Freeborn, a novel
(Galatians 4:22-23) For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.
Freeborn is the first novel in the suspended-release novel series The Decks and the Road. The book is an extension of the already established foundation by the author NaTisha R. Williams, of characterizing ‘the decks of our lives’ and ‘the roads of our lives’. Freeborn is a pull from the deck. In this offering, Williams reveals the family origins of some of her most beloved characters while delivering a soulful, healing, and compelling story.
The novel is set to begin after Camie has returned to Miami, and Kayla has begun a new career. The cast of Freeborn begins the establishment of the main characters that will reappear throughout The Decks and the Road novel series. The book gives the reader a look back and into the future all at once, using a series of dislodged chapters. Come along as the freeborn emerges from the slave-born through covenants and the chosen.
Freeborn strikes a delicate balance between the use of the man and the woman in the building of family legacies. The book also seeks to show some of the misunderstandings that keep those legacies from moving forward. The author follows suit in continuing to expose emotional grievances in the lives of her characters. Expect to be moved.