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Download and read online Til Death Or Distance Do Us Part in PDF and EPUB Conventional wisdom tells us that marriage was illegal for African Americans during the antebellum era, and that if people married at all, their vows were tenuous ones: "until death or distance do us part." It is an impression that imbues beliefs about black families to this day. But it's a perception primarily based on documents produced by abolitionists, the state, or other partisans. It doesn't tell the whole story. Drawing on a trove of less well-known sources including family histories, folk stories, memoirs, sermons, and especially the fascinating writings from the Afro-Protestant Press,'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part offers a radically different perspective on antebellum love and family life. Frances Smith Foster applies the knowledge she's developed over a lifetime of reading and thinking. Advocating both the potency of skepticism and the importance of story-telling, her book shows the way toward a more genuine, more affirmative understanding of African American romance, both then and now.
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Download and read online Call of the Wilder in PDF and EPUB “This book has it all as a charming conflicted woman makes peace with her past and her free-spirited family. Great writing style and characters set in the glitz of Las Vegas. It’s a complete joy!” —Goodreads Gemini Wilder loves her family but decided long ago that their free-loving approach to life wasn’t for her. She turned her back on her wild-child youth and embraced monogamy, sobriety, and her amazing boyfriend Randy, who has just popped the question. Her dreams of a peaceful and stable life are finally coming true. So why is her past suddenly singing to her again? When a family crisis calls her to Vegas, she hopes the time away will help her regain her perspective. But with her anti-marriage loved ones questioning her every move and her Elvis-impersonating ex stirring up old feelings, her inner Wilder is gaining strength. With everything she loves on the line, it’s time for the real Gemini to stand up. But is she strong enough to resist the call of the Wilder?
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Download and read online Til Death Do Us Part in PDF and EPUB The author of the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies returns to Victorian London in an all-new novel of deadly obsession. Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials. Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve. But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker...