The Candle Star

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Divided Decade Trilogy, book one. After a tantrum, Emily Preston is shipped from her plantation home to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There Emily meets Malachi, son of freed slaves, who challenges many ideas she grew up believing. But when she stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn, Emily faces a decision more difficult than she would ever have imagined. More
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Published by Candle Star Press
Published: April 04, 2011
Words: 44,990
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458131935
About Michelle Isenhoff

When Michelle Isenhoff's not writing imaginary adventures, she’s probably off on one. She loves roller coasters and swimming in big waves. She’s an avid runner. She likes big dogs, high school football games, old graveyards, and wearing flip-flops all winter. Her dream vacation would include lots of castle ruins, but so far she’s had to settle for pictures on Pinterest. Once an elementary teacher, Michelle now homeschools two of her three kids and looks forward to summer break as much as they do.

In a genre dominated by traditional publishers, Michelle has received the following accolades:

Nominated for a 2013 Cybils Award (Song of the Mountain)
Semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review 2013 Book Awards (Song of the Mountain)
Considered for the 2012 Great Michigan Read (Divided Decade Trilogy)
Nominated for the 2012 Maine Student Book Award (The Color of Freedom)
Candle Star logo whiteMichelle’s books have been lauded by teachers and homeschoolers alike. Educators are invited to request free digital copies. Michelle is also pleased to provide complimentary copies to book reviewers.

Candle Star Press is her personal imprint.

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Review by: Christina Daley on June 01, 2011 : star star star star star
What a fantastic story. Well written, colorful analogies, and grains of historical facts about the Underground Railroad makes The Candle Star an enlightening read, and it show cases a how much of a difference one person can make if they choose to act upon the opportunities presented to them. This would be a great story for parents and teachers to discuss with their students about this part of America's sordid and glorious history.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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