Monday, July 23, 2018

River to Redemption

River to Redemption
Ann H. Gabhart
ISBN: 978-0800723644
July 2018/336 pages/$15.99

One young woman must stand up for freedom--and perhaps find her own in the process.

Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, 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 need all of the courage and strength she possesses--and more.

Partly inspired by a true story, this latest novel from Gabhart depicts the harrowing conditions of slavery in the antebellum South as well as the dangers faced by those who helped slaves escape. Exquisitely voiced characters add a depth and richness of hope that incorporates themes of faith and justice.” ~Library Journal Review

Read an excerpt.


Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling and award-winning author of many novels, including These Healing Hills, Angel Sister, and The Heart of Hollyhill series. She is also the author of the popular Hidden Springs Mysteries series as A. H. Gabhart. Ann and her husband enjoy country life on a farm a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Learn more at


The top of Ann H. Gabhart's website says Come home to story, and indeed, that's exactly what happens inside the pages of this exquisitely written and touching novel. Beginning with the poignant cover and continuing to the final pages, River to Redemption stirs the soul with its evocative setting and authentically rendered personalities. Tragedy and heartbreak find healing and hope as love changes hearts and lives. With characters that linger in your heart and mind long after the story's satisfying conclusion, River to Redemption belongs on your list of must-reads for 2018. Don't miss this powerful novel inspired by a true story from a Kentucky nineteenth century cholera epidemic.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Revell Publishing for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Pam K. said...

River to Redemption is a wonderful book. I'm finding that Ann H. Gabhart is a must read author for me.