FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, twelve years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now nineteen, Adria has never forgotten what Louis did for her. She's determined to find a way to buy Louis's freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she'll face an uphill battle.
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling and award-winning author of several Shaker novels--The Outsider
, The Believer
, The Seeker
, The Blessed
, The Gifted
, and The Innocent
--as well as These Healing Hills
, Angel Sister
, Small Town Girl
, Love Comes Home
, Words Spoken True
, and The Heart of Hollyhill series. She is also the author of the popular Hidden Springs Mysteries series as A. H. Gabhart. She has been a finalist for the ECPA Book of the Year and the Carol Awards, and has won two Selah Awards for Love Comes Home
. Ann and her husband enjoy country life on a farm a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky.