Book Review–The Light Across the River by Stephanie Reed

I have fallen behind on my book reviews, so plan to post several more between now and Christmas to help you in your gift buying. And remember to leave a post with your email addy for one chance at our drawing for this month, The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry. And also come back on Oct. 31st for a special chance to win a copy from Christina herself as that is the last day of her 2-month-long blog tour.

The book The Light Across the River is the sequel to Across the Wide River, but you don’t have to read the first one to enjoy the second. They both portray a family involved in the Underground Railroad in Kentucky, one of the things which first attracted me to this book since that is where I live.

To whet your appetite I want to share a quote from the back cover by author Susan K. Marlow “This book has everything–history, action, suspense, adventure–all nicely blended in a page turning story of real people living out their convictions.”

This book is a fictionalized account of the Rankins, a real family, and real events such as the saving of the slave Eliza about whom Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It is listed as Juvenile Fiction, but I would recommend it for adults as well, in fact for anyone with an interest in the people, both young and old, black and white, who let their lights shine during this dark period of our country’s history. It is published by Kregel, so can be ordered from them or at I also hope you will check out the author’s website at Happy reading and gift buying! Remember–a book is a gift that keeps on living in the reader’s mind long after they close the covers!

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  1. Karen Lange says:

    Hi Rose,
    It sounds great, thanks for sharing the info! I am going to check this out:) Blessings to you and your readers,
    Karen Lange

  2. So many good books out there these days are YA! Sounds great.

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