Return to Shirley Plantation Review and Giveaway

carrie's coverReturn to Shirley Plantation

Volume 1 Cry of Freedom Civil War Anthology

by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Now available in paperback


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.

My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

I’ve enjoyed every novella in the Civil War Anthology, Cry of Freedom. Return to Shirley Plantation was the first in the series and is coming out in paperback. The author, Carrie Fancett Pagels, has done a wonderful job researching a real plantation in Virginia that became a hospital for the Union Army. Matthew Scott is conflicted. He was forced to fight for the Confederate army because his father is a Copperhead, but he’s from Ohio and sympathizes with the North. When he’s wounded he ends up at Shirley Plantation where he meets Angelina. Angelina is mostly white but is a freed slave who stays to help her family that is still enslaved. I won’t give up any secrets, but this is more than a romance. There’s a mystery involved and a great plot twist at the end. I highly recommend this novel.

Leave a message in the comments for a chance to win a paperback copy of Return to Shirley Plantation.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

27 thoughts on “Return to Shirley Plantation Review and Giveaway

  1. Oooooo sounds so interesting! I love civil war era books… And I’d love a chance to win this one! 🙂 Looking forward to reading it!

  2. A great review – it brings back memories of a wonderful and very memorable story by Carrie!! So exciting to see it in paperback, Carrie!
    (I’m international so may not be eligible to be entered.) 🙂

  3. I’m really looking forward to reading Carrie’s book! I know it will be a fantastic read! So happy it is now in paperback!

    Judy B

  4. What a wonderful review! You have certainly piqued my interest and I look forward to reading RETURN TO SHIRLEY PLANTATION! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  5. Please don’t enter me as I was blessed to be a beta reader for this great story and rated it 5 stars! Carrie, I am so happy for you, my dear friend! Do you get some paperback copies, too?

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