Book Review: “On the Wings of Freedom”

Here is a review by Jane Hunsucker from Goodreads that I’d like to share.

“On the Wings of Freedom” by Malanna Carey Henderson is not a good read, it is a great read and a must read! I read this intriguing, can’t-put-down historical novel before the COVID pandemic and social justice pandemic hit. The well-written, well-researched historical novel brings alive the horrid conditions of slavery and the heroic acts by fictional people and real people (eg Harriett Tubman) to save people and to seek justice. These actions relate today to the Black Lives Matter and Justice now movements. Only by understanding the past, can one see the great needs still unanswered today. Ms. Henderson’s heroine, Carrie Bennett, captured my admiration, interest, and fondness. I cared what happened to her and would love to see a sequel to this novel. Again, please read this remarkable, intriguing book! You will be enlightened, entertained, humbled.”

Published by Malanna Carey Henderson

Malanna Carey Henderson is a Detroit native who presently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her adoptive city is rich in history. America's early colonial period and four major battles of the Civil War have marked its landscape. George Washington, his mother, sister, and brother-in-law attended the same church of which Malanna is a member. As a child, Malanna was an avid reader. Her favorite genres were biographies, mysteries, and historical fiction. The more books she read, the greater the urge to write grew. Malanna's creative attributes encompass playwriting, composing music, and singing. She has won two first-place awards for her one-act plays. On the Wings of Freedom is a book that combines several genres: a quest for social justice, adventure, and romance. The backdrop is 19th-century America. Here, the legal practices of the antebellum south are tested against the principles of freedom and democracy. On the Wings of Freedom is Malanna's first novel.

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