Title: The Preacher’s Promise: Home To Milford College
Author: Piper Hughley
Publisher: Liliaceae Publishing
Number of Pages: 266
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:
” If it be so, Our God who we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O King” Daniels 3:17
1866 – Oberlin, Ohio
Devastated by her father’s death days after her triumphant graduation from Oberlin College. Amanda Stewart is all alone in the world. Her father’s unscrupulous business partner offers her an indecent proposal to earn a living. Instead, to fulfill a promise she made to her father, she resolves to start a school to educate and uplift their race. Sorting through her father’s papers, she discovers he had carried on a mysterious correspondence with a plantation in Milford, Georgia. She determines to start her teaching work with the formerly enslaved. However when she arrives the Mayor tells her to leave. There’s no where for her to go.
Virgil Smithson, Milford’s Mayor, Blacksmith and sometimes Preacher man with a gift for fiery oratory doesn’t want anything to do with a snobby Schoolteacher from up North. On top of everything else, the Schoolteacher lady has a will hard enough to match the iron he forgesn He must organize his fellow formerly enslaved citzens into a new town and raise his young daughter alone. Still, his troubled past haunts him. He cannot forget the promise he made to his daughter’s mother as she died- that their child would learn to read and write. If only he didn’t have secrets that the new Schoolteacher seems determined to uncovers.
To keep The Preacher’s Promise, Amanda and Virgil must put aside their enmity, unite for the sake of a newly created community in a troubling age, and do things they never imagined. In the aftermath of the flood that was the Civil War, God set his bow upon the Earth to show love and understanding for humankind. To reflect God’s promise these combtants must put aside their differences and come together somehow.
The Preacher’s Promise Book Review
“The Preacher’s Promise” absolutely lived up to it’s promise from the passage. I truly loves this narrative “The Preacher’s Promise” The elaboration of the characters, the engagement of the Reconstruction Era, the encounter against tradition and Contemporary course of action and to shape, a storyline filled with multi-covered description. The character, Amanda is the Northern free woman who needs to depart from her father’s Law Partner, while she arrives to Milford, she’s self- determining, free, educated and smoldering with her perspective of things. The character, Virgil who is a former slave, also is the Mayor of Milford. When Virgil meets Amanda, he finds himself dazzled and stand up against by her Independence.
By way of explanation, just perfectly, the heel of the plot thickens in “The Preacher’s Promise”. Piper Hughley really did an awesome tasks of created a marvelous story that is based on the history of the Reconstruction Era that is tangled up with Christian beliefs. I am a very satisfied reader on how Piper Hughley makes sure that the Characters are powerful, well developed and believable. I am now getting ready to read “The Lawyer’s Luck” in The Home of Milford College Series. It only took one day to read the entire story. That’s how great the story is.