The Abolitionist's Daughter

The Abolitionist's Daughter

Diane C. McPhail / Aug 17, 2019

The Abolitionist s Daughter In her sweeping debut Diane C McPhail offers a powerful profoundly emotional novel that explores a little known aspect of Civil War history Southern Abolitionists and the timeless struggle to do

  • Title: The Abolitionist's Daughter
  • Author: Diane C. McPhail
  • ISBN: 149672030X
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In her sweeping debut, Diane C McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little known aspect of Civil War history Southern Abolitionists and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family Judge In her sweeping debut, Diane C McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little known aspect of Civil War history Southern Abolitionists and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily s companion and often her conscience and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face Yet even Ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set in motion as Nathan s family arrives at the Matthews farm.A young doctor, Charles Slate, tends to injured Nathan and begins to court Emily, finally persuading her to become his wife But their union is disrupted by a fatal clash and a lie that will tear two families apart As Civil War erupts, Emily, Ginny, and Emily s stoic mother in law, Adeline, each face devastating losses Emily sheltered all her life is especially unprepared for the hardships to come Struggling to survive in this raw, shifting new world, Emily will discover untapped inner strength, an unlikely love, and the courage to confront deep, painful truths In the tradition of Cold Mountain, The Abolitionist s Daughter eschews stereotypes of the Civil War South, instead weaving an intricate and unforgettable story of survival, loyalty, hope, and redemption Get A Copy Kindle Store CAOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 304 pages Expected publication April 30th 2019 by John Scognamiglio Book More Details ISBN 149672030X ISBN13 9781496720306 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Abolitionists Daughter by Diane C McPhail Author Release date Apr 30, 2019 ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF THE ABOLITIONIST S DAUGHTER BY DIANE C MCPHAIL In her sweeping debut, Diane C McPhail offers a powerful, prof ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF THE ABOLITIONIST S DAUGHTER BY DIANE C MCPHAIL In her sweeping debut, Diane C McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little known aspect of Civil War history Southern Abolitionists and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict.On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily s companion and often her conscience and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face Yet even Ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set in motion as Nathan s family arrives at the Matthews farm.A young doctor, Charles Slate, tends to injured Nathan and begins to court Emily, finally persuading her to become his wife But their union is disrupted by a fatal clash and a lie that will tear two families apart As Civil War erupts, Emily, Ginny, and Emily s stoic mother in law, Adeline, each face devastating losses Emily sheltered all her life is especially unprepared for the hardships to come Struggling to survive in this raw, shifting new world, Emily will discover untapped inner strength, an unlikely love, and the courage to confront deep, painful truths Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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despite it being historical fiction, the book felt very timely, featuring characters and themes that are necessary for readers today This story was powerful and emotional both heartwarming and heartbreaking And for all the horrors depicted in this book, there s a lot of light and hope, too I highly recommend it flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 26, 2018 Alan Hlad rated it it was amazing I was fortunate to read an advanced copy of this book Meticulously researched and beautifully written, The Abolitionist s Daughter is a poignant Civil War tale of love, justice, and redemption It s a stunning, stellar debut novel by an incredibly gifted author flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 04, 2019 Sherri rated it it was amazing I was fortunate to receive an advance copy from a Giveaway just in time to take with me to Jamaica Started reading on the airplane and instantly became wrapped up in the well written story The dark era of slavery continues to be a stain in the history of the US and yet this cast of characters provided the reader with the other side of the moral issue The depth of relationships and the way they survived is so well written Personally, I m looking forward to either a continuation of the familie I was fortunate to receive an advance copy from a Giveaway just in time to take with me to Jamaica Started reading on the airplane and instantly became wrapped up in the well written story The dark era of slavery continues to be a stain in the history of the US and yet this cast of characters provided the reader with the other side of the moral issue The depth of relationships and the way they survived is so well written Personally, I m looking forward to either a continuation of the families story or another fresh novel from Diane McPhail flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves historical fiction, giveaways Set against the background of the Civil War The Abolitionist s Daughter tells the story of Emily Matthews a young woman living in rural Greensboro, Mississippi Her father, Judge Matthews, owns slaves but provides them with an education and has signed certificates of emancipation for each of them, believing strongly in their right to be free Emily has a close relationship with her father, her brother Will, and many of the Negroes who work on their farm, especially Ginny, in whose care she has b Set against the background of the Civil War The Abolitionist s Daughter tells the story of Emily Matthews a young woman living in rural Greensboro, Mississippi Her father, Judge Matthews, owns slaves but provides them with an education and has signed certificates of emancipation for each of them, believing strongly in their right to be free Emily has a close relationship with her father, her brother Will, and many of the Negroes who work on their farm, especially Ginny, in whose care she has been entrusted since her mother died when she was very young During the course of the novel, successive senseless tragedies separate Emily from those closest to her With each loss she struggles to recover from the absence of those dear to her and leans heavily on the slaves who surround her and understand