"A deathbed shouldn't be the peacemaker in this family." Fifteen-year-old
Renee Steele never understood what PaPa's words meant, until she's caught in the middle of a growing battle between her two older
cousins. Their clashing attitudes regarding skin tone, trigger a sensitive nerve in their Grandma Bell.
As tension mounts
between the three girls, Grandma Bell detects trouble returning from the grave.
She's determined to stop it, and takes the girls on a quest back in time to do
Her narrative begins with her secret courtship and eloping with Pa-Pa, "Buck
Steele", because their fathers are archenemies. Due to a lack of money, the newlyweds
are forced to live with Buck's parents, Silas and Emma. Grandma Bell's newlywed dreams turn into her worst nightmare, as she begins her married life as the despised dark-skinned daughter-in-law. Her presence does more than anger her in-laws...it
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Published December 18, 2013
Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, History.