River to Redemption

River to Redemption

Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, twelve years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now ninete Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfie...

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Title:River to Redemption
Author:Ann H. Gabhart
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:River to Redemption
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

River to Redemption Reviews

  • Erin Laramore
    Jun 29, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

  • Robin Reynolds / October Woman
    Jul 24, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

    This was a wonderfully written story set in the 1830-40?s. It grips your heart right from the very beginning, when you see Adria?s entire family die from Cholera. Louis comes to her rescue and kindly lays her family to rest along with the many others who died from the illness. The ...

    Full review can be read here: http://lauramorningstar.com/review-ri... I don?t even know where t o start with this book it was just so freaking good, I was captivated by the story from the first page through to the very last. As I have mentioned previously on this blog I am no...

    *received from the publisher for review* The book opens when Adria is seven years old, and has just been orphaned by a cholera epidemic. The town has been devastated by the disease, with most of the townsfolk who are healthy enough to do so leaving. Louis is a slave, property of the...

  • Loraine
    Jul 26, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

  • Laura
    Jun 13, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

  • April
    Jun 15, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

  • Maureen Timerman
    Jun 25, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

  • Sunnie
    Jul 18, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

  • Laura
    Jul 18, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

    This was a wonderfully written story set in the 1830-40?s. It grips your heart right from the very beginning, when you see Adria?s entire family die from Cholera. Louis comes to her rescue and kindly lays her family to rest along with the many others who died from the illness. The ...

    Full review can be read here: http://lauramorningstar.com/review-ri... I don?t even know where t o start with this book it was just so freaking good, I was captivated by the story from the first page through to the very last. As I have mentioned previously on this blog I am no...

    *received from the publisher for review* The book opens when Adria is seven years old, and has just been orphaned by a cholera epidemic. The town has been devastated by the disease, with most of the townsfolk who are healthy enough to do so leaving. Louis is a slave, property of the...

    River to Redemption by author Ann Gabhart was magnificent. From the beginning pages I was enthralled. Dishes piled up, chores went undone, but I could not put this masterpiece down. I loved most everything about it. Set in Springfield, Kentucky during 1883 the author tackles commoners?...

    Ann H. Gabhart is quickly becoming a go-to author for engaging, historical fiction that doesn't blend in with the commonalities of its genre. Once again, in River to Redemption Gabhart has picked a fascinating part of history, in this case the city of Springfield Kentucky after a devas...

    Ann Gabhart writes heartwarming stories that turn tragedy into blessings, and despair into hope. Based on a true story, River of Hope is set in Kentucky; the year is 1833. In 1832 - 1833, a cholera epidemic swept through the United States, killing some 250,000 Americans. Additional...

  • Anna
    Sep 04, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

  • Patty
    Aug 09, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

  • Victoria W.
    Jul 27, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

    This was a wonderfully written story set in the 1830-40?s. It grips your heart right from the very beginning, when you see Adria?s entire family die from Cholera. Louis comes to her rescue and kindly lays her family to rest along with the many others who died from the illness. The ...

    Full review can be read here: http://lauramorningstar.com/review-ri... I don?t even know where t o start with this book it was just so freaking good, I was captivated by the story from the first page through to the very last. As I have mentioned previously on this blog I am no...

    *received from the publisher for review* The book opens when Adria is seven years old, and has just been orphaned by a cholera epidemic. The town has been devastated by the disease, with most of the townsfolk who are healthy enough to do so leaving. Louis is a slave, property of the...

    River to Redemption by author Ann Gabhart was magnificent. From the beginning pages I was enthralled. Dishes piled up, chores went undone, but I could not put this masterpiece down. I loved most everything about it. Set in Springfield, Kentucky during 1883 the author tackles commoners?...

    Ann H. Gabhart is quickly becoming a go-to author for engaging, historical fiction that doesn't blend in with the commonalities of its genre. Once again, in River to Redemption Gabhart has picked a fascinating part of history, in this case the city of Springfield Kentucky after a devas...

  • Connie Saunders
    Jul 02, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

  • Peggy Clayton
    Jul 23, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

  • Nyla
    Jul 18, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

    This was a wonderfully written story set in the 1830-40?s. It grips your heart right from the very beginning, when you see Adria?s entire family die from Cholera. Louis comes to her rescue and kindly lays her family to rest along with the many others who died from the illness. The ...

