- File Size: 3824 KB
- Print Length: 255 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Media (January 12, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 12, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0789L3T7Z
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,286 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$7.99|
Save $4.00 (50%)
Oney: My Escape From Slavery Kindle Edition
Kindle Feature Spotlight
See the Best Books of 2018
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Showing 1-8 of 22 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Author: Diana Rubino & Piper Huguley
Publisher: Endeavour Media
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Oney: My Escape From Slavery" by Diana Rubino & Piper Huguley
This story will leave one with so many emotions in this well told historical fiction story about Oney. These two authors really give the readers quite a read [escaping from slavery] where you will see good times and also horrible times that happened around Oney Judge as she seeks her freedom from a most powerful family of the United States. "Oney" is definitely one of those reads that will give you a lot to ponder over long after the read. I will also say this is one of those stories that you will have to be ready for because there is a little bit of it all as one can imagine from the title of the novel "Oney: My Escape From Slavery."
Thanks to the authors who capture more of the emotion of not only Oney but Martha Washington, these historical figures come alive. The descriptions of every day life for the Washingtons and those owned by them is excellent. Their motivations are explored in such a way the reader wonders what they would do in the situations described. History becomes page turning entertainment without stretching what might have been said or happened. Again, historical fiction done right. Oney is just that.
Oney is a woman of perseverance, grit and willingness to do what needs to be done to gain her freedom from the most famous and powerful man in the young country of America. Her love of family and longing for freedom shine brightly as I read. A page turner for me as well as an excellent history lesson (yes, I compared the information of non-fiction and fiction).
I am especially appreciative of the authors' creation of Oney's voice. Often fiction, especially historical, includes characters' voices being stereotypic, wince-worthy and disrespectful. Thanks to Dr. Huguley's scholarship and excellent partnering by both authors, I heard Oney's voice as a real person's.
This is the best book I've read so far this year and makes me want to seek out more fictionalized biographies of historical figures.
Oney's life was informative how she lived after that period.