The last runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Amy Last RunawayThree and a half stars for a book which explores a different side of the underground railway. Honor Bright comes to Ohio from Dorset, a Quaker with strong feelings about slavery. Through her we get to experience Ohio during the slavery era from the viewpoint of an outsider who discovers that the slavery issue, even for Quakers, is not simple. I enjoyed the setting, some of the characters were endearing, but the romantic elements did not sit right for me, and perhaps the reserved, quiet nature of the Quaker community kept me from caring too much for them. Still, an enjoyable story about fitting in and choosing what is right, even when it’s hard.

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