Thursday, June 22, 2017
Freedom's Price - A Review
Series - Keys of Promise Book 3
Author - Christine Johnson
Title - Freedom's Price
Format - ebook, paper
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About the book:
After the death of both her parents, the loss of her home, and hoping to escape an arranged marriage, Catherine Haynes travels from England to Louisiana hoping to be with her mother's family. Only her journey doesn't go as planned. The ship she's on becomes dangerous to travel just outside of Key West. Stranded in Key West for a time, Catherine meets the dashing Tom Worthington. Tom makes his living salvaging wrecked ships, but his real goal is to seek justice for his father's murder. When Catherine enlists his help in escorting her to Louisiana, he agrees. Neither knew what was in store for them on the plantation. Could the man who murdered Tom's father be the same man who is running Catherine's family's plantation? If so, then they are both in danger. Will long held secrets keep them apart?
I really liked this book. There was more mystery in it than the others in the series. I enjoyed both Tom and Catherine's characters. I thought that they worked well together.
While this is the third book in the series, it stands alone. The majority of the book takes place in Louisiana. It's been a while since I read something that is set pre-Civil War era in Louisiana. I'd forgotten how much slave labor was used in the South. This book forces both of the main characters to look at their own views of slavery.
Still it was an entertaining read.
I received a copy for free from the publisher as part of the Revell Reads program. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of historical fiction, Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund
Rating - 4 stars