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At First Light

 

By: Vanessa Lafaye  

ASIN: B0791M6WLQ

Publisher: Orion

Publication Date: 6/1/2017 

Format: Kindle

My Rating: TBR 

Meet Alicia Cortez: survivor, healer...murderer?

1993, Key West, Florida. When a Ku Klux Klan official is shot in broad daylight, all eyes turn to the person holding the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban woman who will say nothing except to admit her guilt.

1919. Mixed-race Alicia Cortez arrives in Key West exiled in disgrace from her family in Havana. At the same time, damaged war hero John Morales returns home on the last US troop ship from Europe. As love draws them closer in this time of racial segregation, people are watching, including Dwayne Campbell, poised on the brink of manhood and struggling to do what's right. And then the Ku Klux Klan comes to town...

 

Inspired by real events, At First Light weaves together a decades-old grievance and the consequences of a promise made as the sun rose on a dark day in American history.

 

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UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY

By: Vanessa Lafaye

ISBN: 9781492612506

Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Landmark   

Publication Date:  6/9/2015 

Format:  Other

My Rating:  5 Stars + 

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About the Author

 

Vanessa LaFaye was an American born author living in England. A thirst for adventure brought her to Europe in 1987, first to France and then England. She spent many years in academic publishing, including the Oxford University Press. She wrote two acclaimed historical novels set in Florida, Summertime published in 2015 followed by First Light. Her final novel will be published posthumously. LaFaye was the founder of the Marlborough Community Choir in Wiltshire, England. She detailed the impact of living with cancer in her popular blog Living While Dying. Read More 

 

 

 

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