My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This historical fiction was well-written as the journey takes us from Otterbein College where Kate Hanby attends and 50 Grove Street where Ben Hanby lives.
Kate Wintry is incredibly shy, too shy to give a speech during her orations, but Ben Hanby see more in her. She is intelligent and have fierce passions for justice. Ben is a musician and teacher and he is astounded and amazed when Kate let’s her voice carry a tune so wonderful he wants to her more from this mysterious lady.
To be near Kate, Ben has some obstacles, including her mother, his family background and another gentleman who wants Kate’s hand in marriage.
What is a guy to do?
What I really like about this story was the history of the free blacks in America and the history of the Hanby’s. I also hoped for more romance because I am a romantic and I kept waiting for the interactions between Ben and Kate and when I finally got it- was not disappointed.
This book could be classified more as historical fiction than Historical/Romantic Fiction.