A Tale Destined to Be Told

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A Tale Destined to Be Told

I love reading in all genres, but historical fiction is my guilty pleasure.

I’m always fascinated with other time periods, and I live vicariously through the characters of my favorite books. My most recent foray into days gone by was the humbling opportunity to read Diane McPhail’s latest novel, “The Abolitionist’s Daughter,” which is coming out on April 30 from Kensington Publishers.

This is a heart-wrenching tale of love and family set during the tumultuous years of the Civil War. The story follows Emily Matthews, the sheltered daughter of Judge Matthews, a staunch abolitionist whose hands are tied by 1850’s laws that forbid freeing slaves. Judge Matthews takes it upon himself to illegally educate his slaves and works at his risk to see them freed.


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