Friday, August 19, 2011

Across the Wide River by Stephanie Reed

About the Book:

The red brick home of Rev. John Rankin is a beacon--the first northern stop on the Underground Railroad. Across the Ohio River in Kentucky, every slave knows to look for it. They have heard that if they reach that house, they will never be captured. Across the Wide River tells the true story of the selfless sacrifices one Christian family made to help runaway slaves reach freedom.

About the Author:
During her childhood, Stephanie Reed's family would often pass through Ripley on their way to her grandparents' home. The signs she read there about the Rankin house were what prompted her to write this story. After working for nearly a decade with the Dayton
Metro Library, Stephanie is currently a volunteer spotter for the National Weather Service. She lives with her husband and two children in Dublin, Ohio.

House National Historic Landmark

6152 Rankin Rd.
Ripley, OH 45167
(turn up the hill at 500 N. Second St)
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 752-2705
Local Number: (937) 392-1627

I have not had a chance to do this book justice due to some very complicated life issues. Please bear with me. In the mean time, please read the book!! You can get a copy HERE. If you like this one, you can purchase the sequel HERE.

Check out the author's site to learn more about this fascinating story!!

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