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Escape (Unchained #1)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  163 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Daniel and Lori love each other, yet to live as one in 1856, they must escape from the unyielding society that imprisons them.

Lori was born a slave in North Carolina, yet by chance was raised alongside Daniel in a wealthy abolitionist household. The sudden death of Daniel’s mother catapults Lori back into bondage.

Relegated to chattel on a rice plantation, Lori lives in con
Paperback, 334 pages
Published August 20th 2012 by Maria McKenzie (first published August 19th 2012)
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Oct 30, 2012 Maria rated it it was amazing
Escape is a romance novel, but it's no escapist fairy tale. The obstacles that Daniel and Lori have to face to be together are daunting to say the least. Lori's a slave and Daniel's a free man with abolitionist leanings. Their fight to be together makes compelling reading although some of the obstacles they face are quite horrifying. Yet the book is a joy to read. What warms the heart is Daniel and Lori's simple love for each other and their strong trust in God. It literally shines through ...more
Oct 11, 2012 Desere rated it liked it
When you first start to read this book you think OK he loves her and will do anything to free her and be with her for the rest of his life kind of romance book.

That unfortunately is not really the case,the author had a good plot and strong characters. The book interested me enough and overall really had a few pages here and there that were very well written,

Having not read anything by this author before I went in open mined but came up short in the end. The author somewhat ventures of the origin
Sep 07, 2014 Terri rated it liked it
The theme of the book.....a slave women runs away with a white man with abolitionist sympathies seemed like a good read. At the beginning of the book we are introduced to the plantation slave enmironment. I felt once Daniel and Lori decide to leave the plantation and run away to Ohio that the storyline is expressed forward without any substance. The writing is a bit simplistic and many details are omitted. This is the first book of a trilogy. I don't believe I will continue on with the last two ...more
Linda Marie Marsh
This is book one in a series involving a family saga. And it is the love of Lori- a slave, and Daniel- an abolitionist in the 1850's,that starts that story.
I thought it was well-written...I think the author actually cares about the characters she's created...and the reader can't help but get drawn into the book.
The only small drawback is that i did get so involved that i wanted more...i wanted the gaps filled in...a drawback yes, but a compliment to Maria Mckenzie for making the
book come to life
Tynika Goldring
A Good Read!!!

I'm a sucker for forbidden love stories. Lori & Daniel's love was unconditional and it only intensified with each obstacle they faced. I love that the ending of this book took an unsuspecting turn with Lavinia's runaway marriage to Vernon. I can't wait to read part 2.
Genevieve Woods
Jun 15, 2016 Genevieve Woods rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happy I read the reviews

I have just discovered Mrs McKenzie and I love it. But I must say her into earning of the time gaps and the reviewers despair because of them, prepared me so I was ready for the next-generation. I loved it.
Oct 15, 2012 Teresa rated it did not like it
Could not keep my attention. Author may have some goof potential but needs to work on developing her story northern and sticking to what the began to develop as the story line. Be definitive not all over the place . Needs some help but there I'd potential either openness and clarity in the writing.
Yashari Glenn
Mar 08, 2015 Yashari Glenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice story about love and faith

This book is not only a book about slavery, but one of trusting in the Lord and love for each other. I really enjoyed the twist towards the end.
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I was a librarian for several years, and librarian, of course, equals book lover! I enjoy curling up with a good book when not writing, or daydreaming about a new novel to write. I'm a sucker for a good love story, and live on a steady reading diet of romantic suspense, thrillers, historical fiction and non-fiction, and biographies.

I've always been a daydreamer, but didn't enjoy reading until I di
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