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"A must-read for fans of historical fiction Bloodlines (A Dying Truth Exposed, Book One) proves to be a novel of the highest order. An enthralling and powerful recreation of time and place, character studies, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate with Abston creating an emotional eddy that draws readers in from one page to the next."


The BookViral Review

"The tension stays ripe, with plenty of twists and turns, and a dash of otherworldly adds to the intrigue. Abston's fascinating period detail brings the era to life... This is a winner."

The Prairies Book Review

"The author takes us through surprising twists of fortune, many tense and exciting moments, and wonderful character growth. Readers can easily understand why Albert wanted to make sure Annabelle's story is known and remembered."

Many Books Review

"This emotionally rich novel, full of both sizzling descriptions of life on cotton plantations of Mississippi and horrors of slavery, is a treat for lovers of historical fiction."  

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The BookViral Review

"Meticulously researched and rousingly told, Standing Against The Wind is first and foremost entertaining with confident pacing and compelling characters, but it also proves an intriguing and enlightening foray into a tumultuous and pivotal period in Black and Native American history."

The Prairies Book Review

"Engrossing and entertaining, the story builds to a heartening, cliffhanger finale, making readers anxious for the next installment. Strongly delineated characters and a vivid historical backdrop make it a must-read for lovers of historical dramas."

BookView Reviews

“The finely incorporated themes of friendship, family, faith, integrity, resilience, courage, and responsibility give both depth and substance to the absorbing narrative. Fans of engrossing historicals won't want to miss this one.”

Standing Against The Wind

Bloodlines Reviews

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