Title: Blood Red Roses
Author: Russell James
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: www.samhainpublishing.com
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx
Publication Date: 05-06-2014
There were two kinds of slaves before the Civil War, those who came from
Africa and the poor people of
other races. Jebediah Abernathy was orphaned by the
war and then sold by family too poor to care for him.
highlights the emotional devastation of war suffered by the families of the
soldiers killed. The plot also illustrates the deplorable treatment of slaves
as well as poor white workers. Driven insane by their grief, the owners
neglected the daily operations of the plantation. The only portion of the
property that was maintained was the rose garden.
At the tender age of fourteen, Jebediah was sold to Beechwood as a stable boy because society dictated that white boys did not work in the fields. Jebediah was warned by the overseer to never venture out of the stables after dark. Shortly after the warning Jebediah, quite by accident saw what happened to the slave boys but he was defenseless to help them. Trapped by the lethal rituals of Beechwood, Jebediah came face to face with evil.
Russell James has created an intriguing as well as an enjoyable American historical entwined with scary ceremonies emulating dark voodoo.