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Misty Shadows Of Hope is the 14th book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series. As of today, there are 14 books in the series. Make sure you start reading with # 1 – Storm Clouds Rolling In. It's readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller. Thank you!Book Description: Is Reconstruction healing America, or is it really a covering fo Misty Shadows Of Hope is the 14th book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series. As of today, there are 14 books in the series. Make sure you start reading with # 1 – Storm Clouds Rolling In. It's readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller. Thank you!Book Description: Is Reconstruction healing America, or is it really a covering for a new war? America continues the struggle to become a country for everyone… Carrie and Abby, hoping for a peaceful visit to the plantation find themselves pulled into a violent conflict in Richmond as struggle for control of the city boils over.Rose and Moses are happy on the plantation, enjoying a respite from all the violence, while Susan travels north to expand the plantation breeding operation.Matthew finds himself embroiled in another type of southern war as KKK violence spills into North Carolina.  What he discovers will change things for Janie.Jeremy and Marietta are forging through challenges to create a new life in Philadelphia, but wonder if Jeremy’s new passion for baseball will be the tipping point for the violence they hoped to avoid when they left Richmond.Bregdan Women comes to life with an astounding array of women fighting to change America for the better.When everyone really just wants a simple, clear future, each person finds they have to discover misty shadows of hope in the midst of the life they are living.***** Volume # 14 of the Bregdan Chronicles continues the sweeping historical saga that now encompasses 1870. How many books will be in the Bregdan Chronicles? No one knows yet… Ginny intends to write these character's stories, one year at a time, for as long as she is able to write. She is passionate about bringing history to life through historical fiction. Since she is amazingly healthy, that could be for a very long time! She doesn’t like stories to end any more than you do. This one won't end for a very long time!


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Misty Shadows Of Hope is the 14th book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series. As of today, there are 14 books in the series. Make sure you start reading with # 1 – Storm Clouds Rolling In. It's readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller. Thank you!Book Description: Is Reconstruction healing America, or is it really a covering fo Misty Shadows Of Hope is the 14th book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series. As of today, there are 14 books in the series. Make sure you start reading with # 1 – Storm Clouds Rolling In. It's readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller. Thank you!Book Description: Is Reconstruction healing America, or is it really a covering for a new war? America continues the struggle to become a country for everyone… Carrie and Abby, hoping for a peaceful visit to the plantation find themselves pulled into a violent conflict in Richmond as struggle for control of the city boils over.Rose and Moses are happy on the plantation, enjoying a respite from all the violence, while Susan travels north to expand the plantation breeding operation.Matthew finds himself embroiled in another type of southern war as KKK violence spills into North Carolina.  What he discovers will change things for Janie.Jeremy and Marietta are forging through challenges to create a new life in Philadelphia, but wonder if Jeremy’s new passion for baseball will be the tipping point for the violence they hoped to avoid when they left Richmond.Bregdan Women comes to life with an astounding array of women fighting to change America for the better.When everyone really just wants a simple, clear future, each person finds they have to discover misty shadows of hope in the midst of the life they are living.***** Volume # 14 of the Bregdan Chronicles continues the sweeping historical saga that now encompasses 1870. How many books will be in the Bregdan Chronicles? No one knows yet… Ginny intends to write these character's stories, one year at a time, for as long as she is able to write. She is passionate about bringing history to life through historical fiction. Since she is amazingly healthy, that could be for a very long time! She doesn’t like stories to end any more than you do. This one won't end for a very long time!

30 review for Misty Shadows Of Hope (#14 in the Bregdan Chronicles Historical Fiction Romance Series)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cathlynn S.

