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Milk and Honey on the Other Side

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In a rambunctious river town unsettled by the Great War and up-ended by change unlikely lovers are brought together—but dogged by inescapable bigotry. Despite the dangers, the heroine defies her southern upbringing; the hero fends off his inner demons.

For family and friends, race becomes a litmus test, each revealed by his responses to the chasm which separates black from
Published August 24th 2016 by Foundations Book Publishing Company
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Martha Burke-Hennessy
Compelling love story of the south

Aurelia, a spirited young woman, visits her aunt Margaret along the Mississippi as mother lies dying during the influenza at the end of World War II. There she and her brother and her lively cousin and Curtis, son of the cook, become inseparable, riding, picnicking, dancing, swimming. Aurelia and Curtis fall in love though both know their relationship is impossible in the segregated South. Their honest and heartfelt struggles as well as sympathetic portrayals of
Scott Hettrick
Jan 08, 2017 added it  ·  review of another edition
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The new novel Milk and Honey on the Other Side serves up a broadly compelling forbidden inter-racial romance in the post-War/pre-Depression South that is as authentic of the era and region as you will find. (From my review at

A ferry carries a young Caucasian woman in Vicksburg, Mississippi across the river to her aunt’s farm in Louisiana where she becomes smitten with a smart and handsome mixed-race neighbor and handyman. But the flame that is ignited must remain on simmer
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Loved this book set in my hometown of Vicksburg. Paints an authentic picture of life in a southern town in the 1920s. I know, growing up there a generation later, how true the prejudices and how real the atmosphere of fear as written here. Great love story, with just enough suspense to keep you glued to the book. Well written. Highly recommend.
Paula Genereau
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!! This was a great story about love during the war. I loved it. Was a great book.

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