Red Sky Over America by Tamera Lynn Kraft book review.
Red Sky Over America
by Tamera Lynn Kraft
Ladies of Oberlin: Book 1
In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. When America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves, America’s classmate, William, tags along to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. Soon, though, America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation. Will they make it back to Ohio . . . or even live through the struggle?
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“Red Sky Over America tackles the most turbulent time in history with thorough research and fascinating characters. Tamera Lynn Kraft has woven a tale about the evils
of slavery that should never be forgotten.”
—Mary Ellis, author of The Quaker and the Rebel, The Lady and the Officer, and The Last Heiress.
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Meet the Author
Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures. She loves to write historical fiction set in the United States because there are so many stories in American history. There are strong elements of faith, romance, suspense and adventure in her stories. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest and has other novellas in print. She’s been married for 38 years to the love of her life, Rick, and has two married adult children and two grandchildren.
Tamera has been a children’s pastor for more than 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist and has written children’s church curriculum. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.
Book Review: The American Civil War era has always held my attention. Even though I’ve studied a great deal about this time period this book gave me an even greater understanding of the terrible institution of slavery. Slavery touched the lives of almost everyone who lived during the years that lead up to the Civil War; even for those individuals who opposed slavery and did not own slaves themselves.
For individuals to take a stand against slavery, especially in the South, could lead to hardship and sometimes even death. Individuals could face jail time, as well as, finical loss if they were to participate in the Underground Railroad. This horrible practice often turned people into cruel and vicious individuals…specifically if it threatened their way of life.
This author not only crafted an engaging and entertaining story but gave a good perspective on life during the years before the Civil War. If you enjoy reading about history, especially American history, I would highly recommend this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
I would give this book five stars.