COMPELLING HISTORICAL FICTION-
The Freedom Star
is a riveting, character-driven saga of two families, one owned by the other, at the outbreak of America's Civil War. One reader calls it, "Powerful and evocative."
Another describes it as, "Just one of those special books."
The year is 1860. A young slave named Isaac toils in the tobacco fields while longing for the freedom that Henry, his boyhood friend and owner's son, takes for granted. Awaiting his chance to escape, he steals away under cover of darkness to shepherd others on their journey north along the Underground Railroad.
When war comes, Henry enlists to fight for Virginia. In his absence, Patrick, his older brother, seizes control of the family farm. Fear grips the slave quarters as Patrick's harsh new ways become law. Suddenly, slaves feel the sting of the whip, Patrick sells Isaac's father, and Isaac's mother must now shield her children, as well as Henry's invalid father, from Patrick's greed-driven brutality.
Following false promises and failed escapes, Isaac's only hope of reuniting with the woman he loves lies in joining Henry and the Rebels on their march north. When Henry is wounded and taken prisoner,...