Nezzie Fergerson came to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania looking for solace from her life of deprivation and poverty in the south. Arriving in Pittsburgh was an eye-opening experience. There she found that pushing through her painful past wasn’t going to be as easy as she suspected. Nezzie was drawn to the nightlife and found comfort in slinging drinks in a local nightclub. A life of obscurity was the life she was looking for, at least that’s what she thought. Mathias Whaley was good-looking and soft-spoken. Spending his days hoisting steel in the steel city and his evenings sipping coke under the soft glow of lights the local nightclub offered. Where he runs into “His good thing.” Mathias is a man of few words but one full of action. Acting on the pull of his heartstrings and the tug of the struggles occurring in the turbulent year 1960 might keep him from winning the heart of Nezzie Fergerson. Will Nezzie surrender to the desires of her heart and let love take the wheel? Does Mathias have the fortitude to press on beyond the hurt and capture the woman who struggles to break free? Only time will tell.
Queenie’s Review –
This author never seems to fail me. I have enjoyed all of her books and I can’t wait to read more. I love how the author Incorporated in southern things in her story like the Carolina peas and rice and “the front part of my stomach or touching the back part”. This author is a great storyteller.
Chapters are short and to the point. I like how the story just continues on even though each chapter is named by the main characters. I love that about this book.
I enjoyed how the author talked about the different jazz artists at the Copper Pipe. I felt like I was at the club along with the artist. Great job.
The title Surrender is a great title for this book. The characters wanted to surrender to the thoughts of true love. The characters are unburdened by the chains that held them captive from their past.
The characters Nezzie and Mathias were great in the story. I feel in love with them. These characters are relatable and likable. They wou;d make a great little couple. Both are battling with things in their life. I think they will get through whatever obstacles they faced.
I recommend this to avid readers of Historical fiction. I give this book 5 stars.
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