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Lorna

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Historical novel

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-01-09

The history was interesting but it dragged a bit and didn’t keep me drawn tp continuous reading. The fact that a young woman ran an estate was surprising and to learn to plant indigo was a real accomplishment.

The Underground Railroad

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-12-12

This book made me realize just how extensive the Underground Railroad was.. I had always thought it was a system of paths and trails through the brush and swamps. There were freed slaves and abolushionists who arranged and led slaves to freedom following those routes. What a lot of work the unknown builders did in order to create those railroads and to have to fill in ones that were discovered was another huge job.

The cruelty of the slave owners and the slave hunters was terrible. I thought most were caring and kind but this book portrays the opposite. I enjoyed listening to Cora’s flight to freedom and her relationships as she moved further away from her slave owner. Did she stay in St Louis or go on to California?

A tragic and yet hopeful story of a women’s life through the Second World War.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-12-01

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story was most engaging throughout. It was a sad story and a tragedy. I could not stop listening. I was hoping for a happy ending and in a way it was but only after so many years of searching and living a lonely post-war life in East Germany under Russian cruelty and abuse. Her life was very difficult but she did cling to hope of seeing her son again. And that hope got her through until they did meet so many years later.

Yes Rose

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-10-05

I enjoyed listening to this story. The many events that occurred throughout the story were exciting and intriguing. I knew what the outcome would be early on but so many events kept me wondering if it would really happen. This story is highly entertaining and recommended.

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