In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. When America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves, America's classmate, William, tags along to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. Soon, though, America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation. Will they make it back to Ohio . . . or even live through the struggle?
William and America aren't afraid to confront evil, but will it cost them everything?
Red Sky over America takes us to the year of 1857 when the country is being divided over the issue of slavery. America has been away from her Kentucky home for three years now studying at Oberlin College in Ohio. While there she has thoroughly gone over to the Abolitionist cause. Problem is, her father is a slave owner and pretty set in his ways.
Deciding to return home for a time, America decides it is time to confront her father about setting his slaves free. However, things don’t go as she has planned and she realizes some things about herself. Returning home to try to convince her father of the right thing to do has opened her eyes to her own prejudices she must let go of as well.
William is an abolitionist preacher and fellow student of America who is also traveling to Kentucky over break. He knows full well he is riding into a state with a message most don’t want to accept and he could possibly be hanged for his message.
This is a gritty tale that shows how evil slavery is, how women were also considered as less, and how warped and twisted men can be over a cause that is not right.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures. She loves to write historical fiction set in the United States because there are so many stories in American history. There are strong elements of faith, romance, suspense and adventure in her stories. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer's contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest and has other novellas in print. She's been married for 38 years to the love of her life, Rick, and has two married adult children and two grandchildren.
Tamera has been a children's pastor for more than 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 and has written children's church curriculum. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children's Leaders Association Shepherd's Cup for lifetime achievement in children's ministry.