Friday, September 21, 2018

The Abolitionist's Daughter by Kathleen L. Maher

The Abolitionist's Daughter (Sons of the Shenandoah) 


The crusading daughter of a Washington politician, Marietta Hamilton comes between twin brothers as the country plunges toward Civil War. Horse traders from Virginia, Ethan Sharpe and his brother Devon would defend their livelihood from her interfering kind. When love ignites, friends become enemies separated over the course of a long and brutal conflict. Can the very influences which carved a chasm unite a torn family against all odds? 


 I love books by a new author because I don't know what to expect and they always have something different than whats out there. This was no exception. I was so excited when I got this book and couldn't wait to dive into it.

When I open a new book I never know when or where I might be taken to. I love historical fiction so I was excited to read this book. This particular story took me to 1862 when the Civil War started. As I read, I could hear the cannons exploding and bullets being fired. I could hear the men screaming and the horses whinnying.

This book made me very emotional. It was like slow motion while the battle was going around me and then afterwards I felt sick because of the smell of blood and the horrible sights before me.

I loved Ethan. He was my very favorite character! I loved him because he knew what he stood for and what he believed in and stuck to it. With the help of a new found friend he turned to faith. He stuck with that and it was able to get him through the difficult situations no matter what life threw at him.

Devon, Ethan's brother was so hardened that I wanted to strangle him myself. It's hard to believe the brothers were twins. They were so different and each had different morals.

Marietta and her family are Abolitionists. They help slaves escape or buy their freedom for them. This reminds me of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt because they were also in bondage and waiting for deliverance. I enjoyed Marietta. She's like Ethan in so many ways. They both were against slavery. I used to think that Marietta was spoiled little rich girl but as time went on her Faith and caring side came out.

If you like historical fiction you should read this book. Its exciting and you will feel like you are there. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories from the civil war era. Can true love triumph over everything that gets in the way?

I received a complementary copy. No compensations were received.



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