Although her married lover insists she not go to Paris alone, Nicole does so anyway (earning instant favor with me). The trip turns into quite the revelation as Nicole learns, at age 56, the truth of her parentage—a story told in both the present-day and in the 1940/50s with chapters from Ruby’s perspective.
Passing Love is a masterful work. Each page had me ready for the next as I desperately wanted to know what happened to Ruby and what Nicole would discover next. The descriptions of the different time periods and places were incredible; I particularly appreciated Luckett’s contrasting of race relations in the US and Europe during and after WWII.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Grand Central Publishing.