A Flight of Arrows: A Review

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Learning to forgive oneself for a horrible deed is very hard on a person, even when others have forgiven you and moved on. The pain that Reginald Aubrey feels from switching two infants causes him to keep everyone at a distance. For him, if they get close, the hurt will just magnify that  much more. In the second novel of the Pathfinders Series, a year has passed since Aubrey revealed to his adopted son, William, his true identity, that William is actually half Oneida. William has gone to fight in the Revolutionary War.  Everyone is fighting against on another and that just makes the whole situation worse.

Reginald uses his pain as a shield  from those who want to be closer to him, including his adopted daughter Anna and Lydia, a woman who has fallen in love with him. William has fled his heritage, knowing his true ancestry is that of half Native American and half white. But both seem to working this conflict in their souls with help from others. Anna wants to marry Two Hawks but he wants Reginald to heal first before they do. William is in turmoil and wondering if this fighting is even worth it. He has a change of heart once he sees his twin, Two Hawks and his father, Stone Thrower.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books.

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Stone Thrower’s ultimate sacrifice of his life in exchange for Reginald’s  seems to be the moment that Reginald and his son William let go of the pain, the guilt and learn to love those around them with new hearts and healed souls.

 

Is That All?

My jaw dropped when I saw the article. Old Navy has an ad featuring an interracial couple with their handsome son. Gasp, it’s considered “controversial” by some who actually think that interracial marriages are wrong. Some are claiming a type of “genocide” to white people. LOL, yes I find this mentality funny. First of all, most of us are of mixed ancestry. Go check your family frees and do the research on your ancestors. Second, there is nothing wrong with couples of different races being attracted to one another and marrying.

I’ve heard the argument that the kids won’t know who to identify with or that some from each race might not approve. For the child, I’d say be proud of your multi heritage and embrace it. Learn all you can. For the naysayers, shame on you, it’s your loss. Their gain. I can kind of identify with this situation since I am sister to a special needs brother and have a special needs son myself. Yes. prejudice runs rampant everywhere. In ideal world, we would have no need for hate, for discrimination and all the negative stuff that we bring into the world.

I hope Old Navy stands upright, and doesn’t back down from the  narrow minded few. Multi racial families and friends are everywhere and they are not going to disappear. We are all of one race. The human one, unless some have forgotten and it’s time to put the ignorance aside, to kick the bigotry to the curb, and welcome acceptance, kindness and compassion into our hears. That’s all.