Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Waiting on Wednesday: Seeking Eden by Anne Turnbull
Will and Susanna Heywood, now in their thirties, move, with their four children, to Pennsylvania, where freedom of religious thought is everyone's right. This is the story of their eldest child, Josiah, who finds work with George Bainbrigg in the dock area of Philadelphia and falls in love with his daughter, Kate. When they travel to Barbados on business and stay with Friends who are harassed by local laws, Josiah is shocked to learn that Quakers have slaves and that his boss deals in the slave trade. Once they return home, Josiah and Kate try to help two slaves who are in love, Antony and Patience, to attain their freedom - knowing the risks involved may result in lives that are even more unbearable.
I read and loved the first two books in this series, No Shame, No Fear, and Forged in the Fire, several years ago. Those books told the story of Will and Susanna's romance (and I highly recommend them!) and I can't wait to read this book to find out what happened next to them and their family.