Ella Wood: Volume 1

· Ella Wood Book 1 · Michelle Isenhoff
9 reviews

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Will Emily forego love for a chance at independence?

Emily Preston wants only to become an artist. As the nation teeters on the brink of civil war, she must wage her own battle against the restrictive ideology of her father. Women belong at home on the plantation beneath the watchful eye of a husband or father--NOT at a university. But several schools in the North have opened their doors to women. How can she make her father see just how much it means to her to study under a master?

Independence isn't the only contentious point between them. A recent visit to her uncle's home in Detroit has called Emily's entire upbringing into question, but her father doesn't appreciate her criticisms of his management of Ella Wood, the Preston family plantation. Then there's the problem of Thaddeus Black, the handsome, charming young man who simply won't take no for an answer. It could be that the real fight lies within her heart, which stubbornly refuses to accept that a choice for independence must be a choice against love.

"Poetic" and "nuanced," Ella Wood is the story of a young woman standing at the edge of war and struggling with questions of morality, purpose, and love. 

All three books in the Ella Wood trilogy are clean and wholesome and ALWAYS FREE on Kindle Unlimited, as are the accompanying series of novellas.

Titles in the Ella Wood series: Ella Wood, Blood Moon, Ebb Tide 

Ella Wood novellas: Lizzie, Jack, Jovie 

The Ella Wood trilogy and the trilogy of novellas are complete.

Ratings and reviews

9 reviews
MLee Lockard
August 24, 2020
I loved the story line, the characters are fabulous. I love the determination of Lily to pursue her dreams of going to school in an era that forbade women getting a better education...can't wait to read Blood Moon..
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Debbie McCallum
September 12, 2019
Emily with her southern background living on a plantation with slaves makes this book seem plausible It shows how people start to question slavery and what happens because of it.
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About the author

MICHELLE ISENHOFF's work has been reader-nominated for a Cybils Award, the Great Michigan Read, and the Maine Student Book Award. She's also placed as a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review Book Awards, a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and earned multiple Readers' Favorite 5 Star seals of approval. A former teacher and longtime homeschooler, Michelle has written extensively in the children's genre and been lauded by the education community for the literary quality of her work. These days, she writes full time in the adult historical fiction and speculative fiction genres. To keep up with new releases, sign up for her newsletter at http://hyperurl.co/new-release-list.

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