and received 4 ½ stars from RT Magazine.
Huguley is also the author of the “Home to Milford College” series. The series follows the building of a college from its founding in 1866. On release, the prequel novella to the “Home to Milford College” series, The Lawyer’s Luck, reached #1 Amazon Bestseller status on the African American Christian Fiction charts. Book #1 in the series, The Preacher’s Promise was named a top ten Historical Romance in Publisher’s Weekly by the esteemed historical romance author, Beverly Jenkins and received Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Contest of Self-Published e-books in 2015. Her new series “Born to Win Men” starts with A Champion’s Heart as Book #1. A Champion’s Heart was named by Sarah MacLean of The Washington Post as a best romance novel selection for December 2016. Piper Huguley blogs about the history behind her novels at http://piperhuguley.com.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and son.
About This Book:
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Oberlin, Ohio – 1844
Lawrence Stewart is a rare man. Raised with his grandmother’s Miami Indian tribe, as a Negro he has consistently walked between two worlds most of his life. He devotes his time and study to becoming a lawyer, fully intending to obtain justice for the ousted Miami Indians. No Negro man has accomplished these things before, but he is not daunted. He studies for his exams as he rides circuit through the backwoods of Ohio, handing out justice to people who cannot easily reach a courthouse. His life is perfectly set until one June day. Aurelia “Realie” Baxter made her way from enslavement in Georgia to the free land Lake Huron in Ohio. Far from happy as a slave doing the bidding of a woman cooped up in a house all day, Realie is a bona fide tomboy with a special gift with horses. Now, she is so close to freedom in Canada, she can smell it, but her plans are interrupted when Lawrence shoots her…by mistake….
Lawrence cannot study encumbered with the care of an enslaved woman, but he’s responsible for her injury. Realie wants to get to Canada, but Lawrence won’t let her get away in trying to help her. One chance meeting can change your life from what you thought you wanted….to what you really need.
The Lawyer’s Luck Book Review:
Piper Huguley created and deliver a pleasurable story in the entire book “The Lawyer’s Luck”. One thing that amaze me was the fiction story in “The Lawyer’s Luck”. This was a great narration from the perspective of Aurelia “Realie” Baxter, a runaway slave, and Lawrence Stewart, a lawyer. Huguley achieve the pattern of two such disparate people, which deepens the characters. This narrative able to achieve the entertaining characters of Aurelia “Realie” Baxter , a self-confident escaped slave woman, and Lawrence Stewart, a newly educated lawyer, meeting under bizarre circumstances during a horrible time in our nation’s history.The drama bring to light in the wake of affecting veil of the slavery and get around about into all of us many-sided levels. The Character of Realie experiences a difficult time trusting anyone. As a consequence, she is set in her ways will to do whatever she able to get to freedom shines through. The Character of Lawrence is flawless as a man who walks into two worlds. As a consequence is apart from slavery on the other hand still affected by its discrimination. As a reader, you can really be fond of the complicated relationship between the Milfords as well. I really appreciate this Inspirational Historical Fiction Story . I also appreciate the ironies of slavery, freedom, North vs South, race relations, feminism, and personal identity that Piper Huguley comprised. There aren’t any limitation when it comes to any of those fundamental. Piper Huguley doesn’t hold back from the meeting point of this time, earlier it manages to still give Realie and Lawrence a fascinating romance.The Christian fundamental are another incredible layer to the narrative, along with “The Lawyer’s Luck” absolutely doesn’t incline toward 20th & 21st century approach of the faith were form onto the past (an controversy I have with many Inspirational Historical Romance). Remarkably for those who are interested readers that commonly shy away from IHR, this is the narrative about two people who try their best to keep the faith in spite of the injustices and prejudices of their time. “The Lawyer’s Luck” is a marvelous prequel. I really loved the rapid momentum, realistic perspective of Lawrence and Realie. I love their comparison, their particularity, and even the things they are connected in characteristic. Piper Huguley allows the Holy Spirit to guide the pen to write this novella that provided an intriguing compassionate of the Mitford College series to follow. In my opinion, “The Lawyer’s Luck” was a delightful read from Piper Huguley will truly definitely make her mark in the publishing industry. Author Huguley passionately brings to life the reality both of them must face to find their happy ending. I am looking forward to reading the full length novel in this series and more books by this gifted author.