Although journey to Riverbend written by Henry McAlughlin took me some time to read, I enjoyed the book and reading about the main character Michael Archer. I did not necessarily enjoy the graphic writing about battles, but I liked how the main concept of the book was Michael’s attempt to repair a father and son’s relationship. Michael is a jail chaplain who is given the job of delivering a message to the father of a prisoner who is being hung, although he is innocent. While delivering the message, Michael begins a relationship with Rachel Stone, a young girl who is living in the pastor’s home in Riverbend.
Overall, I really liked this book, as I typically read historical fiction. I felt myself relating to the characters, and I felt as if they were all very genuine. I would recommend this book for an older audience, as I mentioned some of the descriptive elements which are contained within the book.
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