Wednesday, July 11, 2018

River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart



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.


This is a book that will make you want to cry in some places and will show you one man's strong faith in no matter what happens! This man's strength is unwavering even in the hard times. He's one special man. I wish I had his strength and unwavering faith. 
I enjoyed this story and the message that it had to offer. " Be of strong courage and never be afraid because I am the Lord God who is always with you withersoever you may be." We sang a song in church with this verse in it. 
I thought it is wrong to keep a man in bondage no matter what their race may be. God created us all equal in His eyes. 
I very much admired Ruth, Adria and all the others in this wonderful tale that Ms. Gabhart has written. In my opinion, her stories just keep getting better and better and I can't wait to see what she has cooked up for another story! 
This story is about wanting a family. Family means everything to humans. It's not good to be alone but sometimes it takes longer for some than others to see what's right in front of us. 
God is good. We need to count our blessing one by one and see what He has done for us. Because it's there folks!! 
I strongly recommend this book. I just can't wait for ya'll to read it!!


Ann H. Gabhart

Ann H. Gabhart grew up on a farm in Kentucky. By the time she was ten she knew she wanted to be a writer. She's published over twenty novels. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. She still lives on a farm not far from where she grew up. She loves playing with her grandkids, walking with her dog, reading and, of course, writing. Her Shaker books, set in her fictional Shaker village of Harmony Hill in the 1800's, are popular with readers. The Outsider was a Christian Fiction Book Award Finalist in 2009. Her Heart of Hollyhill books are Small Town, America books set in the 1960's. Angel Sister, a Rosey Corner book set during the Great Depression, will be followed by Small Town Girl. Visit Ann's website or her two blogs, One Writer's Journal,, and the Hollyhill Book of the Strange, www.hollyhillbookofthestrange.blogspo.... Giveaways several times a year. 

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