There have been a hundred different blog posts I've meant to run in the past month, but none have quite made if from brain to fingers to interwebs. But today, I had to stop the million-mile-an-hour pace long enough to share this upcoming Vox Dei book with you. It really is one any lover of historical fiction will enjoy, Christian or no. I know I'm biased because it's a Vox Dei Publishing book, but I really do love this novel and this writer. As soon as it's released (Sept 24!), I'll be buying a copy for all three of my kiddos and one for my sister, the history teacher.
About Freedom’s Secret
Port Royal, Jamaica. Caribbean. The Year of our Lord, 1708.
Seven years ago, ten-year-old Keegan O’Malley hid under a bush like a coward. Having run away from his duties on the sugar plantation and leaving his loved ones at the mercy of the cruel Driver, his younger brother Amos and childhood friend Karis are badly burned as punishment for not reporting to work.
Now seventeen, Keegan O’Malley has long since escaped the Jamaican sugar plantation and found freedom in St. Augustine, Florida, though he was separated from Amos and Karis on their voyage to the New World. Ever haunted by memories of being a childhood coward, he vows to find them. His journey leads him through secret tunnels, over rushing rivers, and inside smelly, pirate-filled taverns.
In this riveting historical fiction adventure by Amy McCoy Dees, Keegan faces his greatest fears, challenges his own beliefs, and discovers all is not lost in the New World.
About Amy McCoy Dees
Amy grew up in the Deep South with her parents and older sister, surrounded by a large, close extended family. Today, she lives in Senoia, Georgia with her husband and four incredibly fantastic kids. She often travels to Savannah, Georgia and the South Carolina Coast to walk among the cobblestones and stroll beneath the majestic magnolias where the past is alive and stories drift freely among the breeze.
She loves to talk, chat, lecture, speak, utter, or spiel about anything concerning writing and reading, especially for children. She considers herself a ‘literary time traveler’ as her passion is historical fiction.
To learn more please visit her at: amydees.com or follow her on Twitter @amy_mdees.
Contact Amy McCoy Dees
Website | amydees.com
Facebook | amydeesauthor
Twitter | @amy_mdees
And now for the big reveal...
Rolling hills that had been vibrant green just weeks ago were now muted in tone, as if they were taking a deep breath before bursting into the song of fall.