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Reader Review: “This book provides a masterful, exciting, and thought-provoking view
of the historical evolution of racial relations from both the white
and the the black perspectives. In my opinion, it is a virtually
untouched subject matter for well-written historical romance novels.
The author is extremely effective in utilizing dialogue and character
development to evoke the reader’s own emotional response without
interjecting her own political or moral beliefs on the subject matter.
It is a page-turner from beginning to end. I was not able to keep from
thinking about the story during the day and even dreamed about it at
night until I finished the book. I highly recommend this book and am
eagerly awaiting to read more of Maria McKenzie’s writing.”
–Michele Prell

Average Rating: 4.4 stars

Price: $2.99


During the summer of 1936, Ash Kroth, a young law student from a southern family of wealth and political prestige, falls in love with the help, beautiful “Negro” college girl Catherine Wilkes.

Nearly thirty years later, as a segregationist governor in the midst of civil rights turmoil, Ash is forced to confront the inevitable consequences of his love for her.

In 1965, Harland Hall, a black Civil Rights leader, moves to the capital city in an effort to quell the racial violence occurring not far from his mother’s home. But what mysterious link does this young man have to the Governor’s past?




Maria McKenzie is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Governor’s
Sons. Kirkus Reviews said, “Realistic, multifaceted characters make
for an especially engaging novel.”

Maria just released a new book, Escape: Book One of the Unchained
Trilogy. She’s currently at work on book two, Masquerade, due out in
late 2012.

Maria lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two boys.  Before
becoming a small business owner and author, Maria worked as a
librarian for several years.

She attended Wittenberg University and received a bachelor’s degree in
English, and later graduated from Atlanta University with a master’s
in Library Science.