An impulsive choice, an untimely death, a shattered family.
Can love survive even this?
New York City. 1964.
My daddy made me go. I didn't want to. He sent me to his brother's family in New York City for the summer, because things were getting hot in Mississippi. And he wasn't talking about the weather.
Nancy Massand's debut novel, The Circle Unbroken, follows sheltered, sixteen-year-old Mavis Powell from Mississippi on a transformational journey. Mavis is completely undone when she moves in with her cousins up north and meets smooth-talking Harris Brown. But there's a chasm between Mavis' religious family and Harris' roots in the Harlem clubs.
Their new love quickly escalates to recklessness as they head back to Mississippi during Freedom Summer. Although their motives are pure, the result is tragic. Slammed with rejection by her new family as well as the church, Mavis' first year with Harris threatens to be her last. What does it take to heal a broken family? How do you save a love that's pulled so tight it's ready to snap? The Circle Unbroken is a redeeming testimony to the power of love.