Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is The Freedom Star, by Jeff Andrews, and this book is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 66 customer reviews.
Category: Historical Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
In the first of what will be a two-volume set, The Freedom Star immerses readers in the lives, dreams, and sufferings of two families, one owned by the other, at the outset of America’s Civil War. Isaac yearns for the freedom that Henry, his boyhood friend and owner’s son, takes for granted. Although they share similar dreams, Isaac’s days are filled with hardships, while Henry enjoys life as a West Point cadet, oblivious to his friend’s suffering. When war comes, Henry signs on to fight for the Confederacy. Soon after, his father takes ill and his older brother seizes control of the family farm. Without warning, the slaves find themselves under the whip, Isaac’s father is sold south, and the atmosphere in the slave quarters turns as oppressive as the August sun on a dusty tobacco field.
The Freedom Star unfolds against the backdrop of the Civil War, bringing added tension to this gripping family drama. One reader said, “… as captivating as accounts of battles and leaders might be, it is easy to lose sight of the intensely personal issues of this great conflict. Freedom Star brings the reader up close to two characters who frame the issues of the Civil War in a way that no battle portrayals can.”
If you enjoy strong, character-driven fiction rich in historical detail, then this powerful and evocative family saga might be the book for you!
Jeff Andrews grew up in Moorestown, New Jersey, a stone’s throw from Philadelphia and a short drive to the Jersey shore. After graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College (now Baldwin-Wallace University), he set off on a twenty-year adventure with the United States Marine Corps, rolling up his sleeves and getting down to business in such exotic settings as Vietnam, Japan, Egypt, Morocco, Denmark, Brazil, and Beirut, Lebanon. Along the way, he picked up a graduate degree from George Washington University.
Jeff is a member of the Society of Civil War Historians and his love of history inspires his writing. He strives to create an experiential connection to our past through rich, character-driven stories spun across a carefully-researched historical tapestry.
Jeff and his wife, Mary Lou, live in Virginia Beach, VA and enjoy every opportunity to lace up their hiking boots and trudge across the plantations, battlefields, and historic parks of the Old Dominion.
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