To win a copy of this book simply post a comment regarding freedom. Specifically, what you would do to preserve your own freedom and to assure the freedom of oppressed people in other situations? Would you harbor fugitives and lie to their pursuers if they arrived at your door? Would you do whatever was necessary to protect the lives of the people being persecuted? I'll go first.
One of the mini-series on television that impacted me the most as I was growing up was "Roots." The other series was "The Holocaust." I also read Alex Haley's novel Roots and his second novel, Queenie. They were both excellent stories. I visited Harriet Tubman's home when I was in high school. I have always admired people who offered their lives to help free others.
I am fascinated by WWII stories of people who risked their lives to save the Jewish people being persecuted. I've visited the Holocaust Museum, too. One of my favorite non-fiction books was called The Hidden Children. It was a collection of short testimonies from people who were hidden from the Nazis as children. Some were raised in convents, others hidden in barns for years, or worse, sewers. It's a miracle many of them survived. I could go on and on, but you get the picture. So let's get talking. Tell me what you think about this topic. I will pick a winner next Sunday, July 26th.
About the book:
In a divided town during a dangerous era, who can be trusted? Liberty, Indiana, is home to a stop on the Underground Railroad operated by Anna Brent and her father, covert abolitionists who harbor runaway slaves traveling toward freedom. The Brents must be very careful; anyone caught aiding runaways is subject to imprisonment under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. So when Anna begins to write columns denouncing slavery in the local newspaper, she must adopt a pen name. Even the newspapers editor, Daniel Stanton, does not know the authors true identity. Daniel takes a risk publishing the columns. His job, his newspaper, and his very life might be in danger. When Anna's work on the Underground Railroad is threatened, can she turn to Daniel, a man she barely knows, to ensure the safety of the slaves so dear to her? Will she and Daniel be willing to risk everything for their beliefs including their personal liberty?
I have read every book Melanie has written to date. They are all excellent. I started this story today and will post a review when I'm finished. I am not very far into the story and already it's non-stop action. Good stuff!
***An update. I can hardly put this book down. Drat that day job! I'm halfway through it already. I am busy all day and tonight so finishing will be difficult even if all I want to do is read this book!