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Julius Parker (Charleston ’89) announces the release of his debut novel “Beneath the Draper Moon”

Palmetto Publishing. (2024 February 20). Love, Mystery, and History Weave a Seamless Tale of Two Women and Their Connection Through Time in Newly Published Historical Romance.

Author Julius Parker (Charleston ’89) announces his debut novel — a breakout narrative that combines young love, a nation’s secrets, and family mysteries for a truly inspiring historical novel.

Until 1861, Grace Henry lived a quaint and quiet life with her adopted family in Southern Maryland despite being the child of an Iroquois man and an enslaved mother. Amid the turbulent backdrop of the times, external forces

ripped her from everything she’s known and delivered her onto a remote plantation in Southwestern Virginia. Now oscillating between hope and despair on an hourly basis, Grace must become comfortable with commanding her fierce independence if she’s ever to find peace again.

One hundred years later, Emmaline Foster is struggling to forge her way through the first colored nursing program at the University of Virginia while the Civil Rights Movement reaches a fervent pitch outside her door. When she stumbles upon a hidden portion of her lineage, Emmaline’s life becomes intertwined with Grace Henry and a complicated past.

With the unlikely partnership of a basketball star and a passion for uncovering the truth, Emmaline begins to unravel the threads of a wartorn, secret-ridden tapestry that spans through generations of her family — and that of the very South.

Bridge the chasm of time with Emmaline and Grace as they become united in their quest for identity, freedom, and enduring love.

Historical fiction fans will fall in love with both Emmaline and Grace. Written for readers with a vested interest in romance and mysteries based in history, Beneath the Draper Moon makes a great addition to the library of anyone who enjoys historical romantic mysteries.

“Beneath the Draper Moon” is available for purchase online at and Barnes and

About the Author

Julius Parker, a lifelong Southerner, hails from Charleston where his family’s construction business fostered a tight-knit, diverse community. Raised amidst the rich flavors and Gullah dialects of the South, Julius’ upbringing during the transformative 1970s instilled in him a profound appreciation for all individuals. Beneath the Draper Moon, inspired by his quest to uncover the African American journey to freedom, stands as a testament to his deep-rooted love for history and humanity.

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