Jody Marie White, book signing of “Scarlet White”
- Categories: Literary
- Event posted: June 11, 2011
- Last updated: June 11, 2011
- Saturday, June 25, 2011, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Signs of Life, 722 Mass., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Jody Marie White, a resident of Lawrence, KS, will be available to sign copies of her novel, "Scarlet White." In Christmas 1860, tensions are heating up between the North and the South. War is inevitable. Young Elizabeth Wyley is left alone to protect her family's Atlanta plantation, thoroughly disagreeing with their parent's views on slavery. Elizabeth and her brother Charles decide to follow their instincts and fight for what they believe is right. Remaining at the plantation, Elizabeth and her best friend Margaret help runaway slaves escape North through the Underground Railroad. As great obstacles arise to test their strength and faith, the two women must decide which is of greater importance, their safety or the freedom of people they've never met. Charles and his best friend, Tyler, head for the North to join the Union army. Their accents making them stand out among a sea of Northerners, the two men must cling to their faith and desire to make a difference. They must prove themselves loyal among skeptical odds. During the four years of the American Civil war, each will be stretched beyond their imagination and experience more than they thought possible. Knowing they may never see each other again, the four friends embark on separate journeys in an attempt to change their worlds.