Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway  By Tracy Chevalier      Honor Bright arrives in Ohio in 1850. She settles in a small Quaker community called Faithwell. After traveling from England and suffering horrific sickness throughout her journey her real pain is caused when Honor loses her sister to yellow fever. She is 20, she is on her own in a strange new land. Honor is a quiet girl who finds her solace and is much admired for sewing beautiful quilts. She has an unlikely friendship with an outspoken milliner, Belle, a strange and steamy acquaintance with Belle's brother Donovan and a deep strong belief, as Quakers do, that slavery should not exist. Similar to The Kitchen House, The Help and Someone Knows My Name, a perfect read for Black History Month. I learned much, loved the characters and highly recommend this excellent novel by a superb author!

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