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The Mapmaker's Children

The Story

Sarah Brown, daughter of famous abolitionist John Brown comes to a shocking understanding in the 1860’s – life as a woman, even a white woman is incredibly difficult, especially a woman that can never bear children.

Sarah experiences many trials and tribulations during her lifetime. She losses her father to the cause, she falls in love with a man that she can never marry, and becomes a mighty player in the Under Ground Rail Road. But is that enough?

Present day brings about a new player in the game, Eden Anderson. She lives on Apple Hill Lane in New Charlestown, West Virginia, the same house where Sarah’s love lived back in 1860. Could this be a coincidence that these two women’s lives would become so intertwined?

Eden bears the hard truth that life is never fair no matter how much time and effort you put into it. She yearns to conceive a child; to the point that the lack of a child might destroy her. Her marriage is falling apart and she knows of no way to fix it before it is too late.

How can a dog, the young neighbor girl, and a broken doll help repair her brokeness before she throws everything away.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is no less difficult in 2014 than it is in 1860. Travel between these years and learn how two women, from totally different backgrounds, have more in common than anyone ever though possible.

My Thoughts

Give me a well written historical and I will be your friend for life. I have read quiet a number of historicals lately and I am so impressed with the depth that this book went.

Sarah Brown made a lasting impression on me. Her strength, courage, and deep faith made me yearn to get out and be more. Her poise and manner are fitting of a woman in that time period yet she was just independent enough to stand out from the crowd. I truly enjoyed her character.

Oh how my heart ached for Eden. I felt the pain and suffering she was enduring, I cried when she was overwhelmed, I was angry when she hurt. She was so real that I was left breathless in some of her moments of doubt. How I cringed when she was relentless with her words…she was in so much pain.

Love found, love lost. Barreness and found children. Grace lost and then found. The ebb and flow of this mezmerizing story is one that will stay with me for a long time.

The characters were so well written that I was captured and flung into a tale that I never wanted to end. I fell in love with all of the characters and there were numerous tears from me throughout.

I am looking forward to reading more from Sarah McCoy. An amazing telling of the past and modern day, neat and tidy, a book that will leave you longing for more. Grab your copy today, you will not regret the decision to add this book to your library.

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Visit again soon to see what other books I have on my bookshelf.

In His Grace.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”




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