This is an excellent story set in 1850, Liberty, Indiana. I had never read a book set around the Underground Railroad, so not only was I entertained by the story, I also learned quite a bit of the history surrounding the Fugitive Slave Act of 1950, abolitionists, and runaway slaves. Melanie Dobson is an incredibly talented writer, and I was drawn into the story from page one. There was a wonderful combination of faith, tension, and romance that kept my interest to the very last page. I look forward to reading more of her books in the future, and I highly recommend this book!
This was the first book of Melanie's that i've ever read. I bought it because it was based out of Liberty IN. My husband and I volunteer at a railroad that was laid down on the tow path of the Whitewater Valley Canal. So this story hit home with me from the start. We go past the court hours where Anna was jailed. I drive through the forests that any runaway slave would have walked through. The fact that Melanie stayed in the area to research the facts is exceptional. This book has started an email relationship with Melanie and my husband and I helped to answer any questions on the trains for her next Love finds You book. Totally wonderful author and her books pull you in to where you can't put them down.
Love finds you in Liberty, Indiana is a historical romance about Anna Brent, who, along with her dad, operates a station on the underground railroad. In public she occasionally has to speak pro-slavery in order to hide her identity. Daniel Stanton, on the other hand, speaks out against slavery. The two clearly do not get along until they are forced to work together.I liked this story. The romance was a bit formulaic and the story predictable; however I enjoyed the history and the speculation involved.The secondary characters were wonderful: Daniel's sister Esther and her husband Joseph, housekeepers Charlotte and Greta, and the heartwrenching tales of the runaways.Read more at http://inspiredbyfiction.blogspot.com
This is a wonderfully written book. Ms. Dobson has told a touching, and very informative story about a time in our country's history that needs to be know. As someone who once lived in Liberty, Indiana I was impressed how well Ms. Dobson researched the area and it's history. Excellent job and talent at story telling makes an excellent read. I highly recommend this Book