Julianna MacLean is a talented, prolific, USA Today Bestselling author from Halifax (near me!), so when I discovered she wrote Highlander Historicals I raced out to get one. As I'd expected, her books are lots of fun, with enough battles and romance to keep the multiple series popular.
I have to admit … I never expected the artistry of her contemporary book (which was originally published under her pseudonym, E.V. Mitchell, and my cover still says that), "The Color of Heaven." I had no idea what to expect, but I had high hopes. And those hopes were well realized.
The story journeys through the tragic yet beautiful love stories of two women connected on so many levels, and the men who have helped shape who they are. Absolutely beautiful writing.
The amazing story of Moth, a twelve-year-old girl living in the tenements of lower Manhattan in 1871, surviving the horrors of living on the streets in a time when a shockingly high number of people believed the cure for syphilis was sex with a virgin. A story of innocence, naïveté, awakening, and self-discovery, all taking place within one year of a little girl's life. Based on the true story of Ami McKay's great-grandmother, Dr. Sadie, who managed the brave accomplishment of opening a hospital for Women and Children in a time when no one else cared.