In honor of the upcoming blog hop, I am posting a revised version of my original story about Carrie Fancett Pages debut novella!
Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels is volume one of Murray Pura’s American Civil War Series.
About the Book
Abducted against his will, Matthew Scott is conscripted into the Confederate army because of his Copperhead father’s political leanings. Injured at Malvern Hill, Matthew is taken by the Union army to Shirley Plantation in Virginia where he is tended by seamstress Angelina Rose, a freed slave. Given an opportunity to leave the South and start a new life for herself, Angelina remained for the sake of her sister’s orphaned twins who are still enslaved. Will Matthew’s return to Shirley Plantation settle a mystery concerning his father’s past? And help Matthew find the family he longs for. 150 years ago the history of America changed forever. Live 1863 through the stories of some of our finest writers – the passion, the romance, the tragedy, and the triumph. Carrie Fancett Pagels. Kathleen Maher. Joy Ross Davis. Sarah Price. Karen Anna Vogel. Patrick E. Craig. Willard Carpenter. Big Daddy Abel. Murray Pura. David Stearman. And many more. The plantations. The Underground Railroad. Chancellorsville. Vicksburg. Gettysburg. Little Round Top. Chickamauga. Chattanooga. Missionary Ridge. The soldiers in the field. The families at home. The nurses in the hospitals. The speeches at Richmond and Washington. The prayers in churches North and South. It’s all here in one of the most dramatic series ever produced. A new story by a different author released every two weeks between April and November of 2013.
Return to Shirley Plantation is a fast-paced novella interwoven with the intricacies of life, set against the backdrop of the Civil War.
The lives of everyone on the plantation are upended when the Army commandeers the old home grounds for a field hospital, spreading the injured soldiers shoulder to shoulder as far as the eye can see.
Angelina Rose is a freed slave of one-eighth African blood. She disguises herself as a widow in mourning, helping in the home, until she can earn enough money to free her dead sister’s children.
Matthew Scott is the owner of Scott’s Theatrical Troupe. He is abducted by the Confederate Army and forced to serve because of his father’s politics as a Copperhead congressman.
Angelina and Matthew are immediately attracted to each other, but Angelina knows she must guard her heart and secret at all costs.
Carrie Fancett Pagels has penned a fantastic story in her debut novella. As you read, you are captivated by the history and rich details of the Civil War Era along with the Christian theme that resonates throughout the book. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books as they are published.
I received this book from http://www.bookfun.org/ in exchange for an honest review.