her better than she understands herself.I truly appreciate the care Diane McPhail took in creating a detailed image in the reader s eye of Emily s world Emily s interaction with nature throughout this work makes her a completely endearing character I particularly enjoyed the passage where she follows the bunting and as well as the one she finds delight in the chicken laying blue colored eggs.I was very fortunate to have received this book as a giveaway Whenever I picked this book up it held me spellbound I would have finished it in much less time had I read it at different time of the year as December is a busy month for me.Although the sequence of events included is quite adequate to weave this tale, I would love to have had a chapter or two giving insight to Emily s life prior to the start of the story as is I felt like it took me awhile to get to know her and what was going on inside her head Including a vignette of Emily and Belinda in their time together at school and a scene which portrays the chemistry between Emily and her brothers in an earlier time would help the reader to know her a bit better sooner and give depth to the story flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Diane Fogel rated it it was amazing Shelves give a ways read I was fortunate enough to win a copy of this wonderful book.Very well written and the story pulled me in to the lives of the characters with ease I am not the best at writing reviews so bare with me here I found the struggles of the women and the slaves pull at my heart, and the lies that destroyed the families and separated them from each other during a very difficult time in American History gripping I suspected the real person who killed Emily s father was not her husband, and it was not r I was fortunate enough to win a copy of this wonderful book.Very well written and the story pulled me in to the lives of the characters with ease I am not the best at writing reviews so bare with me here I found the struggles of the women and the slaves pull at my heart, and the lies that destroyed the families and separated them from each other during a very difficult time in American History gripping I suspected the real person who killed Emily s father was not her husband, and it was not revealed until the end who really was responsible It was a true tragedy that others had to die for that persons sins flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 17, 2018 George Johnson rated it it was amazing I had the privilege of reading an ARC and I don t know when was the last time I was captured by a book This is one you just cannot put down Brilliantly written, it is a series of stories that will put you on the edge of your chair This writer made me feel that I was there in pre civil war Mississippi I was not aware of there being abolitionists in the South and of all places, Mississippi The Judge, naive enough to believe slavery would soon be abolished, broke the law by having his slaves e I had the privilege of reading an ARC and I don t know when was the last time I was captured by a book This is one you just cannot put down Brilliantly written, it is a series of stories that will put you on the edge of your chair This writer made me feel that I was there in pre civil war Mississippi I was not aware of there being abolitionists in the South and of all places, Mississippi The Judge, naive enough to believe slavery would soon be abolished, broke the law by having his slaves educated by the same teachers who taught his own children After they were free he wanted them to be well prepared for the opportunities ahead I was told that this was McPhail s first book which is very hard to believe flag 2 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 06, 2019 Melanie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Too quickly we forget the Civil War s shadow in our history We must own stories such as this one, and remember the tragic time in our history when the lives of so many were turned inside out, families torn apart, and atrocities beyond imagination took place With the understanding of a therapist, the heart of a priest, and the keen eye of an artist, all of which she is, Diane McPhail brings back to life in her first novel, The Abolitionist s Daughter, the Civil War story which happened in her o Too quickly we forget the Civil War s shadow in our history We must own stories such as this one, and remember the tragic time in our history when the lives of so many were turned inside out, families torn apart, and atrocities beyond imagination took place With the understanding of a therapist, the heart of a priest, and the keen eye of an artist, all of which she is, Diane McPhail brings back to life in her first novel, The Abolitionist s Daughter, the Civil War story which happened in her own small Mississippi town As the tensions of the looming Civil War mounted in the town, parallel tensions and personal horrors were happening in the daily lives of those soon to be caught up in the conflict We experience their heightening fear, anger, and hatred, propelling some into unparalleled acts of violence And, we experience the hope, faith and love of others, whose higher values hold fast amidst their crumbling world We experience love betrayed and family loyalties shattered And, gratefully, we experience the indefatigable human spirit which even through suffering and sorrow reaches out to connect and rebuild.Through her fine writing, Diane weaves the reader into the lives of slave owners and slaves, neighbors and families, and in each we find our own strengths and weaknesses The Abolitionists s Daughter is a true story, well remembered May the healing power of its retelling spread far and wide flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Ruth Claiborne rated it it was amazing review of another edition In her debut novel, Diane McPhail seamlessly weaves together what she knows from her painstaking research of Civil War and family history, enhanced by details of everyday life growing from her informed and rich imagination Reading about the abolitionist Judge Matthews and his courageous daughter Emily inspired me and sparked curiosity about my own family during the Civil War Emily faces and survives a series of almost unbearable hardships with ever growing strength and poise, without bitternes In her debut novel, Diane McPhail seamlessly weaves together what she knows from her painstaking research of Civil War and family history, enhanced by details of everyday life growing from her informed and rich imagination Reading about the abolitionist Judge Matthews and his courageous daughter Emily inspired me and sparked curiosity about my own family during the Civil War Emily faces and survives a series of almost unbearable hardships with ever growing strength and