CHLOE is the first book in the Inspirational Woman's Fiction saga, "The Women of Ivy Manor." This series of four novels is about four generations of inspiring women in the same family who lived throughout the Great American Century, the twentieth when America and its women came into their own. Chloe who comes of age just as the US enters the "Great War" is a story that encompasses the war and its aftermath—Prohibition and the Roaring 20's.
Though Chloe ends up a flapper, living a fashionable life in New York and Washington, D. C. She still longs for a different life--the one she'd longed for and run away from her parents at seventeen to find. In a parallel plot, her black childhood friend, Minnie, leaves Maryland with Chloe in 1917 to seek her fortune in New York City. Through Minnie, Chloe discovers a whole new world—one of many colors and changing ideas. They find jobs on Fifth Avenue, march with the early NAACP to protest race riots and lynchings in the turbulent years during WWI. The central question, however, explores family relationships between Chloe, her mother, and her daughter—a story every woman should find compelling.