Monday, July 03, 2017

Freedom's Price by Christine Johnson - a book review and Blog Tour

This books begins in 1846, in England, when our main character, Catherine, is a young girl.  The events that occur at that time are the basis for the rest of the story.  The author then jumps ahead to 1856.  Catherine has lost her father and her unscrupulous cousin has inherited her estate. Rather than face an arranged marriage she decides to look for her mother’s family in America.  This is where the adventure starts! Taking a leap of faith, she sets sail for Louisiana.
This is from the publisher’s website:
Sometimes the hardest step to take is the first step forward

When Englishwoman Catherine Haynes loses both her father and her home in 1856, she decides to cross the Atlantic to find her American mother's family in Louisiana. She enlists the help of Tom Worthington, a dashing Key West man who makes his living salvaging wrecked ships.

When Catherine arrives at the plantation, she finds that her family has left it in the care of a manager--who's let it fall into disrepair. Torn between returning to Key West with Tom and beginning the hard work of restoring the plantation, Catherine soon finds herself snared in a plot to steal her inheritance. When an incredible secret comes to light, both she and Tom will face a choice: grip their dreams ever tighter or step forward in faith--even if it costs them everything.”
The author does a good job of integrating the character’s faith into the story without being overwhelming.  There is no doubt about their reliance on their faith
This is a story about love, mystery, betrayal, deceit and secrets.  The author puts the characters in exciting dangerous situations. 
While slavery was the basis for the deep south economy, the author deals with it in a respectful manner without downplaying the horrors of it.
This is the third book in the Keys of promise series.  While it is helpful to have read the first two, it isn’t necessary.  It is a stand alone book.
I really enjoyed this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books and Baker Publishing Group through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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