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Folly Park

Hackford, Heidi


Temple Preston’s sense of duty and bittersweet memories tie her to Folly Park, her family’s crumbling ancestral plantation in Virginia, now a cash-strapped tourist attraction. When her research assistant, a Black PhD student, discovers that Temple's ancestor—the wife of a Confederate general—gave birth to a biracial baby during the Civil War, the two embark on a quest to uncover the house's secrets. Further revelations fuel the growing tension in Temple’s hometown as a Black activist and Temple’s own race-baiting brother square off in a local campaign for mayor. Faced with threats and betrayal, Temple must decide how much she’s willing to lose to tell the truth.

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