Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"Murray Pura's Cry of Freedom - Volume 1 - Return To Shirley Plantation (Murray Pura's American Civil War Series - Cry of Freedom)" by Carrie Fancett Pagels




"Murray Pura's Cry of Freedom - Volume 1 - Return To Shirley Plantation (Murray Pura's American Civil War Series - Cry of Freedom)" by Carrie Fancett Pagels gets 5 stars from me. I was going to wait till these volumes came out as a complete book but I can honestly say I am glad I didn't but now I will be in line ( I know no lines for an ebook, but you all know what I mean) with all those others that are eagerly waiting for the next installment of these great stories. If you haven't brought short novells and wanted to try and see what the new big thing in ebook was this is the series to try if you like history and  romance in the same story!
  Matthew Scott was owner of Scott's Theatrical Troupe and he was abduction into the army to be a Confederate solider. Angelina Rose was a freed slave but was a servant in the Carter's household when the Army takes over Shirley Plantation. Angelina pretends to be a widow but the attraction is instant between Matthew and Angelina. There is a secret that Matthew doesn't know and when he does find out the reader learns the reason for the title to this story. This story is both heartwarming as well as heartbreaking like moments in wartime are. Does the war allow Matthew and Angelina to be together and will Angelina's dream of going to Ohio finally happened? I recommend this series to everyone!

26 comments:

  1. Debbie, Bless you for this review!!! Thanks so much for your kind words. I was just thinking today about whether readers thought much about the title. I see you did! :)

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  2. nicely done, Debbie. you really captured the essence of this wonderful story, and gave a glowing endorsement for the project. Thank you!

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  3. Thanks guys I am glad you like the review!

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  4. Great review Debbie! I'm looking forward to reading all the stories once the complete book is out.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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    1. Judy I hope you will really love the stories. I've read Murray's and Kathy's stories so far and they are awesome!

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  5. Thanks Judy! I cannot wait till the next book comes out!

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  6. great work Debbie! I am waiting for the full series, patience may be a virtue, I need to work harder on. ;)
    Mary Shipman AKA oldentimes

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    1. I would not wait, MARY! You'll love these stories!!!

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  7. Thanks Mary! I was going to wait to but then I couldn't lol

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    1. I am glad DEBBIE!!! Thanks again for the review and for hosting me tonight for this giveaway for Helping Hands Thirsty Thursdays!

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  8. Awesome! Enter me too! :)
    Amber Schamel

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  9. Excellent review, Debbie. I enjoyed Return to Shirley Plantation very much as a kick-off part of Cry of Freedom. Each piece that I've had a chance to read has been so very good.

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  10. Popping in from "Thirsty Thursday" to say howdie :D

    winterrose (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. LOUISE, great to see u here! Best wishes on winning !!!

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  11. hi, Louise! I came by from Thirsty Thursday, too. Nice to see you here. Carrie's novella is excellent. I had the privilege of critiquing it.

    Kathy Maher

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    1. Hmm, I think I know what needs to go in a DEBUT gift box for a sweetheart!!! You will NOT be entered because I am already starting your congratulations box and I have been LOVING my boxful of pink wonderfulness!!! Blessings Kathy. So yes, u will receive these items but NO u will not be part of this giveaway, lol!

      God bless u for helping me out with the story, Kathy!!!

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  12. Debbie, nice review. I just finished reading it too, and really enjoyed it. I will be posting a review today. Thanks Carrie!

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    1. YAY!!!! I will go look, Rhonda!!! Bless you!

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  13. I am so loving this story, although My children keep trying to steal my mind from it to homeschooling...Maybe it should be part of school ?
    Thank you Carrie , I love interniews with authors.
    Linda Finn

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    1. reviews are good, so long as they don't spoil the story for me...
      Linda

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  14. I sure tho't I commented here,, Debbie, but don't see it. Enjoyed it. Maxie Anderson
    mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Hey, Maxie, you are such a doll! Blessings!

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  15. Heather Louise Navarro was out winner from this drawing!! She received her goodie box, too and let me know! Thanks all for coming by!

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