Melina Druga - Rose's Assignment
What a remarkable story in Rose's Assignment by Melina Druga. I am a definite fan of this author! Whatever this author writes, I want to read. Rose has a story of her own, and what a magnificent story it is. In previous works by this author, Rose is the grandmother of Hettie. Now, here we are, learning about Rose's strength, and how much of an impact she made on her family and others. She was part of the Underground Railroad that ran up to Canada. The story takes the reader back to 1859, years after Canada finally abolished slavery (1834). Rose faces a challenge, and almost looks at it as a defeat or lost cause, but Lewis knows how to get her focused again, and take care of what needs to be done, lost cause or not. Druga certainly did her research, and hits all the notes of a historical story, but it is more than just a story. It tugs at your heart. It shows how life was, and there is this connection between Judith and Rose, that almost seems impossible. A very well told story, actually, it's all about showing the story and getting to know the characters, and this certainly does that. It’s definitely un-put-downable! It is always an honor to read this author's books. This author is a great storyteller. Masterfully written! Rose's Assignment is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.