The last runaway by Tracy Chevalier

About the book

When Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers, and life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental.

Review by Oliver’s Battery WI

We really enjoyed the storyline and characters in this book. Not only was it a plausible plot but educational too. We’re all thinking of taking up quilting this winter! Pick up a copy, hope you enjoy it too.

Star rating: ****

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5 thoughts on “The last runaway by Tracy Chevalier”

  1. Review by Elderberries
    This book tells of the emigration to America from Europe in the 1850s and gives very full details of the Quaker movement, slavery in the south and the life of runaway slaves to the north. The story gets lost in the history but most people liked the book.
    Star rating: ***


  2. Review by Tuesday Afternoon
    All the characters extremely well portrayed. Very informative re. the Quakers, quilting, anti-slavery movement and the general way of life in America at that time.
    Star rating: ****


  3. Review by The Waterside WI Reading Group
    We enjoyed this boko very much, we did not think the main characters were immature. We enjoyed the simplistic nature of the book. We learnt about the “railway”, quilting and the Quakers. Very enjoyable.
    Star rating: **** (for entertainment value)


  4. Review by Enjoying Books
    A well written, beautifully researched book that we all enjoyed. It combines interesting characters in a period of American history that is fascinating.
    Star rating: ****


  5. Review by Ringwood Readers
    All our group loved this book; it was interesting, informative, historical and educational. Covered a great cross section.
    Star rating ****


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