A Civil War slave with a will to be free, a New Bedford sea captain, a Native American Lakota Sioux, shape each other’s destinies in a powerful, moving and spiritual journey.
A Dangerous Quest For Freedom, A Forbidden Love, A Grueling Test Of Courage, …A Painful Choice. The Freedom Calling Series saga.
Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia has just surrendered. Less than a week later, President Lincoln has been assassinated.
While America is struggling to heal from its fresh wounds, two emancipated slaves, Daisy and Celia, begin a dangerous journey north to New Bedford. With their Native American friend, Enapay, as a guide, they venture from the protection of Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp. Celia is fighting to return home to her sea-faring husband, whaling captain, Eben MacGregor and, after a long separation, she is hoping to regain the life she had left behind. Daisy is stepping into an unfamiliar world and newfound freedom. They are both optimistic but fearful of the unknown that lies ahead.
Roaming the countryside are bitter Confederates, including slave patrols, the Gray Ghost, John Mosby, and other rebels who, though defeated, have not given up the fight. They are not all who spell danger for the three travelers, and the obstacles they must overcome are not all found south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Over land, by wagon, and aboard a sailing ship at sea, history comes to life in this exciting historical novel full of action, adventure, and romance.
The lives of Captain MacGregor, Celia, Daisy and Enapay are touchstones to humanity and re-define the meaning of freedom and liberty for all. Their journey becomes one, not only of miles, but of enlightenment.
Their saga is a page-turner filled with authentic, accurate history that is wound with violent loss and strong bonds of love that plumb the depths of heart and soul.
A sailing ship, a sea captain, a whale, a journey from 1865 Virginia to New Bedford make this story of love, struggle and rebirth, an exciting adventure.