Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Freedom Bound by Jean Rae Baxter

This is the final instalment of Jean Rae Baxter’s best-selling young adult trilogy. Eighteen-year-old Charlotte sails from Canada to Charleston during these final months of the American Revolution.

Charlotte needs all her wit and courage when she has to rescue Nick from being tortured as a spy in an alligator-infested South Carolina swamp. She must also find ways to bring freedom to a pair of teenage runaway slaves she has befriended.

Freedom Bound delivers a frank and realistic picture of the slave system and a powerful account of what was at stake for both white and black Loyalists as they prepared to find a new home in the country that was soon to be Canada.

Like The Way Lies North and Broken Trail, the two novels that preceded it, Freedom Bound contains a wealth of carefully researched historical details of one of the least known chapters of our history.

Freedom Bound will be released Febraury 1, 2012. and will be available in bookstores or directly from the publisher, Ronsdale Press. But you can buy a signed copy from the author at the "How to Write Great Characters" workshop on February 4, where Jean will be the guest speaker. Details here.

See Brian Henry's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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