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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
The Civil War is in its early beginnings, it is still acceptable to own a slave, and the Old South is still alive as I begin reading A Northern Rebel. All of this is about to change and Jameson Hartford is going to try to play a large part in doing away with slavery. When both his father and younger brother die, Jameson returns to the Serenity Plantation he was forced by his father to leave years earlier. He leaves Boston and comes home, ready to fight to free the slaves of Serenity and give them their freedom papers.
He is met with opposition from his wife, Abigail, and all of the other plantation owners. Jameson will not relent and finds his life threatened, his wife leaving him, and a battle that seems impossible to win. He talks and explains his plans to the slaves who are leery of his intentions; no white man has ever been nice to them before. Delilah is a young and beautiful slave who reaches out to Jameson and the two quickly form a strong and loving bond together, facing the dangers awaiting them at every turn.
A Northern Rebel is the story of a caring man and the woman he loves, along with a cast of characters who just do not understand the value of freeing the slaves. I found myself immediately pulled into the story and not wanting to stop reading. John J. Schaffer has written A Northern Rebel with feeling, insight, and great descriptions. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy visiting the Old South and its people.