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Panther Mountain: Caroline's Story Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Even though most families in the area do not own slaves, Panther Mountain is torn by the issue of slavery just like eastern and western Virginia. Caroline’s family is Methodist Episcopalian and resolutely against slavery but others, even within the church, do not feel the same way and eventually this leads to the split of the church and life-long friends. Aid given to a runaway slave and nearby Civil War battles add excitement to Caroline’s story.
Panther Mountain: Caroline's Story is historical fiction based on a love letter kept through the generations of the author’s family. Caroline is the author’s great-great grandmother and the amount of research spent on the time period is evident in the writing. I’ve read a lot of books about the Civil War era; few have pulled me back in time like this book. Circuit riders/traveling pastors, camp meetings, the general store, newspapers and even food and clothing are described in great detail and add to the authenticity of the tale. I really enjoyed Panther Mountain: Caroline's Story and I highly recommend it!
I gave this story four stars because it seemed a little one-dimensional. The main character, Caroline never really showed any emotional struggle or "character arc". There was only one scene that created emotional tension: when Caroline is faced with an old friend who rescues her and her family from enemy troops.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes genuine history, but it is not for those looking for "historical romance".