"The Governor's Sons is tender and touching, and also quite terribly and frighteningly true. Maria McKenzie is definitely a young novelist to watch." Stephen Birmingham, New York Times Bestselling Novelist and Renowned Social Historian, author of the LeBaron Secret and Our Crowd
Readers worldwide are talking about The Governor's Sons. "This book is amazing. The story is well told with well developed characters that are easy to fall in love with in spite of, or because of their frailties...It is definitely a captivating and thought provoking tale, examining love and the destructiveness of hate, well worth reading." Mela, United Kingdom
Providing a different glimpse into the lives of "the (hired) help," The Governor’s Sons is a heart thumping account of forbidden love and political ambition in the deep South, a suspenseful tale of romance, deception, racial tension and ultimately, racial reconciliation within the powerful Kroth family.
During the summer of 1936, Ash Kroth, a young law student from a southern family of wealth and political prestige, falls in love with the help, beautiful "Negro" college girl Catherine Wilkes.
Nearly thirty years later, as a segregationist governor in the midst of civil rights turmoil, Ash is forced to confront the inevitable consequences of his love for her.
In 1965, Harland Hall, a black Civil Rights leader, moves to the capital city in an effort to quell the racial violence occurring not far from his mother's home. But what mysterious link does this young man have to the Governor’s past?
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Published October 17, 2011
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
History, Romance, Literature & Fiction.