Escape Into the Night

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By Lois Walfrid Johnson

Libby Norsted has gone to live with her father on his steamboat. For Libby, life on the river is very different than the luxurious and unhindered life that she led in Chicago. It does not take long for Libby to realize that something is up on the Christina. Caleb, her father’s cabin boy, has a secret. She soon makes the terrifying discovery that he and her father are working in the underground railroad.

As she learns more about the slaves and the way they are being treated, Libby begins to question everything she ever knew about slavery. As she gets more involved with her father’s mission, she realizes how wrong slavery is. However, does she have the courage to face the dangers, challenges, and consequences of being a freedom seeker?

Out of all of Lois Johnson’s books, this one is one of my favorites. Escape into the Night is the first book in a six book series, that follow the journey of Libby and her friends in their fight for freedom. I love how Lois Johnson has tied a Christian message into this suspense filled story. Her books are both thrilling, thought-provoking, and a great read.

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