Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, twelve years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now nineteen, Adria has never forgotten what Louis did for her. She's determined to find a way to buy Louis's freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she'll face an uphill battle.Based partly on a true story, Ann H. Gabhart's latest historical novel is a tour de force. The vividly rendered town of Springfield and its citizens immerse readers in a story of courage, betrayal, and honor that will stick with them long after they turn the last page....
|Title||:||River to Redemption|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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River to Redemption Reviews
Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well.
Gabhart’s narrative begins in the summer of 1833 when a cholera epidemic ran rampant around much of the US. Seven-year-old Adria Starr watches as her father, mother, and brother all die from the disease. Louis, a slave whom she has never before seen, rescues ...more
What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got.
The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as just a little girl. There are 7 chapters during that time before switching to the time the book is focused on. Honestly, I loved that it spent so much time in the past. So often books will just quickly tell you a little bit ...more
Ann Gabhart writes heartwarming stories that turn tragedy into blessings, and despair into hope.
Based on a true story, River of Hope is set in Kentucky; the year is 1833. In 1832 - 1833, a cholera epidemic swept through the United States, killing some 250,000 Americans. Additionally, the disease killed millions worldwide from 1827 - 1835. Cholera is a disease of death; few survive. One might awake in the morning, feeling fine, and by nightfall, death occurs.
In 1833 Springfield, Kentucky it’s i ...more
River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a story of finding your way in a broken world. I would give it more stars, if I could.
Seven year old Adria Starr is orphaned in the great cholera epidemic of 1833. She is nursed in the nearly abandoned town by two black servants, Louis and Tilda. Then a young widow, Ann Hanson, takes over her care. Louis has been entrusted with the keys to the hotel when his master flees the disease. Unaffected by cholera, Louis also tends to and buries many dead.
Ann Gab ...more
When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did what he could for the survivors and buried all 53 of the dead.
Louis knew that he could not be responsible for Missy Adria, so he takes her to the school teacher's residence, the teacher died, but his wife Ruth Harmon ...more
River to Redemption by author Ann Gabhart was magnificent. From the beginning pages I was enthralled. Dishes piled up, chores went undone, but I could not put this masterpiece down. I loved most everything about it. Set in Springfield, Kentucky during 1883 the author tackles commoners’ views on slavery and abolition. The fiction tale is rich with history, beginning with the tragic cholera epidemic. Women’s rights, attire, and what society deemed proper were at times unbelievable, but rang true t ...more
River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith they displayed is amazing! Even when things were looking dim, they still continued to pray, believe and God still saw them through. This book is a great romance, adventure and make sure the tissues are close by.
This is the first book I've ever read by Ann Gabhart. Turns out... instant favorite! I'm giving this book 5 stars! I couldn't put it down. I tried. Honestly, I did. I put it away to go to bed, tried to go to sleep, and wound up just turning the light back on and reading some more. The characters are really what makes this book what it is. The setting is nice. The words are nice. But the people.... I can't even begin to describe the feelings this book is giving me! I cried. Multiple times. It's b ...more