When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple. With only her mother’s quilt as a secret guide, the foursome follows the stitches through unknown treachery.As they embark on their perilous journey, they hope and pray that their path is one of promise where love sustains them, courage builds faith, and forgiveness leads to freedom.
My Comments: Because I love books about the Amish, this book appealed to me as well. I really know nothing about Quakers except that Richard Nixon claimed to be Quaker. I learned a little about the Quakers by reading Path of Freedom. They are similar to Amish, but have a different King James style of talking. I wondered while I read if they still spoke that way when around each other? Anyway this book also appealed to me because it was also about the Underground Railroad. This is where the quilt came in. It was used as a map from North Carolina to Pennsylvania (freedom). I love anything to do with this topic. I find it very interesting. Reading about brave souls who stood against slavery inspires me. This book had the Quaker aspect, the anti-slavery focus as well as a very sweet romance. Not everything that happened was happy. Some of the very rough times were included in the story line, which I appreciate. The main characters met up with many struggles – both physically and emotionally. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, clean, meaningful story.