Milford College Series #1
On Sale: August 7, 2014
Featuring: Amanda Stewart
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Historical | Inspirational
1866 â€“ Oberlin, Ohio
Devastated by her fatherâ€™s death days after her
triumphant graduation from Oberlin College, Amanda Stewart
is all alone in the world. Her fatherâ€™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 fatherâ€™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. Thereâ€™s no where
for her to go.
Virgil Smithson, Milfordâ€™s mayor, blacksmith and
sometimes preacher man with a gift for fiery oratory,
doesnâ€™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 forges. He must
organize his fellow formerly enslaved citizens 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
daughterâ€™s mother as she diedâ€”that their child would learn
to read and write. If only he didnâ€™t have secrets that the
new schoolteacher seems determined to uncover.
To keep THE PREACHERâ€™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 Godâ€™s promise,
these combatants must put aside their differences and come
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