This is my first book to read by the author and I must say it is quite different in the way it is written. …..the story begins on the brink of the Revolutionary War, on a plantation known as Washington’s Woods which borders the Ohio River. The owner of the plantation does not believe in slavery and helps many slaves on their way to freedom. His house is built with an underground hidden tunnel going all the way to the river. His family is involved in helping them to freedom, also the freed slaves on his plantation. The house is still standing in the modern era and plays an integral part in the telling of the story. The book is written with one chapter in the 1700’s and the next chapter in modern times, then back to the slavery era and etc….The modern day characters are actually descendants of the original character of the slavery era. There is love, forgiveness, violence and suspense throughout but God’s will abounds.There is one sex scene, I suppose the writer felt it was pertinent to the telling as it brought biracial twins born which were the ancestors of the modern characters. Nicole, who is biracial and her close friend, Kate realize they are actually related through a newly discovered biracial bloodline. This painful revelation tears at the heart of both families. A most interesting and complex novel. I was gifted this book by the author for my review and I enjoyed doing so.