Powerful! River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart

 

Book blurb: 

Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, twelve years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now nineteen, Adria has never forgotten what Louis did for her. She’s determined to find a way to buy Louis’s freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she’ll face an uphill battle.

Based partly on a true story, Ann H. Gabhart’s latest historical novel is a tour de force. The vividly rendered town of Springfield and its citizens immerse readers in a story of courage, betrayal, and honor that will stick with them long after they turn the last page.

 

Review:

River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Even though it is still a time where slavery is still supported. She will fight to do what she knows in her heart is right. I was moved to tears by this power story that Ann H. Gabhart has written. I highly recommend River to Redemption. I received a complementary of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!

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