Monday, February 7, 2011

The Voyage of Promise

Author: Kay Marshall Strom
Publisher: Abingdon Press
October 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4267-0212-9
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Grace Winslow has already survived slavery once. And she is enjoying her freedom now. But the night the former slaves have in celebration ends abruptly when slavers burst into their village the next morning. Grace’s husband is taken away and her infant son is killed, but Grace is left behind.

Grace’s old enemy has a different kind of servitude planned for her in London. But Grace is determined not to be enslaved. And she doesn’t want to be separated with her husband. But with her man bound on a slave ship to America, what hope does she have of ever finding him?

THE VOYAGE OF PROMISE is the third book in Ms. Strom’s The Grace of Africa series. Readers will want to read The Call of Zulina first as this book doesn’t stand alone. The third book in the series, The Triumph of Grace will be released in 2011.

This book (and the series) is a heart-rending telling of the days when slavers burst into Africa tearing families asunder, not caring who lived or died, only what kind of price they would bring on the slave market. A heart breaking time in history, and a heart breaking book. But those who are interested in history or are previous fans of Ms. Strom’s books won’t want to miss THE VOYAGE OF PROMISE. Discussion questions and a sample chapter from the third book in the series is included at the end of the book. $14.99. 310 pages.

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