The Right – Hand Shore, is a book about trying to make restitution's for past mistakes. The main characters is Pre- Civil War Maryland family who seek to redeem themselves for owning and selling slaves.
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The book begins in the antebellum Southern State of Maryland, where we are introduced to Ogle Mason a plantation owner who recently sold most of his slaves. The slaves who were not sold off to other plantations are left traumatized. These slaves seen loved ones, family members and close friends sold and relocated to unknown places. Ogle has a daughter Ophelia, who witnesses these events and all her life this dark shadow will lurk over her.
Ophelia will grow up and eventually marries a kind man Wyatt who will turn the plantation into an orchard. They will no longer own slaves , but rather they hire for work former slaves to work at their peach orchard.
Ophelia and her husband have two children, Thomas and Mary. They educate both their children well and even let Thomas be educated along side with a young black boy Randell. Wyatt will become very involved into Randell's life, maybe even more so then he does into his own sons life. The book will go on to show the a side of human compassion. Ophelia and Wyatt try to make right, for past wrongs.
Best part of story, including ending:
Human redemption, how people can make up for past wrongs.
Best scene in story:
The descriptions of the time. The beautiful scenery, the plantations, all describe in detail. To a point that one can even smell the scent of peaches in the summertime.
Opinion about the main character:
The compassion they both express.