Journey to Freedom [Kindle Edition]
Book Description Publication Date: April 3, 2012 An unlikely meeting... Marrissa is running away, as fast as her feet can carry her. After enduring the abuse at the hands of her employer for years, she has finally found the strength to strike out on her own, and now she has been unceremoniously thrust into an adventure with a man she doesn't know. But things become more serious when she and her companion are taken in by the Cherokee. After enduring attempts on her life at the hands of a jealous wife, Marrissa must once again leave people behind and make her own way. But this time she might be leaving true love behind. An undying devotion... Greggory longs to be a free man. Facing the violent prejudices against him as a half breed, and running from the high price set on his head by the owner of the plantation he used to belong to, he never expected to find peace and happiness with the young woman at his side. But the more time he spends with Marrissa, the more he realizes she is the one for him, and when evidence points to her untimely demise, he vows to gain his freedom and love no one else. But fate might not be done with him yet, and Greggory may have a second chance at the life he first glimpsed in Marrissa's eyes. A timeless love... Set amid the tumultuous backdrop of the American Civil War, Journey to Freedom, chronicles the harrowing misadventures of two star-crossed lovers through nineteenth century America, battling violence, prejudice, and the inherent struggles of their time. Join author K-Trina Meador for a touching saga of love, faith, and survival.
Editorial Reviews From the Back Cover see product description About the Author Author K Meador lives in Cross Plains, Texas. She is the mother of two sons and a licensed aircraft mechanic. Writing has always been her first love with aviaiton coming in second.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! Hope and Love Amid War and Discord July 25, 2012 By D. Miller Format:Perfect Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase The Journey to Freedom made me feel as if I were right in the era of racism and prejudice with Marissa and Greggory. The author makes the characters feel just as real as your own family. The story of their struggles, abuse, and courage captivated me and left me wanting more. The graphic detail provided the imagery to help me understand the nation as it was around the Civil War time period, when people distrusted and feared each other's differences. Although Journey to Freedom is filled with interesting characters, Carmen and Charles are one of the reasons I love this book. The atmosphere at their home is portrayed to be a safe haven, and their presence offers unconditional love and hope to all. When one of the younger characters was caught in a situation, I was quietly chanting in my mind for Carmen or Charles to come to the rescue, because the author did a fantastic job of creating a trust between the reader and these characters. I highly recommend, but be prepared for an emotional ride when you read this one!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars Journey to Freedom October 3, 2012 By jenny z Format:Kindle Edition **This book was given to me for free by the author for an honest review.* What I liked: K Meador does a wonderful job with the imagery and the characters are well written. I was fully engaged in the first 12 chapters of the book and I really enjoyed the end. The struggles the characters must go through to reach where they need to be in life is quite extraordinary. K does a great job of putting emotion into writing and making it come to life for the reader. The "journey" is one worth taking if you really love historical/Christian fiction. What I didn't like:
The switching of POV between more than two characters and that the description doesn't mention it being Christian fiction. However, those are just personal preferences.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Pulls you In May 6, 2012 By ajrosalez Format:Perfect Paperback I really really enjoyed reading this book!! Im not a huge reader like most of my family but I could not put this one down!! K. Meador put together a wonderful story, keeping you realed in for the finish! A must read!! :)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Family Read November 12, 2012 By Paulette Mahurin Format:Kindle Edition K Meador's Journey to Freedom is an epic tale, of love and tragedy, of want and devastation, of passion and bigotry, set in a time of shame for those with hearts unable to encompass compassion for all. What starts out as a story about a couple Marissa and Greggory turns into an extended story of those they friend, all melding into family, where love abounds. What starts out as a search and escape for freedom twists and turns into marriage, family, separation, and ultimately finding God. It's a sweet read, an easy read, a good family and Christian read, that Meador put her heart in to.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Where do I begin? March 27, 2012 By Shirley803 Format:Perfect Paperback This book grabs you from the start. I felt as if I were there as characters were on the run. I felt the fear as tragic situations occurred. I felt the emotions as characters fell in love. I felt the sorrow of death. I felt the lure of the Spirit as the Bible was shared. K-Trina has a way of pulling you into the story and then telling the story in such a way you truly experience it as you read. I didn't want to put the book down, but life made me! So I often found myself daydreaming about what might happen next until I could pick the book back up again! I highly recommend this book! I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read October 20, 2013 By Scarlett Koettel Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a book that once you start reading that you just can't nor want to put down. It will make you laugh one minute then bring you to tears the next. You feel the struggles of the characters, their pain and heart ache but you also feel their determination and hope. I have read it twice already it's that good of a book and it justs gets better with each reading.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars A Journey to Freedom July 10, 2013 By David Procter Format:Perfect Paperback "When i was a child i spoke as a child, I understood as a child and thought as a child. But when i became a man i put childish thoughts behind me" Corinthians 1-13-11 sums this book up nicely. The author takes us on a journey from slavery to freedom, from childhood to adulthood. Her characters grow up and become men in every sense of the word. Set against the horrors of the American civil war the story has everything a reader might desire tragedy, love, hope. The pace is steady, the story compelling the characters believable. if i were to be critical in any way i would perhaps have suggested one final edit but that is being pinicity. All in all a very enjoyable story from an author with obvious talent. well doneâ€Ś â€ş See all 26 customer reviews (newest first)