poise, without bitterness, and with her essential goodness intact Emily and all of McPhail s characters ring true Her descriptive prose is delightful the plot is exceptionally well developed, and at times riveting Expect the unexpected in this suspenseful novel flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Tom Claiborne rated it it was amazing review of another edition I usually just read nonfiction and stay away from novels but I was given an advanced copy to read on an upcoming trip and immediately became completely engrossed after a few pages The attention to detail concerning a lifestyle and time so different from my own was quite impressive I learned so much about rural life in the pre Civil War South The plot was suspenseful that make it hard to put the book down Themes of sin, love, forgiveness, and redemption were readily apparent I was quite surp I usually just read nonfiction and stay away from novels but I was given an advanced copy to read on an upcoming trip and immediately became completely engrossed after a few pages The attention to detail concerning a lifestyle and time so different from my own was quite impressive I learned so much about rural life in the pre Civil War South The plot was suspenseful that make it hard to put the book down Themes of sin, love, forgiveness, and redemption were readily apparent I was quite surprised to learn that this was the author s first novel It felt like reading To Kill a Mocking Bird or Gone with The Wind for the first time This would also be a wonderful book to turn into a movie I would recommend this book to all readers flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Barbara DeMaire rated it it was amazing review of another edition Diane McPhail has written this story with a tender heart Through her vivid descriptions and use of similes and comparisons, you can see, hear and feel the characters difficulties and conflicts This story contains murder, mayhem, lynching, emotional problems, jealousy, love, sex and many secrets all taking place between two families in a bitter quarrel Like reading, Cold Mountain or To Kill a Mockingbird this historical fiction is a truly memorable, enduring and emotional story of Emily Matth Diane McPhail has written this story with a tender heart Through her vivid descriptions and use of similes and comparisons, you can see, hear and feel the characters difficulties and conflicts This story contains murder, mayhem, lynching, emotional problems, jealousy, love, sex and many secrets all taking place between two families in a bitter quarrel Like reading, Cold Mountain or To Kill a Mockingbird this historical fiction is a truly memorable, enduring and emotional story of Emily Matthews Slate, as she struggles to understand her role in a life of secrets flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jan 16, 2019 Nancy Price rated it liked it Shelves giveaways, historical fiction I received a copy of this book in a giveaway.This book provided an interesting perspective on the Civil War, focusing on the family of an abolitionist in the Deep South The book was well written, and I thought the depictions of slave life were especially well done My biggest problem with the book was that I found so few of the characters likable, and those I did had very limited roles I can appreciate the attempt to show the long term effects of trauma, but I lost patience with the I received a copy of this book in a giveaway.This book provided an interesting perspective on the Civil War, focusing on the family of an abolitionist in the Deep South The book was well written, and I thought the depictions of slave life were especially well done My biggest problem with the book was that I found so few of the characters likable, and those I did had very limited roles I can appreciate the attempt to show the long term effects of trauma, but I lost patience with the main character I also felt that there were too many storylines, not all of which were fully resolved flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Nov 30, 2018 M rated it it was amazing Shelves good reads It was a good read flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Everett Tarbox rated it it was amazing The Abolitionist s Daughter captivated me immediately I read it in three days, including reading well into the night I found a side of the pre Civil War with which I was not familiar, nor I suspect would be many of the other readers that of the Southern Abolitionists Most amazing to me was the author s attention to details She has a vivid imagination which made many of the scenes come to life.My favorite character was Ginny, who served as the voice of Emily s conscience, as well as close fri The Abolitionist s Daughter captivated me immediately I read it in three days, including reading well into the night I found a side of the pre Civil War with which I was not familiar, nor I suspect would be many of the other readers that of the Southern Abolitionists Most amazing to me was the author s attention to details She has a vivid imagination which made many of the scenes come to life.My favorite character was Ginny, who served as the voice of Emily s conscience, as well as close friend Her life revealed a side of the South with which I was not familiar that of an intelligent educated slave I found the novel s portrayal of the suffering of Southern women, both black and white, especially moving, as well as revealing emotional trauma The author s insight into the struggle over wealth and land was a theme that undergirded the novel, adding another dimension of depth to the story Ironically the actual Civil War played a secondary role In the unfolding story.Finally, I was deeply moved by the persistence and strength of the characters who survived and in a way conquered their post Civil War existence I highly recommend the book flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Oct 09, 2018 Connie Jacobus rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Abolitionist s DaughterJust finished reading an advanced copy.Within the ebb and flow of this epic story is a surprising grace, wisdom and hope shared and reflected, which makes this book a read and journey worth taking You will be lifted up and carried through the brokeness inherent to this time in our history and delivered into a special place where your heart can rest flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Sep 26, 2018 Carolyn A rated it it was amazing compelling writing by a nuanced author the subject is timely and the Abolitionists Daughter adds a new perspective to slavery by an insider on the outside worth the read delightful flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Nov 03, 2018 Jane Jerry rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Abolitionist s Daughter by Diane