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Publisher's Summary

One woman abhors her past. The other fights for freedom. Will their battle for emancipation leave them casualties of war?

South Carolina, 1862. Emily Jarvie is determined to send her family's slave-owning history to its grave. When the Union Army captures the Sea Islands, she returns to the south to teach the former slaves, part of the Army's unusual experiment in racial equality. Despite her loyalty to the Union cause, her Southern heritage raises a brick wall of Yankee suspicion.

Oberlin College, Ohio. Fugitive slave Caro Jarvie longs to pick up a rifle to fight for freedom. But as a woman, she has to settle for reporting on the war second-hand from the Union Army camp in the Sea Islands. When she learns that Harriet Tubman is in South Carolina to lead a military mission to free slaves, Caro seizes her chance to enter the fray.

As Emily and Caro struggle to bury the past, old loves and new flames open a door to the future they both hope for. But with the war for America's soul raging ever closer, each woman finds her strength tested as she strives for a better tomorrow.

Can they forge a legacy of love and acceptance during a time of turmoil and death?

©2019 Sabra Waldfogel (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Andrea
  • 2020-11-18

boring read

very boring, too slow, this is one of the most boring books I've ever read

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  • 2022-04-26

Authenticity is Needed

This is a good story, but black culture is not present. I struggled to get through this story. The historic aspect is spot on, but this story is one of the reasons that I believe the black experience needs to written by black people.

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  • Brenda
  • 2021-06-15

first one was so much better

I guess after listening to the first my expectations were too high. Hard to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-27

Loved

I loved the series! I loved that it had a nice ending but she aimed to remain authentic too.

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  • R York
  • 2021-01-14

Not as good as Charleston’s daughter

Predictable, drawn out and down right corny at times . The narrator even forgot what voice she was portraying at the end