The Voyage of Promise: Grace in Africa Series #2 Kindle Edition
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As I read about Grace's adventures in the first book and neared the ending of this book, I had the feeling that book 2 didn't have as much action/adventure as book 1 had, and as book 3 seems bound to have. I still enjoyed the story and found it easy to be drawn into its pages. Kay writes with such blatant truth--never pulling any punching in regards to the slave trade and how slaves were treated--you are sure to learn something new through The Voyage of Promise. Though she doesn't hide the horrors of the slave trade, there wasn't anything inappropriate in this book. Besides the mention of one sailor trying to get frisky with Grace, nothing else even caught my attention as something that readers need be warned about.
The story often changed to another character's point of view (POV) throughout the book, without so much as a sentence break. While this didn't ruin the story or confuse me, it took me a while to get used to it. There were many characters in this story that, I felt, had been in the first book. While I did learn a little bit about them, I had the feeling that they were spoken of more in depth in the first book.Read more ›
The second book in the Grace in Africa series, Voyage of Promise, gives the reader an almost too-close experience on board a slave ship bound for England in the late 1700s. Being in the mind and heart of a man living this horror will change you. Our story's heroine, Grace Winslow--the estranged daughter of an African princess and a British slave ship owner--believes she will be reunited with Cabeto, her African husband, in London and live a life of happiness together, in spite of the murder of their son and being ripped away from all they knew and loved in Africa. Little does she know her husband is bound for the Americas--and no one in London, not even her own father, is interested in helping her. She unknowingly becomes embroiled in an unpopular anti-slavery movement, which turns sour and puts her in harms way--a place she has become rather used to. Grace is determined, resourceful--and, yes, sometimes impulsive and foolhardy. But she represents what is best in those who truly care about making a difference in our world. And she believes that she, like the biblical Queen Esther, was born "for such a time as this."
If you love historical fiction, you will love this series. Be prepared to care again--to learn something--and to lose yourself in another place and time, at least for a few hours. Kay Marshall Strom never disappoints.
I read the books out of order, as I obtained the last book, Triumph of Grace, first. Then I read Call of Zulina, and lastly, Voyage of Promise. I have found the entire trilogy to be well-written and believable. Admittedly I am no historian, but nothing leaps out as inconsistent with my limited knowledge of the period. The Christian theme that runs throughout is not over-done, and seems integral to the story rather than overlaid or forced.
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Very good, moving book. Although fiction, I am sure some similar things happened.Published 15 months ago by email@example.com
Really good at making me see slavery during that time period from the point of view of those who were taken from their homes. Well written, many heart-breaking pictures in it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by deedee
THE BEST!!!!!!!! No one can ever write a better series than this one. Great all the way and hope to have the same.Published on May 19, 2014 by Pat
Loved the whole series. Great historical fiction, not a "romance" at all although there is a love story in it.Published on October 19, 2013 by T. Moody
This book was a good read with wonderful characters that pulled at your heart and mind. I do not know if it is a true story containing some of the African American's history or not... Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by DeNisa Howe
A painful look at the reality of the African slave trade and how it damaged all those involved. A sad but hopeful book. The second in a series.Published on August 21, 2013 by Melissa J. Covaleski
This is the second book of Grace. The first was fine but the second one has more depth to the story of Grace.Published on June 12, 2013 by Geraldine
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