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The Color of Your Skin Ain't the Color of Your Heart (Shenandoah Sisters #3) [Hardcover]

By Michael Phillips (Author)
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Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.9" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 2005
Publisher   Center Point Books
ISBN  1585475912  
EAN  9781585475919  

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Book 3 of bestselling Shenandoah Sisters. Katie, the daughter of a plantation owner, and Mayme, the daughter of a slave, find themselves with only each other after the Civil War. They devise a scheme to keep Katie's plantation going, disguising the fact they are all alone. Now in book three, the girls face new threats to their security. A long-lost uncle appears and then disappears as suddenly, taking their secret with them. Then a flood threatens to destroy the remaining cotton crop they need to save the plantation from foreclosure. Filled with fascinating period details, challenging questions of faith, and heartwarming friendship, this series has all the elements historical fiction fans love.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Judith Pella is the bestselling author/coauthor of seven major fiction series, including the LONE STAR LEGACY and THE RUSSIANS, as well as the novels Blind Faith and Beloved Stranger. Known for her vivid and powerful stories that combine with her historical and geographical research, Judith's current series is DAUGHTERS OF FORTUNE, set during World War II. She and her family make their home in Oregon.

Michael Phillips currently resides in Eureka, in the state of California.

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Uplifting stories  Jun 7, 2007
Book 3 in the Shenandoah Sisters series is the most exciting of the 4. This is a sweet and uplifting story about growing up and making the best of sometimes unfortunate circumstances. This is a good book for anyone, but especially for young Christian women.
Good plot but a few dislikes!  May 10, 2006
This 3rd book in the Shenandoah Sisters has a good plot and for the most part is good.But I did not like the violence and the lying.Have we forgot the Ten Commandments:"Thou shalt not kill."?And in the Epistles"Lie not one to another"?It is just wrong!The truth will always stand the thing is when will you beleive it?
Powerful writing, couple of weak plots points  Sep 25, 2005
This is another wonderful entry in the Shenandoah Sisters series. Together Katie, Mayme, Emma, and Aleta are doing well running the plantation until men after Uncle Ward's gold interfere. The writing was again powerful and moving. I love the relationship between all of the girls, because it was well developed and rich. I was a little disappointed in a certain plot device I won't specifically name for spoilers sake. It seemed a bit of a stretch, although Mayme's reaction to it was amazing, and something I had never thought of before. I was also glad to see that Phillips didn't give in to another plot device by killing Uncle Templeton. I'm very curious to see how the next book will be with the additional of an adult to the household, plus the interference of another uncle. Henry is a powerful character that I enjoy reading about, but I don't believe that I ever saw Mayme tell Henry and Jeremiah about her ancestry. Their reactions were missing in an otherwise strong book.
Shenandoah Sisters III  Apr 4, 2005
What a unique way to view the reconstruction period after the Civil War but through the eyes of young people affected with the changes the war brought about.
The third book in this series is full of suspense, distressing moments and a time of truth for Katie, the Rosewood Plantation's 16 year old mistress and for Mayme,17, a former slave. In this book they must face flood waters, thieving evil men and Uncle Templeton. Katie and Mayme finally allow Henry and Jeremiah into their secret about the plantation only being run by four girls. They promise to look out for them and to keep their secret.
Mayme had heard Katie talk about her drifter Uncle Templeton, but when she first met him, she was puzzled why he kept looking at her but then turn away without saying anything. Soon he takes off again.
When the bad guys show up, the girls, who had practiced what they needed to do to protect the plantation, were ready for the face off with the aid of Henry and Jeremiah. It was at this time that Uncle Templeton shows up again only to be gunned down. The ringleader is killed by Henry and Uncle Templeton is treated for his wounds.
Uncle Templeton vows to stay and assist in running the plantation if they will accept him when they learn of the secret he has been carrying for 17 years.
It was a very emotional time for Katie and Mayme but as always their faith and their sisterly bond strengthen their resolve to continue on through life's journey. They have succeeded running the plantation for 2 years now to bring in the cotton crop necessary to pay the debts on Rosewood Plantation.
As the plot thickens what conclusions will the next book in this series bring to the Shenandoah Sisters?
Two orphans garner strength for some big surprises...  Aug 15, 2004
Katie and Mayme are still at the plantation with their three charges and are yet convincing most people they are not just kids running a big spread. However, a few townspeople are finding out and they have a huge surprise visitor with even bigger news. Just when it seems things cannot get any bleaker, the author throws the reader a whole other twist.

Mayme gets the biggest surprise of her 16 yr. life and the news changes the whole dynamics of the plantation. Katie is contending with the terrible burden of meeting the payments on her mother's loan. Can the "miracle" she found be true? Can and will they be allowed to stay?

Greed, gold and corruption were just as prevalent then as now and the girls have no way knowing who or what to trust. Jeremiah and his father Henry are their best connections and also best protectors for the time being.

I have already bought the next book in the series and can hardly wait to start it. Thanks Tracie Peterson for another great, historical series.

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