#BookReview A More Perfect Union by Tammye Huf @TammyeHuf @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub #ReadForever #ReadForeverPub #ReadForever2022 #AMorePerfectUnion #TammyeHuf Title: A More Perfect Union

Author: Tammye Huf

Published by: Forever on Jan. 11, 2022

Genres: Historical Fiction

Pages: 368

Format: Paperback

Source: Forever

Book Rating: 10/10

Inspired by true events, A More Perfect Union is an epic story of love and courage, desperation and determination, and three people whose lives are inescapably entwined…

Henry O’Toole sails to America in 1848 to escape the famine in Ireland, only to face anti-immigrant prejudice. Determined never to starve again, he changes his surname to Taylor and heads south to Virginia, seeking work as a traveling blacksmith on the prosperous plantations.

Torn from her home and sold to Jubilee Plantation, Sarah must navigate its intricate hierarchy. And now an enigmatic blacksmith is promising her not just the world but also her freedom. How could she say no?

Enslaved at Jubilee Plantation, Maple is desperate to return to her husband and daughter. With Sarah’s arrival, she sees her chance to be reunited at last with her family—but at what cost?


Review:

Poignant, impactful, and extremely memorable!

A More Perfect Union is a passionate, heart-wrenching tale that sweeps you away to Virginia during the mid-1800s and into the lives of Sarah, a young woman destined to live out her days as a worker on the Jubilee Plantation and property of the prosperous Master Jeremiah and Henry, an Irish immigrant whose heart sees no colour and who will do whatever it takes to spend his life with the one he loves.

The prose is expressive and rich. The characters are determined, vulnerable, and strong. And the plot is an exceptionally captivating tale about life, loss, love, hope, injustice, jealousy, guilt, self-identity, loneliness, slavery, and courage.

Overall, A More Perfect Union is a book that needs to be read. It’s a powerful, moving, beautifully written tale by Huf inspired by true-life events that, at its heart, is a magical reminder that no obstacle is too large and no challenge too difficult when it comes to love.

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Thank you to Forever & Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Tammye Huf

Tammye Huf grew up in California, before moving first to Germany and then to the UK with her husband and their three children. In more normal times, she still returns to the US regularly to catch up with friends and family. She has worked as a teacher, translator and copywriter and has published stories in Diverse Stories Quarterly, The Forge, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Storyteller, Necessary Fiction, New Plains Review and The Penman Review. She was runner-up in the 2018 London Magazine Short Story Prize.

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