Shadow of a Quarter Moon by Eileen Clymer Schwab

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From the author of Promise Bridge comes a powerful novel of the pre-Civil War era South and the Underground Railroad.

1839, North Carolina. As the daughter of a plantation owner, Jacy has been raised in privilege- until she discovers that she's the offspring of a dalliance between her father and a slave. The revelation destroys Jacy's sense of who she is and where she belongs in the world. Equally shocking, her biological mother and brother are still slaves on the property. As she gets to know them-and the handsome horse trainer, Rafe-she begins to see life in the South with fresh eyes. And soon Jacy will have to make a treacherous journey that she hopes will end in freedom for them all...


About Eileen Clymer Schwab

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Long intrigued by this transitional period in history, Eileen Clymer Schwab was inspired by the countless stories of courageous people who sought freedom and by those who joined together to aid them on the journey. She lives with her family in northeastern Pennsylvania. Author website:
Published July 5, 2011 by NAL. 399 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jacy develops a deep bond with her new mother, her brother, and another slave named Rafe and becomes attached to her new family.

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Historical Novel Society

When tragedy strikes and her father is no longer there to protect her or his slaves, Garrison returns to pursue her once more.

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