Monday, July 29, 2013

Murray Pura's American Civil War Series - Cry of Freedom - Volume 1 - Return To Shirley Plantation by Carrie Faucett Pagels - Review

Angelina Rose is a freed slave who chose to stay in Virginia until she could save enough money to pay the owners of her niece and nephew for their freedom, then she would move north. She had a job lined up as a seamstress up north but declined so she could be with her sisters kids.

Matthew Scott was abducted against his will and conscripted into the Confederate army because of his Copperhead father’s political leaning but his mother was a strong abolitionist. He ended up on Shirley Plantation as a wounded soldier.

What I thought would be a war story turned out to be more of a personal story and thoroughly enjoyable to read. Carrie did a wonderful job of holding my interest in this short story and made it a very quick read for me. I've read some books that take place during the civil war and I prefer this kind, more about the people and what they went through.


  1. Wendy, Thanks so much! I am really touched that you enjoyed this because you and I like the same kinds of books. I was trying to get at the normal lives that still went on and not about the battles. One of my favorite stories, Little Women, was set during the Civil War but I'd never think of it as a Civil War story--yet it is! Many Blessings!

    1. You're welcome Carrie. I love Little Women too and one of the first books I remember reading was about Clara Barton, I loved that book!