Sunday, July 26, 2009

A “Must-Read” for Black History Month - Troubled Times - A New Release by Gay Ingram

A “Must-Read” for Black History Month - Troubled Times - A New Release by Gay Ingram

Gay Ingram is proud to announce her newest novel, Trouble Times, is now available. The book can be ordered at www. publishamerica. com or through book stores or online.

Big Sandy, Texas (PRWEB) February 12, 2006

It’s 1856 and the states are on the verge of a civil war, brother against brother, father against son. George Morgan and his friends just want to be left alone. Tired of being harassed because of the color of their skin, this determined group migrates from Kentucky to the free state of Indiana. There they hope to find a place where they can live free from persecution.

The way is hard; a river takes a child; they’re threatened by a slave-catcher. But in the wilderness, these hardy souls carve out a new community only to find they haven’t escaped the troubles. With the conflict engaging the whole country, each man must now search his heart to discover what price he’s willing to pay to be free.

The author spins a compelling story about free blacks living in Kentucky in 1856. Overwhelmed by the terror tactics of their white neighbors, the four families seek a new life in the recently declared free state of Indiana. Only after difficult travel through uncharted territory; a child washed overboard by a raging river and a frightening encounter with a slave catcher obsessed with George’s wife, Mirabelle, does the company arrive at their piece of wilderness. Discovery of a saltpeter mine helps fund George’s dream especially when the country erupts in Civil war.

Scattered throughout the narrative are compelling glimpses into historical events that help determine the future of each person. The author pulls no punches in describing the plight of America’s free blacks in that era. Also evident is the honest determination of her characters to capture this country’s promise of freedom for all.

The compelling story of Troubled Times makes this book a “must-read” in celebration of Black History Month.

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