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MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of

A Slave of the Shadows

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Volume 1

by Naomi Finley

Paperback: 326 pages

Publisher: Huntson Press Inc.

Publication Date: February 28, 2018

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1775067602

ISBN-13: 978-1775067603

 

File Size: 5355 KB

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Huntson Press Inc. (March 5, 2018)

Publication Date: March 5, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B079LYSJP9

Print List Price: $14.99

E-Book Currently $0.99 at:

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Publisher’s Description:

In 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, brutality and cruelty simmer just under the genteel surface of Southern society.

In an era where ladies are considered mere property, beautiful and headstrong Willow Hendricks’ father has filled her life with turmoil, secrets, and lies. Her father rules her life until she finds a kindred spirit in spunky, outspoken Whitney Barry, a northerner from Boston. Together these Charleston belles are driven to take control of their own lives—and they are plunged into fear and chaos in their quest to fight for the rights of slaves. Against all odds, these feisty women fight to secure freedom and equality for those made powerless and persecuted by a supposedly superior race. Only when they’ve lost it all do they find a new beginning. Book 1 presents Willow and Whitney—and the reader—with the hardships the slaves endure at the hands of their white masters.

My Thoughts:

This amazing debut novel has a Gone With The Wind feel but it’s told like you are reading a journal.
Each character’s back story is told individually so that you have at least a small sampling of what they are about.
Willow has a feisty side, something unexpected of a southern belle of this time period. She would like nothing more than to free not only her Father’s slaves but also all of those on neighboring plantations as well.
There are secrets abound most of which will affect Willow’s life in one way or another.
With a controlling father, a friend whose Father is a cruel slave master, violence and subterfuge this book is impossible to put down.
The only real problem is that it ends without a complete story resolution.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development. Their is an underlying and building love that we never see resolved so we must wait for a sequel.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book to read via Hidden Gems.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



Available Now For Pre-Order

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

Ladies of the Stone

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A Special Project

An anthology with four brand new novellas

by Madeline Martin, Eliza Knight,

Cecelia Mecca and Lori Ann Bailey

 

Available for pre-order of only $0.99

(price will increase upon publication!)

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Four bestselling Scottish romance authors take you on an epic journey through the heart of Scotland…

From within the soul of a special stone, the embodiment of the heart of Scotland, a protector is selected. A woman with a pure heart and the ferocity of a warrior is called to the fairy pools on the Isle of Skye upon the death of the previous protector. However, nature has a way of balancing itself, and so with each call to a Protector comes the call of an evil force, set on using the stone for their own purpose. These are the stories of the Protectors of the Heart of Scotland, the stone they seek to keep safe and the love that strengthens and emboldens them.

The Highlander’s Quest by Eliza Knight 

Her mission was to protect the young boy king. He’s uncovered a plot to destroy Scotland. Together, they must fight a powerful enemy who hides behind a traitorous veil of secrecy…

Cassandra by Madeline Martin 

Together their power is brilliant. But when destiny rivals the safety of family and the whole of Scotland hangs in the balance, can their love survive the required sacrifice?

The Protector’s Promise by Cecelia Mecca 

Two bitter enemies. One sacred vow. Will the passion that flares between them consume everything they love?

The Highland Guard and His Lady by Lori Ann Bailey 

To protect Scotland, she must eliminate her greatest enemy. But when the challenge begins, will he forgive her for destroying his family?



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