Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gideon's Call By Peter Leavell

Tad, a very clever slave boy, comes of age as the American Civil War intrudes on the tropical sea islands of South Carolina. But his desire to better himself is obstructed by the color of his skin, until Northern soldiers force the evacuation of white plantation owners, setting 10,000 slaves free in a single day. These circumstances seem like a dream, but the newly freed slaves have no money, no education, no leadership, and little hope for the future. This is the story of how a boy grows into a man facing the horrors of war and unimaginable prejudice - fighting the urge to run from the shame of his family and his past - to become the leader and deliverer of thousands of freed slaves. Award- winning author Peter Leavell explores new territory in the familiar literary backdrop of the Civil War, forging an unprecedented tale of tragedy and triumph based on true events.
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Peter Leavell, a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild's Operation First Novel contest. Peter and his family live in Boise, Idaho. For entertainment, he reads historical books, where he finds ideas for new novels. Whenever he has a chance, he takes his wife and two homeschooled children on crazy but fun research trips. Learn more about Peter's books, research, and family adventures at and on his Facebook page:

This is Peter's debut novel and you can not tell this is a first for him.
If you love historical's then you are going to love this book.
It is one of the best civil war books that you will read this year, maybe the best one.
I highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed. Pick up your copy today and go back in time with a fantastic touching story.
I was given a copy of this book by the author


  1. This is my kind of book. I can't wait to read it!.

  2. Mary, I have been wondering about this book. I am so glad that you read it and told us it was a good one. I will now go order it. Thank you Mary, for all you do for us readers.

  3. I think that this book will be a good one. I also think that it will win some great awards. I ordered it on Amazon just now. Thanks..

  4. Mary I am so glad you reviewed this book. I hadn't heard of it but now really want to read it. I hope this won't be this authors only book.

    Cathy Weber

  5. Mary,
    This appears to be a really good read. Thanks for the awesome review you gave for it!


  6. Heard thus was a must read book.

    1. Maggie, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats!

  7. I picked up a copy of this book a few weeks ago, and cannot wait to read it. I love Civil War fiction and stories of freedom from slavery. This will undoubtedly be a hit in my "book!" Thanks for the great review. Now I want to read the book even more!

  8. Another book to put on my wish list. Thanks Mary for your review and input!


  9. This sounds like a very good book. I like reading about the Civil War and its aftermath. Thanks and God bless.