Place Called Freedom
By Ken Follett
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Scotland, 1766. Sentenced to a life of misery in the brutal coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for escape. His only ally: the beautiful, highborn Lizzie Hallim, who is trapped in her own kind of hell. Though separated by politics and position, these two restless young people are bound by their passionate search for a place called freedom.
From the teeming streets of London to the infernal hold of a slave ship to a sprawling Virginia plantation, Ken Follett’s turbulent, unforgettable novel of liberty and revolution brings together a vivid cast of heroes and villains, lovers and rebels, hypocrites and hell-raisers—all propelled by destiny toward an epic struggle that will change their lives forever.
Far From the Madding Crowd Lite3By StuccoBoxesAs with most Follett books, this one's a page turner. It has an engaging plot, some romance, some history and a few villains to keep things moving. If you want better characters, better sense of place and a more literary experience, read Far from the Madding Crowd instead. I was hoping to learn a bit of US history with this book, but only the last third takes place in the colonies. It was fun to read, but I'm a bit disappointed. Kind of that same feeling one has after watching an OK made for TV movie.
Place called Fredom3By Cubular2Decent book, lots of good history that I didn't realize about how people were treated back in Scotland/England, and the new world of the colonies. A few long winded parts but overall very good.
A place called freedom3By SbgetsThe novel is an interesting but lightweight read. Read it when it was first published in hardback and looked forward to rereading the ibook. Unfortunately, there are way too many scanning typos in the ibook. Really a shame.