ABOUT THE BOOK (320 pages):
Brought up on a Quaker farm near Philadelphia at the brink of the Civil War, plainspoken Rebecca Albright is expected to be charitable, peace-loving, and submissive. However, those traits don't always come naturally to the feisty abolitionist. Spirited and spunky, Rebecca's chief ambition is to aid the Underground Railroad no matter the cost - until her path collides with slave-catcher Sheriff Clay Dalton who's grimly fighting battles of his own. When tensions between the North and South escalate, the two find themselves propelled on a journey to discover just who God has called them to be and to determine whether their newfound friendship can stand up to a myriad of conflicts.
Born and raised in western Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren attended Spring Arbor University, earning a degree in elementary teaching. In 1975, she married one of her childhood friends, and together they raised two lovely daughters. Now happily retired from 31 years of teaching,"Shar" enjoys reading, singing, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and precious grandchildren.
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|Victoria Brinius||Carol Smith|
|Joan Arning||Jacqueline Robertson|
|Deana Dick||Janice Sisemore|
|Penny Marks||Joan Nienhuis|
|Victoria Pless||Vickie Jameson|
|Cheri Swalwell||Connie Saunders|
|Gee Dixon||Sonnetta Jones|
Summer on Sunset Ridge by Sharlene Maclaren was a very enjoyable read. It is set just before the Civil War. Rebecca Dalton is a Quaker young lady and an abolitionist who is determined to do her part to aid the Underground Railroad. Her parents have arranged a marriage that she is not agreeable to, but Quaker children are not supposed to buck their parents’ authority so she's trying very hard to accept the arranged marriage. One night, Rebecca sneaks out of the house and follows her father as he goes to help some runaway slaves on their road to freedom. What happens next will change the lives of Rebecca and her family forever.
I received a copy of this book from Whitaker House and TBCN in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review. This review has been posted on Goodreads, Facebook, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Christian Book Distributors, Deeper Shopping, Kobo and Amazon.
A great book.
Summer on Sunset Ridge
This book reminded me a little of the John Wayne movie, Angel and the bad man. Loved that movie and loved this book. Of course , this book is a lot different. Clay is shot and also hits his head and gets a concussion and memory loss. Rebecca and her family who are Quakers. Rebecca and Clay story is so inspiring. Loved the history in the book, set in the middle 1800’s. I received this book from the book club network.