River to Redemption

River to Redemption

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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.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan :, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780800723644
Branch Call Number: FIC GABHA A

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This book grabs you from the first and keeps your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. Very touching. You'll love how the historical events give you an understanding of the life of many people of that time period. Each time period has it's own hardships and Cholera definitely was a frightening disease. The book is so good you won't be able to put it down.
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Based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant.
A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipping ahead to 1845, the story picks up bringing to life a tale of courage and faith.
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One of my favorite books I've read this year. Amazingly this book is based on true facts. Louis, the slave was an amazing person. Totally selfless! Very impressed by this book.
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What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got.
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The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as just a little girl. This book really took the time to show you the hardships these characters went through, and that immediately pulled me in. These characters went through so much but they also gained a lot.
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I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and I definitely recommend it. It’s a beautiful story about heartbreak, freedom, and new beginnings.
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!
River to Redemption is inspiring, uplifting, and engaging. It’s heartbreaking as well as heartwarming. It’s absolutely a tearjerker.
The characters are beautifully written and all had strong faith even in times of hardship. really liked it
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I was pulled in by the first page.
I love this book! Beginning in the 1830's during a cholera epidemic, this plot depicts the attitudes those in the south held toward blacks, and how one persons actions can help an entire town. Adria and Louis are both very admirable characters, and Louis' faith is worth emulating. Unselfishness and thoughtfulness are pitted against prejudice and stereotyping. I have always enjoyed Ann Gabhardt's books, and this is one of her best. The lessons she taught as the plot unfolded will stay with me for a long time.

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