MARCH BOOK CLUB
BEGINS MARCH 21 - end of month
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.
Thanks everybody for the discussion. It was fun. Happy reading with your next book.
I'm thrilled at the opportunity. We haven't met for a long time. But I feel we've gotten to know each other as we read and discuss these books.
YOU ARE ALL A BLESSING!!
Yes, Ann I'm very thankful for your input and that you have taken time to join us here.
THANK YOU! Grin!
I would not change the ending. I had a big sigh of satisfaction on how the story ended, that is why I am so gung-ho on having a sequel. It was right for Adria to go to North to Boston, she could never settle in her hometown, she could never marry Carlton and be who he wanted her to be. Adria was ahead of her time. It was so sweet that Louis got his own shop, too.
THANKS EVERYONE for a lively discussion. THANK YOU ANN GABHART for stopping by and sharing. You are the FIRST Author to be part of this book club. We Appreciate your insight very much.
This was one of my favorite books you've written Ann!
If anyone later down the road wants to join in the discussion please do. You don't have to feel rushed! I'd love to hear from you no matter when you finish the book.
I'm EXCITED to remind you that we will be reading CAUGHT BY SURPRISE by Jen Turano this month. Discussion will start on April 21st.
THANKS Again for all your in put. Looking forward to next month.
SEE YOU THEN!
Fun to read your thoughts about my book, River to Redemption, Becky. I appreciate your thoughtful answers to Nora's questions. I especially loved what you said about the favorite scene. What a blessing you must be to that child as Ruth was a blessing to Adria. I liked writing about Matilda too. She came to life nicely for me in the story.