My new book, The Day I Saw The Hummingbird is now on Amazon for purchase. For anyone who purchases a book or takes the time to write a review, I thank you in advance. All profits from all my books go to help get dogs out of kill shelters. It is my dream that we will be able to save many more dogs this year and all the following years.
SYNOPSIS AND BLURB FROM BACK COVER:
On the eve of his tenth birthday, a young slave’s life is turned upside down. The unthinkable events that led up to the day Oscar Mercer saw a hummingbird test the limits of this young boy’s body, mind and soul. Gripped with fear and filled with anger, Oscar faces raw, crushing hatred aimed at him and everyone he loves. In a time when a nation was ripped apart geographically, economically, politically and morally, comes a story of a courageous boy who began life as a slave on a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana and escapes via the Underground Railroad. Through the efforts and good will of kind, brave people determined to free slaves, Oscar faces devastating obstacles and dangers. Struggling with his inner impulse to seek revenge for the injustices and violence levied on his family and friends, he discovers that in bondage you pray to God, but in freedom you meet Him. From the award-winning, best-selling author of The Seven Year Dress comes a story that brings another cadre of memorable characters alive on pages that pulse with hatred and kindness, cruelty and compassion, despair and hope. Oscar’s journey on the Underground Railroad is a heart-pounding ride that the reader will remember long after this story ends.
“A superb portrayal of courage and strength of the human spirit. A poignant and unforgettable page-turner. I loved every page.” Jana Petken, bestselling author of The Guardian of Secrets.
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FIRST REVIEWS FOR THE DAY I SAW THE HUMMINGBIRD
Young Oscar Mercer is born on a Sugar plantation. On the eve of his tenth birthday, the young slave’s life is turned upside down, as he surges out on his own in a quest for freedom.
The story’s prologue begins before Oscar is born with wonderful yet disturbing depictions of his parents’ harsh lives on a Louisiana plantation
Ms Mahurin, always a great storyteller, exceeds expectations in this poignant tale of a boy slave and the people from the underground railroad who risked their lives to set him free. Every page is thought-provoking, heartbreaking and engrossing. I picked this story up and I carried on reading until the end. The pages never lost a beat. Oscar is a compelling character, the historical detail is fascinating, and the flow of words sublime.
A great read, one I won’t forget and will probably read again.
An excellent 5 star read.