"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!