When Barbara Phillips arrives in Bluefield, Virginia, to begin her medical residency, she thinks she is headed for an uneventful few years filled with work in an obscure little town where no one knows her—which is exactly what she wants. Everything changes when she enters Nicky’s diner and begins a journey that will last a lifetime as she falls in love against her better judgment and best-laid plans. The free-spirited Nicky later attends the 1963 March on Washington and impulsively and anonymously sleeps with a man in hopes of getting pregnant and starting a family with Barbara. When Nicky gives birth to Paul, her sister steps in to adopt Paul for his own "protection."Nicky, Barbara, and Paul escape Bluefield and make a life in upstate New York, only returning to Bluefield years later upon hearing of the death of Nicky's sister. As their journey comes full circle, Barbara, Paul, and Nicky find their return to Bluefield is the catalyst for facing family secrets and forging family ties.Finding Bluefield is the story of two women finding love and building a family.
- Mature Young Adult
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In the summer of 1960 Barbara Phillips arrives in Bluefield, Virginia to begin her medical residency. She plans on uneventful few years filled with work in an obscure little town where no one knows her. But, everything changes when she enters Nicky’s diner and her life.
Set against a background of the 1960's historical events, , Finding Bluefield tells the story of Nicky and Barbara who, by seeking love and family, find themselves navigating unknown territory during a time when relationships like theirs were mostly hidden and often dangerous.
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