This was a great series, highly recommend it. This is Book #2 in the "Freedom's Path" trilogy.
In 1877 Kansas, prospectors have developed two new towns: Nicodemus is to be settled by former slaves, and Hill City will be inhabited by white folks.
When Aunt Lilly Verdue arrives in Nicodemus, Kansas, during the early summer of 1880, life for the Harban family changes dramatically. Ezekiel Harban is not at all happy to see his sister-in-law, and her unwillingness to admit the reason behind her hasty exit from New Orleans only fuels the fire.
Lilly is not content to peacefully fit in to the little farming community. No, she shakes things up when she decides Moses Wyman is engaged to marry the wrong girl. And then she reveals a secret that will forever alter the Harban sisters' long-held assumptions.
Back east, something sinister is happening at the school Macia Boyle's mother insisted her daughter attend. When Truth Harban travels to New York to accompany an ill Macia back to Kansas, she uncovers a deadly plot against the wealthy young women who attend the academy. Can Truth get help before it's too late?
started out a little slow but ended up a page turner. 2nd book in a series of a family who were the first to start a town named Nicodemus, in Kansas. Finally they are harvesting crops, and not having to go hungry and cold as when the they first got to the town with a name but nothing else. But trouble is still lurking for the 3 sisiter.
Enjoyed reading this book - have ordered #3 in the series.