If Hate Is Taught, Love Can Be Learned
Two Youngsters Ignore the Narrow-mindedness of Society
At a time when the world needs more warmth and acceptance, two little girls – Mercy and Annie, take us on a journey where color doesn’t matter, and character and heart are the only things that do!
Deep in the Louisiana swamps in 1903, five-year-old Willy is kidnapped by a Voodoo Priestess. One day, he will fight bloody battles in France and come face-to-face with the horrors of voodoo.
While in bustling New Orleans, bachelor Jack—a former Texas Ranger—has an encounter with a young beauty hiding in his hotel room. What she wants and needs will change his life forever.
1958 St. Louis, two girls of different races, Mercy and Annie, meet in the fifth grade. Together, they secretly explore St. Louis via bus and streetcar, encountering cultural prejudices at every turn— including from within one girl’s own family. The turbulent times and the Civil Rights Movement will test the girls’ loyalty and affect their choices on the way to adulthood.
In a saga spanning from 1903 to 1968, three families navigate the stormy paths of life in New Orleans, St. Louis, and Texas until they all collide startlingly and dramatically.
Aimed at the 18+ readers, and some content might be inappropriate for ages younger.
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Author Jodi Lea Stewart
Reader’s Favorite – 5 Star Reviews
Jodi Lea Stewart is the author of three historical novels with more on the way, as well as a contemporary trilogy set in the Navajo Nation. She currently resides in Arizona with her husband, her delightful 90+-year-old mother, a crazy standard poodle named Jazz, one rescue cat, and numerous gigantic, bossy houseplants.
2021 Firebird Book Awards
First Place – Multicultural Fiction
For the book Triumph, A Novel of the Human Spirit