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The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid, and follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), the author allows herself to go beyond the record...
Elm Creek Quilts volume 7
Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger's passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She discovers that a quilt she has stitched for her uncle Jacob with five unusual patterns of his own design contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. The heroic journey she undertakes leads to...
Center Point Large Print
"Dr. Victoria Fenway and wagon-train captain Joseph Rickard promised to love each other forever, but a misunderstanding led to her marrying another man. Now determined to carry on her late husband's work of rescuing slaves, she is tracking his murderer. With dangerous slavers tracking her, Joseph becomes her protector, hoping for a second chance"--