“Honor” by Lyn Cote

I just finished reading an extremely good novel.  “Honor” by Lyn Cote will become a favorite of mine.  The novel brings to light the social injustices that were prevalent in the United States in the early 1800’s.  Honor Penworthy is a Quaker.  She lives with her grandfather who is a plantation owner in Maryland.  He is dying and Honor is his heiress.  However, because of her abolitionist leanings, the grandfather leaves the plantation to a cousin.  Honor had planned to free the plantation’s slaves and sell it.  However she is left with her maid, her personal belongings and $100.  She and her maid Royale travel to Pittsburg to a distant relative.  Upon her arrival many situations occur that cause Honor’s passion for the emancipation of the slaves and the equal treatment of women and the disabled in society to blossom.  How she deals with abolition, politics, and her personal life is the gist of this story.
I found this book to be very enlightening and I highly recommend it.  I received free print copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in return for my honest review.

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