When Hayton McCoy is forced to face the ugliness of racism in the Georgia-South, does she risk losing the young man she vowed to marry, her friends, and her popularity? Or does she help her new friend, Rosie King, secure a chance to follow her dreams? Standing up for what you believe is in the right becomes a hard choice for the beautiful, young woman of McAllister's Lane. Rosie King, running from hatred and bigotry, finds herself on the doorstep of Katie McAllister McCoy, who also, at one time, was confronted with a terrible injustice left undone. However, rather than heeding the advice of Katie-the wise and prudent lady from McAllister's Lane-Rosie takes justice into her own hands after bullying turns to a deed far more sinister. Her actions pit her and her new friend, Hayton, against dire elements to seek refuge at the river's end. Joe Wilkes, who has fallen in love with Hayton, not only continuously comes to her defense, but also puts his life on the line to save her from a disastrous fate. However, when a young girl's innocence is stolen, and revenge goes awry, Joe helps Hayton and Rosie escape to seek refuge at the river's end. When Hayton and Rosie, two young women from two different worlds, are forced to cling to one another for survival, do they give in to the calamitous circumstances they face or do they fight for their lives and for each other? Does Joe make the decision to rescue Hayton and make a declaration of his love? The River's End-the third and final book of the "River's Trilogy" following on the heels of The River's Edge and The River Rages-brings in a new generation of strong, God-fearing women and a spellbinding story of revenge, forgiveness, and love.
Author of the "River's Trilogy," inclusive of The River's Edge, The River Rages, and The River's End, J.G. Jakes was born and raised on the family's southwest Georgia farm. Her formative years fostered such an appreciation of wholesome values taught by farm life that she counts herself as a true daughter of the soil. Now as a retired schoolteacher, she pursues her love for writing life's lessons attuned to characters with honor, integrity, and formidable challenges. Her keen interest in the lives of strong and inspiring women and men is cultivated into her books as she continues to share the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.