    Full review can be read here: http://lauramorningstar.com/review-ri... I don?t even know where t o start with this book it was just so freaking good, I was captivated by the story from the first page through to the very last. As I have mentioned previously on this blog I am no...

    *received from the publisher for review* The book opens when Adria is seven years old, and has just been orphaned by a cholera epidemic. The town has been devastated by the disease, with most of the townsfolk who are healthy enough to do so leaving. Louis is a slave, property of the...

    River to Redemption by author Ann Gabhart was magnificent. From the beginning pages I was enthralled. Dishes piled up, chores went undone, but I could not put this masterpiece down. I loved most everything about it. Set in Springfield, Kentucky during 1883 the author tackles commoners?...

  • Cheryl Baranski
    Sep 01, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

  • Becky Lewis
    Jul 23, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 11, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

  • Karen
    Jun 11, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    Jul 03, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 24, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

    This was a wonderfully written story set in the 1830-40?s. It grips your heart right from the very beginning, when you see Adria?s entire family die from Cholera. Louis comes to her rescue and kindly lays her family to rest along with the many others who died from the illness. The ...

    Full review can be read here: http://lauramorningstar.com/review-ri... I don?t even know where t o start with this book it was just so freaking good, I was captivated by the story from the first page through to the very last. As I have mentioned previously on this blog I am no...

    *received from the publisher for review* The book opens when Adria is seven years old, and has just been orphaned by a cholera epidemic. The town has been devastated by the disease, with most of the townsfolk who are healthy enough to do so leaving. Louis is a slave, property of the...

    River to Redemption by author Ann Gabhart was magnificent. From the beginning pages I was enthralled. Dishes piled up, chores went undone, but I could not put this masterpiece down. I loved most everything about it. Set in Springfield, Kentucky during 1883 the author tackles commoners?...

    Ann H. Gabhart is quickly becoming a go-to author for engaging, historical fiction that doesn't blend in with the commonalities of its genre. Once again, in River to Redemption Gabhart has picked a fascinating part of history, in this case the city of Springfield Kentucky after a devas...

    Ann Gabhart writes heartwarming stories that turn tragedy into blessings, and despair into hope. Based on a true story, River of Hope is set in Kentucky; the year is 1833. In 1832 - 1833, a cholera epidemic swept through the United States, killing some 250,000 Americans. Additional...

    River to Redemption is a refreshing, non-romance-centric (of sorts) novel based on a true story. While too character-driven for my tastes, and thus slow and meandering with little happening to pick up the pace, I enjoyed the break from the normal historical romance that this book gave ...

  • Deanne Patterson
    Jul 18, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

  • Laura Morningstar
    Jul 26, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

    This was a wonderfully written story set in the 1830-40?s. It grips your heart right from the very beginning, when you see Adria?s entire family die from Cholera. Louis comes to her rescue and kindly lays her family to rest along with the many others who died from the illness. The ...

    Full review can be read here: http://lauramorningstar.com/review-ri... I don?t even know where t o start with this book it was just so freaking good, I was captivated by the story from the first page through to the very last. As I have mentioned previously on this blog I am no...

  • Maddy
    Jul 03, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

  • Sandra
    Jul 16, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

  • Olivia
    Jun 23, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

  • Marilyn
    Aug 15, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

  • Carol
    Jul 17, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    Jun 09, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

    I love it when an author reads a historical fact and decides to create a story around it. This is what Ann H. Gabhart has done in River to Redemption. From the first page I was caught up in the lives of Adria, Louis, Matilda and Ruth in my home state of Kentucky. It is 1833 when the ch...

    I am sorry to say this is the first book I have read by Ann H. Gabhart. I can promise you this will not be my last. This is one of my favorite books so far this year. At he end of this novel, I was surprised and blessed to learn that this was about a true event. I would suggest that yo...

    Ann Gabhart is renown for heartfelt stories from small-town America and this one is no different. This book takes place in a small town of Springfield, KY in the early to mid 1800s, starting with the Cholera epidemic that swept through the world in 1833. It's then that we meet young Ad...

    Young Adria Starr knew from her early years that slavery was wrong after being cared for by Louis and Matilda, both slaves, after her family succumbed to cholera. Rivers of Redemption is a rich historical read with the detail research Ann Gabhart did for this captivating Historical Chr...

