William and America confront evil, but will it costs them everything?
In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves.
America's classmate, William, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation and may not make it home to Ohio or live through the struggle.
It was interesting to read this story from the perspective of a character that grew up in the south. America went to a college in the north and came to realize how wrong slavery was, but once she went back to Kentucky, it was a little harder for her. For the most part, she was able to stay strong in her convictions that slavery is wrong, but that's about the only thing she stayed strong in. Honestly, the relationships in this book just didn't have any depth to them. America and William claimed they loved each other, but they would fight at the drop of a hat and we're constantly thinking "Maybe I'm wrong!" They never gave the other person a chance and didn't take the time to even get to know each other. For me, the romance was just non-existent. Since this book deals with slavery and the Underground Railroad, there are a lot of disturbing scenes. People getting whipped and beaten, etc. These things, while absolutely horrible, need to be remembered so we don't repeat them.
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Title: Red Sky Over America Author: Tamera Lynn Kraft Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. Published: Feb. 2018 ISBN: 1682948528 Source: I received a copy from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.