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.
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