Orphaned in the cholera epidemic in Kentucky’s early nineteenth century, Adria Starr was raised by a slave. Now at nineteen, she must stand up for his freedom--and in the process, find her own.
River to Redemption was a story that had me a bit shell shocked and teary eyed from the beginning pages. A town dealing with a deadly cholera outbreak brings a group of people together as a sort of make shift family. Free and slave, child and adult, are brought together by circumstances beyond their control. The relationship between Widow Ruth and orphan Adria was the type of friendship/family connection that made me want to keep reading. I really liked slave Louis, who as described in the book as an uncommon man who walked with the Lord. His love for people, no matter what color or who they were, was heartwarming. Especially, when he gave up chances to run for his freedom and instead stayed to help.
This was a character rich story, there was some romance but the story focused more on the growth of the characters.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.