Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.
Gracie Kingston begins renovations on the Philadelphia house inherited from her grandmother and finds a secret room. It is connected to a house nearby, the home of William Still, the man known as the father of the Underground Railroad. As she researches, she discovers a mystery in her house’s ownership. In 1855, Olivia Kingston helps a mother and her young child by hiding them in a secret room in her home. As she helps, she learns that there may be an impostor conductor in their community. As Gracie’s and Olivia’s stories intertwine, they learn the meaning of sacrifice and love.
Don’t miss other great books in the Doors to the Past series: The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham Bridge of Gold by Kimberley Woodhouse Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel Behind Love's Wall by Carrie Fancett Pagels High-Wire Heartbreak by Anna Schmidt Love's Fortress by Jennifer Uhlarik A Promise Engraved by Liz Tolsma Laura's Shadow by Allison Pittman Passages of Hope by Terri Haynes In Spotlight and Shadow by Rachel Scott McDaniel The Keys to Gramercy Park by Candice Sue Patterson
About the Author
Terri J. Haynes, a native Baltimorean, is a homeschool mom, writer, prolific knitter, freelance graphic artist and former Army wife (left the Army, not the husband). She loves to read, so much that when she was in elementary school, she masterminded a plan to be locked in a public library armed with only a flashlight to read all the books and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As she grew, her love for writing grew as she tried her hand at poetry, articles, speeches and fiction. She is storyteller at heart. Her passion is to draw readers in the story world she has created and to bring laughter and joy to their lives. Terri is a 2010 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis contest finalist, and a 2012 semi-finalist. She is also a 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinalist. Her publishing credits include: Cup of Comfort for Military Families, Crosswalk.com, the Secret Place Devotional, Urbanfaith.com, Vista Devotional, and Publisher’s Weekly. Terri holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theology, a Master's degree in Theological Studies and a certificate in creative writing and graphic design, meeting the minimal requirements of being a geek. She and her husband pastor a church where she serves as executive pastor and worship leader. Terri lives in Maryland with her three wonderful children and her husband, who often beg her not to kill off their favorite characters. Website: www.terrijhaynes.com Blog: www.inotherwords.terrijhaynes.com
What a beautiful story! Passages of Hope not only illuminates the fascinating and dangerous work of the Underground Railroad but tells of the longing for family and home. Separated by time, Gracie and Olivia are both intriguing heroines, strong but vulnerable. Terri J. Haynes’s writing brings these women and their trials to life, using a poignant ribbon of the search for belonging to tie it all together. I couldn't put this novel down! -- Sarah Sundin, bestselling and award-winning author of Until Leaves Fall in Paris
Terri Haynes has written an extraordinary story of family, freedom, and forgiveness in her newest novel, Passages of Hope. The painful aspects of what it means to become family are beautifully knit together with a liberation story from the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia. Haynes ensures that her main heroine, Gracie, must learn what it means to be knit in her mother's womb and that God has fearfully and wonderfully made her to learn about her heritage and love. Well done! -- Piper Huguley, author of By Her Own Design