A Slave of the Shadows
by Naomi Finley
Publication Date: March 5, 2018
Huntson Press Inc.
eBook & Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
In 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, brutality and cruelty simmer just under the genteel surface of Southern society. In an era where ladies are considered mere property, beautiful and headstrong Willow Hendricks’ father has filled her life with turmoil, secrets, and lies.
Her father rules her life until she finds a kindred spirit in spunky, outspoken Whitney Barry, a northerner from Boston. Together these Charleston belles are driven to take control of their own lives—and they are plunged into fear and chaos in their quest to fight for the rights of slaves. Against all odds, these feisty women fight to secure freedom and equality for those made powerless and persecuted by a supposedly superior race.
Only when they’ve lost it all do they find a new beginning.
Book 1 presents Willow and Whitney—and the reader—with the hardships the slaves endure at the hands of their white masters.
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About the Author
Naomi lives in Northern Alberta. Her love for travel means her suitcase is always on standby while she awaits her next plane ticket and adventure. Her love for history and the Deep South is driven by the several years she spent as a child living in a Tennessee plantation house. She comes from a family of six sisters. She married her high school sweetheart and has two teenage children and two dogs named Ginger and Snaps.
Creativity and passion are the focus of her life. Apart from writing fiction, her interests include interior design, cooking new recipes, throwing lavish dinner parties, movies, health, and fitness.
A Slave of the Shadows is her first novel.
You guys! This book. It’s. Wow. Seldom are there books that touch on the cruelty of slavery just as this one does. I have to say, it’s quite open about it, and you may flinch. But you will also be touched and moved by the way the slaves carried on, knowing that someday, they would be granted their freedom. There are also few books where a born and bred southern belle is vehemently against the institution. I was quite touched by Willow who reminded me of Scarlett O’Hara in her fiery nature but was also touched by her compassion and determination to free the slaves she has been surrounded by her entire life.
You really do come to feel a kinship with the lead characters and you’re brought to Charleston, you really feel a part of the life there. It’s both a wonder and uncomfortable, because well, you’ll have to read to see it. There’s adventure, history, twists, turns and everything you could possibly want. This is a truly amazing novel, the first in a series and I guarantee you, I’ll be reading those too. I’m totally in this.
And, it must be said, I absolutely love how well researched this is. As a history buff, it is truly a joy to me to read something that is accurate.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, April 23
Interview at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, April 24
Excerpt at Donna’s Book Blog
Wednesday, April 25
Feature at Creating Herstory
Friday, April 27
Interview at Maiden of the Pages
Monday, April 30
Review at Books and Glamour
Tuesday, May 1
Excerpt at Teaser Addicts Book Blog
Thursday, May 3
Feature at Button Eyed Reader
Friday, May 4
Feature at A Holland Reads
Monday, May 7
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Tuesday, May 8
Feature at Just One More Chapter
Thursday, May 10
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Friday, May 11
Feature at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Saturday, May 12
Review at Cup of Sensibility
Monday, May 14
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Friday, May 18
Review at Nicole Evelina’s Blog
Tuesday, May 22
Review at Reviewing Nerds
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