Chasing the North Star

Available April 5: Chasing the North Star: A Novel

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A fabulous novel of a young slave’s journey to freedom. It’s simple and lyrical … how literature should be.

Recommended readers:

  • Fans of American Lit
  • If you like simple, plain prose
  • If you are a fan of Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain)

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 characters
  • 4/5 plot
  • 4.5/5 overall
  • 4/5 steaminess … some graphic insinuations


It was refreshing to take a break from my usual lighthearted historical romance, and step into another place in our nation’s history and deep into the mind of Jonah Williams, a runaway slave on his way to the north and freedom. The writing is so simple and uncomplicated – but lyrical in its own way. Without too much pretense, Chasing the North Star is how literature should be – guileless, poetic and engaging. Robert Morgan expertly builds both Jonah and Angel, a fellow runaway slave following Jonah north, to captivate readers in their simplicity and honest approach to life just trying to find their place in a challenging time. The characters are key, but so is their journey. A must-read for American history literature fans.

This genre is more for Books for Her/Erin – so if you’re looking for some more, check out some of her reviews here.

Available on Amazon April 5: Chasing the North Star: A Novel

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