Sunday, July 29, 2018

Review: River to Redemption by:Ann H. Gabhart

 River to Redemption
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
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.

My Review:
 Ann Gabhart is no stranger to really good historical fiction. She really digs in deep and researches her role in the writing of a film on paper. She really gets to the heart of her characters and shows us a virtual movie. The story line is always strong so I love reading her books based on the fact that she is so incredibly talented. 

 Absolutely. loved Adria and Louis! The roles they play were dynamic. To me, Louis was that grandfather that you could always count on to protect you. He was a very simple man with amazing character that you could always count on. In the author's writing you could feel the love that Adria had for him. I fell in love with Louis. Because Louis was a slave rescuing him from that life was not going to be an easy one.

 This story was heart-wrenching at times and a beautiful love story, overall. A great story!

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