23010033Freedom to Love by Susanna Fraser

http://www.susannafraser.com/

Genre: Historical Romance (America & England)

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley

  • Publisher: Carina Press (January 5, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MTGFABM

Book Description( From Amazon)

 January 5, 2015

Louisiana, 1815

Thérèse Bondurant trusted her parents to provide for her and her young half-sister, though they never wed due to laws against mixed-race marriage. But when both die of a fever, Thérèse learns her only inheritance is debt—and her father’s promise that somewhere on his plantation lies a buried treasure. To save her own life—as well as that of her sister—she’ll need to find it before her white cousins take possession of the land.

British officer Henry Farlow, dazed from a wound received in battle outside New Orleans, stumbles onto Thérèse’s property out of necessity. But he stays because he’s become captivated by her intelligence and beauty. It’s thanks to Thérèse’s tender care that he regains his strength just in time to fend off her cousin, inadvertently killing the would-be rapist in the process.

Though he risks being labeled a deserter, it’s much more than a sense of duty that compels Henry to see the sisters to safety—far away from the scene of the crime. And Thérèse realizes she has come to rely on Henry for so much more than protection. On their journey to freedom in England, they must navigate a territory that’s just as foreign to them both—love.

90,000 words

MY THOUGHTS:

A uniquely interesting and intriguing story during a time of bitter turmoil in 1815 Louisiana, in America. It deals with slavery, mixed marriage, passion, the underground railroad, romance and the power of love. The main characters cross from Louisiana to Tennessee to Canada to, yes, England, where they encounter prejudices, injustices, sacrifice, acceptance and help in getting safely to England. An enjoyable, enlightening tale, filled with emotion, forgiveness, healing and finding happiness. Well written with enduring and realistic characters. These characters could very be your ancestors. Well done and effectively written A joy to read with a satisfying end. A great read!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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