Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Volume One of Murray Pura’s Civil War Series-Cry of Freedom.

Return to Shirley Plantation is a fast-paced novella interwoven with the intricacies of life, 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 soldier’s 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.

A Christian theme runs throughout the book, along with the rich history of the Civil War.

I have to thank The Book Club Network, Inc. @   for introducing me to so many new authors to include: Murray Pura, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Braxton DeGarmo, Carol McLeod, Gregg Farah, Alice Jay Wisler and Kathi Macias just to name a few.

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