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The Declaration: South-Carolina

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A hardworking tobacco farmer in the Carolina Uplands, Justin wants only to provide for his family. The outbreak of revolution turns his life upside down, and he cannot anticipate how even his seemingly most inconsequential actions will touch the lives of generations yet to come. Through crushing setbacks and hard-won victories, Justin's perseverance serves as a gift to his ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 2nd 2014 by Brief Candle Press
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Malia
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pac-nw-authors
Another great addition to the “Tales from a Revolution” series.

Lars Hedbor has a magical way of bringing the revolution alive for the reader and this newest addition to the series does not disappoint. I love the transition between the two storylines (present day & revolutionary) and how they relate to each other. Although I admit, I was confused at first, because it was so unlike the others I had read.

I was especially drawn to the character, Katie Harris, in the present day storyline. She discov
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Michelle Isenhoff
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Mecklenburg Declaration was a declaration of independence made by citizens of North Carolina in 1775, a full year before Jefferson penned THE Declaration of Independence. Because the first known reference to the document was in 1819 and no authentic copy of the original has ever been found, it remains highly controversial.

In The Declaration, Mr. Hedbor offers us a fictional account of a present day family finding a broadside of the Mecklenburg Declaration in the attic of their Revolution-era
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Jody Robinson
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all who love American history
This is my favorite book of the series. Lars always provides an unusual perspective for his stories and I liked this one that went between contemporary and historical times, telling the history of the family and of the Revolution.
I love this series!
Laura
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are mine.

This story is told by mixing a present day story of the owners of a property with flashbacks to the owners of the same property during the time of the Revolutionary War. Here, Katie has volunteered to help pack up her grandmother's house so that it can be sold and her grandmother moved to a nursing home. As Katie is going through the attic, she finds a chest containing papers dating ba
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Emmy
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
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Tales from a Revolution are a series a tales with settings scattered within the Thirteen Colonies. Each book is a stand alone tale centered in a little known town/village and how the war effected, impacted, or changed the way of life.
Lesser known historical facts are woven into or leading up to the more pivotal or History Class taught battles.
These are more than “A Day in the Life”. It’s heavy with emotion and turmoil.
The Declaration is a phenomenal book and, hands down, my favorit
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Cindy Nipper
Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Historical Fiction

I enjoyed this story as the first part of a three book boxset.

I found this story to be fascinating and the historical facts to be very educational!

The narration was again wonderful, (this is the second book in this series that I've listened to) and I look forward to finishing this anthology and series!

The only thing missing in my opinion was a bit of romance and clarification on what the modern day father did for work.
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Deedra
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Audible:Excellent!The finding of a document among papers in an attic set the scene for a tale of past and present of one family both in the Revolutionary war and now.Shamaan Casey was a wonderful narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' ...more
Erin
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Want to know more about the Tales from a Revolution series? Check out this series interview with Lars D.H. Hedbor: https://historicalfictionreader.blogs... ...more
Jan
Disclaimer: our family used to be American Revolutionary War reenactors.
I thought that this was an excellent historical. The idea of a family of today finding a prewar document is possible, and the parallel voicing of today and then is very well done. The characters are interesting and engaging and quite believable. Good for nearly any age.
The choice of narrator is interesting, but as I loved listening to him that says it all.
I requested and received a free review copy.
Scott Skipper
Katie Harris, near modern day Charleston, is helping her grandmother clear her house in preparation for moving into a nursing home. Starting in the attic Katie finds an ancient trunk bearing the name ‘Elizabeth Harris.’ Inside she finds letters and documents dating to the Revolutionary period. An historian from the university arrives to authenticate them and uncovers an even more earth-shattering and plan changing discovery. Nearly two-hundred and fifty years earlier Justin Harris ekes a living ...more
Mv
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is set in both the past and the present. We follow a present-day grandmother and granddaughter as they find a copy of an old paper up in their attic. It was kept safe for many generations and finding it has a huge impact on their lives.
We also follow the story of their ancestors during the time prior to the writing of the Mecklenburg Declaration. The colonists, due to the horrible treatment by the British troops, band together to fight back and protect their own. Our main character j
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What made the American Colonists turn their back on their King, and fight for independence? How were they different from us–and how were their hopes and fears familiar to our own hearts?

These are the sorts of questions that I think are important to ask in examining the American Revolution, and in the pages of my novels, I suggest some possible answers.

I am an amateur historian, linguist, cuckoo cl
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