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An Uncertain Path – an excerpt

May 7, 2019

A short excerpt to the second Peace Morrow novel, AN UNCERTAIN PATH:

“Peace had known since she was a toddler that she was adopted and couldn’t remember a time when she hadn’t been curious about her biological roots. She’d grown up part of the Quaker community in Philadelphia, attending the Green Street Meeting on Sundays and, from kindergarten through eighth grade, had gone to their school. She and her classmates were a racially mixed group, her education one that stressed respect for all people and conflict mediation rather than the more aggressive behavior she’d come to know existed in the rest of the world. It was a good life, idyllic in many ways. Peace knew this and was grateful, but it didn’t stop her from wanting a family−a big family with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins−the whole nine yards, as they say. Now, her wish granted, she had a family−and was about to meet them. “Be careful what you wish for.” How often her mother had said that to her and how foolish she’d thought it at the time.

“She remembered Holly’s words: “You’ll like them once you get to know them.”

“But will they like me? She thought of all those smiling faces in the photo album, the elaborate birthday cakes topped with candles, the picnics, the hammock filled with laughing children, and, most of all, the posed shots of multiple generations in front of a Christmas tree. Christmas. Two more weeks. This one promised to be different from others she’d known. Last year, she and Caroline had donated money to purchase a door and a window for a local Habitat for Humanity project. The year before, they’d funded a flock of chickens for Heifer International. This year, at Caroline’s suggestion, they’d be joining Peace’s new-found family in their traditional gift-giving and attending Christmas Eve service at the church that Holly attended. Would Peace fit into this different tradition? Did she want to?”

Maybe you’ve read LOVE AND NOT DESTROY, the book that introduced Peace Morrow. If so, you know how she longed to know more about her roots and how conflicted she was when she discovered the first hints of her biological family. If you want to know what happened when she finally met the family and to travel with her the uncertain path that opened before them, you’ll want to check out AN UNCERTAIN PATH.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2019 12:52 AM

    Hi Sandy. Your book sounds intriguing. Definitely worth a read!

  2. May 8, 2019 6:46 AM

    Sandy, I loved this book and I hope lots of your readers will pick up AN UNCERTAIN PATH and spend time with Peace Morrow as I did. Good luck.

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