15 January 2012

Book Review The Mockingbird's Call by Diane Ashley and AAron McCarver

Product Description:
Amelia Montgomery never would have planned to become a notorious agent on the Underground Railroad; it just happened. Someone needed help, and she helped. Before she knew it, she had acquired the code name Mockingbird, and the whole Confederate army was looking for her---including her bard new fiancĂ©, Captain Luke Talbot. Jared Stuart finds himself torn between his convictions and his duty as a Tennessean. While he can no longer support slavery, he will not fight against his friends and neighbors. Instead, Jared chooses to use his talent as a writer to prove that pen is mightier that the sword. When Luke arrests Jared, accusing him of being the Mockingbird, Amelia must face herself and make difficult decisions. Will she admit to her actions, freeing Jared and destroying her own engagement, or will she play it safe and stay silent?

My Review:
Another book I picked up last year. I enjoyed this story. It during an era I am really interested in and hearing about the Underground Railroad is also an area that interests me. Amelia is a southern belle but she feels for the slaves. She is sent to stay with her aunt and uncle and it is here she unwittingly gets involved with the Underground Railroad. Jared is a young man who feels torn with duty and his convictions. He also feels for the slaves. He proves to be a writer and it is this that leads to Amelia's Fiance accusing him of being the Mockingbird. I didn't realise Knoxville was a divided city with some for the South and some for the North. I love books that not only tell a story but teach real history. I would have loved this book to continue on to learn more of what happened, but at the same time I loved the ending. Great read.

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