Cox McPhail tells the story of two families interwoven by marriage during seven years of the Civil War One family is headed by a Judge Matthews who believed all slaves should be free, yet he himself owned slaves Nevertheless, he imparts his values of justice and freedom to his daughter, Emily One thing the Judge cannot impart to Emily because she s a woman is land The other family is headed by Adeline Slate, the wife of a fellow who becomes a drun The Abolitionist s Daughter by Diane Cox McPhail tells the story of two families interwoven by marriage during seven years of the Civil War One family is headed by a Judge Matthews who believed all slaves should be free, yet he himself owned slaves Nevertheless, he imparts his values of justice and freedom to his daughter, Emily One thing the Judge cannot impart to Emily because she s a woman is land The other family is headed by Adeline Slate, the wife of a fellow who becomes a drunkard even after pouring the breath of life into his beloved though fragile daughter Belinda His sons covet land and when the Emily and her brother Will marry Charles and his sister Belinda, the plot literally thickens all the while proving that blood really is thicker than water.It takes only the opening paragraph to be hooked by this historical novel Heat hung fierce for spring over the town of Greensboro, Mississippi, the late sunlight flickering in dusty rays A breeze that might have otherwise refreshed only added to the oppressive atmosphere, diving in gusts to trouble the crinolined skirts of the ladies along the boardwalk Except for the few accompanied by personal slaves, the women struggled wit their parcels as they clutched their bonnets close against a dry haze of dust unfurled in the wake of passing arts Nailed to the livery stable, a slave auction notice snapped in the gritty air In that short description I could feel the heat, hear the flap, imagine the crinolined steps, and be plunged into a time that separated North from South and created chasms and attitudes that exist to this day.The plot line is compelling and pulls the reader along like a length of yarn pulls a cat The characters develop naturally as they endure the challenge of eking out livelihoods even while war is fought on their own soil It s an enormous challenge that is complicated by the tragic circumstances of two families torn apart by circumstances, betrayal, lust for land and the perplexing changes in their social status.The people and their relationships are believable each with his or her own weaknesses and foibles, the men as well as the women airing their their prejudices, vulnerabilities, doubts and inbred loyalties during the course of the War.I miss these people already the characters who bring The Abolitionist s Daughter to life like friends who have moved across country For the first time I realized that of course many abolitionists were also slave owners and while they believed that slavery was wrong they were also hogtied by a law that made manumission the liberation of slaves illegal In this Abolitionist s case Judge Matthews defies laws by holding a school in his library the very act of teaching slaves to read was also illegal.As engrossing as the story line is, I found McPhail s writing just as captivating As I sailed along engrossed in the story, I was equally willing to slow down and savor her descriptions, which are poetic and real and utterly unselfconscious Particularly Book Two Death is completely believable, despite the darkness, chaos, mob of crazed people and violence Adeline folded over her son Hammond , cradled his wounded head in her lap and rocked Charles stood abandoned, sequestered, his face and clothes spattered with a web of blood and brains He knelt and laid his hand over the obscene, intimate opening in Hammond s skull Flickering through Adeline s memory a faint image Hammond s head at birth, her several babies heads, the blood, the mucus, the soft spot in the newborn skull unclosed and vulnerable McPhail forced me to consider and managed to help me understand on a visceral level some aspects of history that until now I truly only paid lip service to, including some commonly held beliefs of right and wrong But how do you right wrongs that multiply the wrongs in righting them In McPhail s case, by writing them I was fortunate to be able to read an advance reader s edition It goes on sale April 30, 2019 flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Jan 28, 2019 Jessica rated it did not like it review of another edition Recommends it for no one Recommended to Jessica by the cover Shelves gave up on The writing was bland, the characters one dimensional and impossible to form any kind of attachment to The plot was seemingly purposeless and was filled with rape Most of the characters were either immoral or uncaring, yet their actions were stated in such a detached and description less manner that I didn t even really find myself disliking them, I just didn t care flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Jessica rated it liked it review of another edition There were too many stories throughout the book that went unanswered or were incompletely and somewhat unnecessary The peak points of the book were exciting however the rest was bland and boring A decent book but not one I would recommend flag Like see review Sep 26, 2018 Diane C rated it it was amazing Review from the author Shelves delete I don t have any idea how, but somehow, a reader s review showed up as a review by me Have not been able to delete from showing as mine, although it also shows up under his review I m hoping this edited notations will solve the problem I m promoting my book, but I m not reviewing my own flag Like see review Brandi rated it it was ok Nov 08, 2018 JB Coram rated it it was amazing Oct 04, 2018 Elliot rated it it was amazing Sep 26, 2018 Jan 23, 2019 J Else added it Shelves historical novel society reviews Review to be posted via the Historical Novel Society at historicalnovelsociety flag Like see review Oct 24, 2018 Diane C rated it it was amazing Review from the author review of another edition Like E J rated it it was amazing Nov 02, 2018 Ellen rated it it was amazing Sep 26, 2018 Karyn Palmer rated it really liked 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    1. This book was totally engrossing, and I felt completely transported to the story s setting The writing was very poetic, and there were so many sentences where I found myself pausing to contemplate the wisdom within them I enjoyed the deep insight into the time period and the culture, and despite it being historical fiction, the book felt very timely, featuring characters and themes that are necessary for readers today This story was powerful and emotional both heartwarming and heartbreaking This [...]


