Great Crossing by Judalon de Bornay is a wonderful historical fiction novel about Julia Chinn, a slave, and Richard Johnson, a man who will later become Vice President of the United States.
I was amazed by this story because it is, for the most part, true - and I had never heard the story. To be honest, I knew very little about VP Johnson, and absolutely nothing about his wife and children.
Judalon's research helps the reader understand what was going on in the world and in Richard's life. Much of Julia's life - her thoughts, desires, even her day-to-day activities - had to be assumed. Judalon is a master at blending historical fact with her fictional scenarios.
I enjoyed the book from page one. I encourage those who love well-researched historical fiction, to dive into this one!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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