Martha Conway’s ‘The Underground River’ [EXCERPT]

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Cruising in a steamboat along the Ohio River, an actress and her cousin travel the border between the free North and the slave-holding South. (Photo by suemon123, Flickr)

 

Having lived along the banks of the Ohio River for more than a decade, I frequently heard stories about the Underground Railroad and how it ran through the area in the midst of the Civil War. Visitors to Cincinnati can learn much about this history by visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe House (she’s the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center downtown (a visit here will change your life!). But until you can make the trek to one of these venues, you can lose yourself in the pages of an incredible new book by Martha Conway, The Underground River. To whet your appetite, here’s an exclusive excerpt from chapter one. Enjoy! —Jathan Read more of this post

Linda Goodnight’s ‘The Memory House’ Empowers Readers to Change [REVIEW]

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A couple must overcome their past to find romance in Linda Goodnight’s ‘The Memory House.’
(Photo by Michael McCarthy, Flickr)

Linda Goodnight’s The Memory House is a sweet, tender tale about finding love in places one may never suspect. Read more of this post

Rashad Harrison’s ‘The Abduction of Smith and Smith’ Misses The Mark [REVIEW]

Pirate Ship

Pirate ship (Photo courtesy SMcGarnigle/Flickr)

In Rashad Harrison’s novel The Abduction of Smith and Smith, two men play a cat-and-mouse game after the Civil War ends. Read more of this post