    2. I was fortunate to read an advanced copy of this book Meticulously researched and beautifully written, The Abolitionist s Daughter is a poignant Civil War tale of love, justice, and redemption It s a stunning, stellar debut novel by an incredibly gifted author.


    3. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy from a Giveaway just in time to take with me to Jamaica Started reading on the airplane and instantly became wrapped up in the well written story The dark era of slavery continues to be a stain in the history of the US and yet this cast of characters provided the reader with the other side of the moral issue The depth of relationships and the way they survived is so well written Personally, I m looking forward to either a continuation of the familie I w [...]


    4. Set against the background of the Civil War The Abolitionist s Daughter tells the story of Emily Matthews a young woman living in rural Greensboro, Mississippi Her father, Judge Matthews, owns slaves but provides them with an education and has signed certificates of emancipation for each of them, believing strongly in their right to be free Emily has a close relationship with her father, her brother Will, and many of the Negroes who work on their farm, especially Ginny, in whose care she [...]


    5. I was fortunate enough to win a copy of this wonderful book.Very well written and the story pulled me in to the lives of the characters with ease I am not the best at writing reviews so bare with me here I found the struggles of the women and the slaves pull at my heart, and the lies that destroyed the families and separated them from each other during a very difficult time in American History gripping I suspected the real person who killed Emily s father was not her husband, and it was not r I [...]


    6. I had the privilege of reading an ARC and I don t know when was the last time I was captured by a book This is one you just cannot put down Brilliantly written, it is a series of stories that will put you on the edge of your chair This writer made me feel that I was there in pre civil war Mississippi I was not aware of there being abolitionists in the South and of all places, Mississippi The Judge, naive enough to believe slavery would soon be abolished, broke the law by having his slaves e I ha [...]


    7. Too quickly we forget the Civil War s shadow in our history We must own stories such as this one, and remember the tragic time in our history when the lives of so many were turned inside out, families torn apart, and atrocities beyond imagination took place With the understanding of a therapist, the heart of a priest, and the keen eye of an artist, all of which she is, Diane McPhail brings back to life in her first novel, The Abolitionist s Daughter, the Civil War story which happened in her o T [...]


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