Orphaned in the cholera epidemic in Kentucky’s early nineteenth century, Adria Starr was raised by a slave. Now at nineteen, she must stand up for his freedom--and in the process, find her own.
On Sale: July 3, 2018
Featuring: Adria Starr; Louis
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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
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.
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