Freedom's Touch by Sarita Leone
The Legacy of the Brooch Book 2
The Wild Rose Press
Historical Romance/Fiction
Reviewed by Tanya

   

 

Deidre and Patrick are setting out from Ireland with each other as well as a snippet of a rose bush and the family Celtic Brooch.  They start to wonder if they will survive the sea voyage, but as the story progresses you realize they do.

Kay has inherited the Celtic Brooch from her ancestors.  Now more than 200 years after Deidre and Patrickís voyage it is being used as part of the secret Underground Railroad signal system.  She is one of the many women left behind in the Pennsylvania countryside near Gettysburg when their men went off to fight in the Civil War.  She and her sister-in-law continue to run the family store and hope that their men will be home again soon.  As Kay sees her sister-in-law continue to thrive in her pregnancy she again wanders how she can get Nolan to marry her, or at least lay with her on his infrequent visits home.  She finally is given the opportunity to have him marry her and jumps at it.

As Gettysburg looms Kay gives the Brooch to her husband Nolan to sell, or trade for whatever the Union army needs to help further its cause.  Will they ever see the Brooch again and will it continue to provide the luck it has in the past?

Freedomís Touch is a wonderful heartfelt story about love, struggle, freedom and loss.  I thoroughly enjoyed the latest chapter of the Celtic Brooch, from itís entry into the United States to its furthering the cause of freedom in the Civil War.  The author did a fine job of portraying the need for secrecy while still acting on oneís beliefs.  Having been to the general area portrayed in the story she also did a wonderful job giving the lay of the land as well as the actions around the war.  Freedomís Touch is a wonderful story for those who like reading an inspirational love story as well as the struggles around the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.

     

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