Giveaway: Slave and Sister by Sabra Waldfogel

Today Passages to the Past is kicking off Sabra Waldfogel's Blog Tour with HF Virtual Book Tours for Slave and Sister with a spotlight & giveaway!

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Publication Date: March 11, 2014 | Publisher: Sabra Waldfogel | Formats: eBook, Paperback | 379p

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Adelaide Mannheim and her slave Rachel share a shameful secret. Adelaide’s father, a Jewish planter in Cass County, Georgia, is Rachel’s father, too. Adelaide marries neighboring planter Henry Kaltenbach, a Jew deeply troubled by slavery, and watches with a wary eye as her husband treats all of his slaves—including Rachel—with kindness. As the country’s conflict over slavery looms ever larger, Henry and Rachel fall in love, and as the United States is rent by the Civil War, the lives of mistress and slave are torn apart.

When the war brings destruction and Emancipation, can these two women, made kin by slavery, free themselves of the past to truly become sisters?

Praise for Slave and Sister

"Two faces seen in a mirror: a black slave and her white mistress. Their eyes, their cheekbones, reflect a disturbingly similar cast. Disturbing for the times, antebellum Georgia, and for the reason: Adelaide Mannheim and her slave Rachel share the same father. Later, as war clouds gather, Adelaide, newly married, finds her husband and Rachel have fallen in love. What could have been a tawdry tale of forbidden romance becomes, in the hands of author Sabra Waldfogel, a complex story of survival and the emergence of true love and heroism. Waldfogel has an eye for character and the historical training to ground her story in the milieu of the 1850s and '60s. A veritable page-turner that will capture the reader from start to finish." - Lavender Magazine

"A carefully crafted cavern through time... Waldfogel's wizardry with words makes it impossible not to be devastatingly impacted by her work... A literary tapestry of shame and honor, of glory and defeat, and of coming to terms with the most important issues in life." - The Northern Star

About the Author

Waldfogel_Bio headshot thumbnailSabra Waldfogel grew up far from the South in Minneapolis. She studied history at Harvard University and received her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Minnesota. She has worked as a technical writer and has written about historic architecture for Old House Journal and Arts and Crafts Homes. Her short story “Yemaya” appeared in Sixfold’s Winter 2013 fiction issue. Slave and Sister is her first novel.

For more information please visit Sabra's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Slave and Sister Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 27
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 28
Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes

Wednesday, October 29
Review & Giveaway at Forever Ashley
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, October 30
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Monday, November 3
Review at Book Babe

Tuesday, November 4
Spotlight at I'd Rather Be Reading

Wednesday, November 5
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Thursday, November 6
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Friday, November 7
Interview at Mina's Bookshelf
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter


To win a copy of Slave and Sister (ebook or print) please complete the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open internationally and ends on November 7th.

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  1. Slave and Sister sounds fascinating and captivating. The story, characters, era and being Jewish this interests me greatly. Many thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. a complex story of survival and the emergence of true love and heroism ! You have my attention :)
    dkstevensne@ outlook dotcom

  3. Wounds like a very good story. History and human interest as well.

  4. Novels set during, before, and/or after the Civil War are among my favorite HF books. This sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. This book sounds amazing, interesting and definitely different. I would love to read this complex story. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  6. Sounds like a great story. I'll bet the bare bones of that premise happened a lot during slavery. Makes me think that, as far as race relations still have to go, at least there has been some progress from 150 years ago. Thanks for the chance to win Slave and Sister.

  7. This is one of my favorite historical time periods to read about. I have added this to my TBR list.

  8. This sounds like my kind of read.


  9. thank you for all the great giveaways!

  10. This one really sounds good! It is now on my TBR!
    New follower!


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