    This gripping, heart-warming story with its central theme of prayer is a beautiful story that is sure to not only entertain but to uplift your spirits. It is just what I needed to read! I was easily pulled into the story right from the beginning. The events of the Cholera epidemic swee...

    Ann Gabhart pens a painful look back at our past when not all were considered equal. To entertain the opposite thought, as a person of color could bring punishment or death; as a white, it could mean ostracization or physical danger as well. Gabhart?s narrative begins in the summ...

    This author never lets me down, her books are just fantastic and most of them I needed the kleenex box at some point in the book. This book I can't say enough except if you are looking for a book to read and to love this is the book. One gentleman has a heart of gold and is just every ...

    River To Redemption is such a heart warming, heart touching, goose bump - yes you got that right - goose bumps - story. You ask, "how can it be a goose bump story?" Well no - it is not a thriller - you get your goose bumps when you see GOD move in the lives of these characters - when y...

    It was a bit slow getting started, but I am glad I stuck with it. In the end I would love to read more of Adria and Ruth?s story! Not sure if there?s going to be a sequel but I think the opportunity is definitely there. ...

    This was a wonderfully written story set in the 1830-40?s. It grips your heart right from the very beginning, when you see Adria?s entire family die from Cholera. Louis comes to her rescue and kindly lays her family to rest along with the many others who died from the illness. The ...

  • Kee Hoo
    May 18, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...

    Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man wh...

    {3.5 stars} *I received this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own* I was pulled in by the first page, drawn into the sorrow of the losses during a Cholera outbreak, and taken through the journey of Adri...

    I have truly enjoyed this author's writings. This one grabs you from the first and keeps holding your attention to the very end. What a moving story about a very sweet little girl. Her story is remarkable. It's very touching. You will love how the historical events give you an understa...

    River to Redemption is a great book! I really enjoy books by Ann Gabhart and this book was just as fantastic as her other books. This book does not disappoint, especially with the history and time period in which this book was written for. The characters are fantastic and the faith the...

    From the moment I began, to the very last page the author drew me in with this story. I was fully immersed and living in the period, and life was not easy, and then I read that although fiction, this story is based on fact and Louis was a real person. The author gives a great look at ...

    The cholera epidemic of 1833 has hit Springfield, Kentucky. Those who could fleed the town, leaving behind the ill and a few slaves. Louis, owned by the hotel proprietor, remained behind, burying the dead and caring for the sick. Adria Starr was orphaned at the age of seven after her...

    I can always count on an Ann Gabhart book to be good. And River to Redemption lived up to my expectations and more. What surprised me most about this book was the comments at the end. It was based on a true story and so it makes the story all the more poignant. Set during the choler...

    A compelling story based on a bit of real history, set in antebellum Kentucky! An unlikely group of people are brought together because of a tragic event: the cholera epidemic of 1833. A young orphaned girl finds shelter and friendship with the help of slaves who come to her aid. Skipp...

    River to Redemption is a emotionally moving work of fiction by Ann H. Gabhart. This power story of a little girl that is orphaned in this epidemic cared for by a couple of slaves until she is taken in by a widow. Adria yearns to do what is right by those that have taken care of her. Ev...

    River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart is a poignant and riveting story set in 1834 Kentucky during a time of the devastating cholera epidemic. Courage, betrayal, and honor with have readers turning pages as they follow Adria Starr and Louis, a slave who chose to save lives instead of g...

    When she was seven, Adria Starr's whole world fell apart. Her mama, daddy, and little brother all fell victim to a cholera epidemic that struck their small Kentucky town. A local man (who fled the town at the first whisper of disease), owned a slave named Louis who stayed & did wha...

  • Jen.
    Jul 10, 2018

    One of my favorite books I've read this year. I love a book that challenges me. How did this one challenge me? It had information about the cholera epidemic of 1833 which challenged me to look up more information about it. I love when a book does this. The author has evidently done her...

    4.5 stars What a beautiful book this was. The author portrays the time period and hardships they went through perfectly. I was immediately drawn into this story and found myself picking it up every chance I got. The book starts out with Adria ( one of the main characters ) as j...

    . . BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sometimes I struggle to write that Five Star Review because, honestly, all I really want to do is tell everyone to go out and buy a copy of the book. And then give it a hug. This book is such a huggable book. A super fantastic huggable book! River to Redem...