    Another great book! I enjoy reading the Bregdan chronicles. In Misty Shadows of Hope I learned more history about the KKK. The way Ms. Dye integrates the history of our country with the plot makes for delicious reading. As I read each new book in this series I continue to see the reflection of this country’s past with what is happening right now-the increase of violence along racial and poverty lines, the rich getting richer through political manipulation while the poor continue to struggle just Another great book! I enjoy reading the Bregdan chronicles. In Misty Shadows of Hope I learned more history about the KKK. The way Ms. Dye integrates the history of our country with the plot makes for delicious reading. As I read each new book in this series I continue to see the reflection of this country’s past with what is happening right now-the increase of violence along racial and poverty lines, the rich getting richer through political manipulation while the poor continue to struggle just to survive. If only we were to learn through our past historical consequences one would think there would be no reputation. Immersed in the ongoing lives of the characters I can’t wait to read the next book. Hope is just around the corner for a brighter future...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leila Kern

    I absolutely love this series! Each book is riveting and a must-read for people who love historical novels and the civil war and after periods in history. I’ve learned so much not only about history but how strong people needed to be to survive this period in history! Learning that no matter how progressive we seem to be today, we are repeating mistakes from over 100+ years ago!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    If you have not read the Bregdan Chronicles, you are missing out. The best historical fiction books you’ll ever read. The detail in the research of historical facts is truly amazing. Ginny Dye is relentless in her research to make sure we read the true facts of what actually happened in our country for every year that she writes about. This series should be required reading in history classes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    J E Tiegs

    Love the Chronicles I've read all 14 cannot wait for #15 and have enjoyed each and everyone of them. The characters, New and Old intrigue me.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sue D.

    Only thing I dislike about all the Bregdan Chronicle books is that I get involved in them and I finish them too fast! Love the story line and can't wait for next one this spring.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Fields

    Another wonderful Ginny Dye book, the newest in her Bregdan Chronicles Series: I devoured it and prepared myself to wait for the next installment. Oh, if only Ginny could write and publish books at the speed at which I read! That will remain my selfish fantasy. As to the impact of Misty Shadows Of Hope, it would be so fitting, and potentially amazing and productive, if all of her enlightened (of course!) and committed readers would follow the example of Carrie, Abby, and Rose and begin their own Another wonderful Ginny Dye book, the newest in her Bregdan Chronicles Series: I devoured it and prepared myself to wait for the next installment. Oh, if only Ginny could write and publish books at the speed at which I read! That will remain my selfish fantasy. As to the impact of Misty Shadows Of Hope, it would be so fitting, and potentially amazing and productive, if all of her enlightened (of course!) and committed readers would follow the example of Carrie, Abby, and Rose and begin their own Bregdan Women empowerment groups in their own communities! It's been a long time since the days of Women's Liberation (Was that the 70s?) redefined life for females. I was raised by an educated and energetic Women's Libber who opened and ran the local Planned Parenthood Clinic. I didn't ask my mother for advice on anything really that I can recall, but she surely served as my beacon and illustrated that anything was possible if you worked hard enough for it. And the power of working in concert with others, male and female, of like minds can never be overstated. Consider the outcomes of the recent US Midterm Elections, for example! There's a tremendous need for grassroots activism right now, especially in politics. We need to keep the momentum going; we need to decide in groups if possible: where do we need to go? What must we do now? Let us join the ranks as Bregdan Women and Men, and make sure our energies and our lives have meaning and represent our values, whatever they might be.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lainey Nail

    This book is written with great accuracy for the events that occurred in 1870. Where the author really gets it wrong is in the reflections, verbiage , and attitudes she assigns to her characters. She has done little if any research into daily life at the time, and therefore disrespects history by giving everyone a modern attitude and conversation skills. For example the character Moses in one book speaks like a slave would have, and in another he appears very educated and claims two white women This book is written with great accuracy for the events that occurred in 1870. Where the author really gets it wrong is in the reflections, verbiage , and attitudes she assigns to her characters. She has done little if any research into daily life at the time, and therefore disrespects history by giving everyone a modern attitude and conversation skills. For example the character Moses in one book speaks like a slave would have, and in another he appears very educated and claims two white women are very "conservative and resourceful. By far the most noticeable thing in this book is that in attempting to appeal to a modern audience, the author allows the characters to talk about the "Black people, black quarters, black hospital, etc, " retaining her indifference to historical accuracy. In 1870, well into the 20th century, nobody was black, all members of that race were always referred to as colored or Negro. This is why you see pictures in the time frame of water fountains, etc. marked "colored". I understand that those are not the preferred terms, however if you want to be considered an author with integrity, you must conform your writing to the time frame, no matter where it leads you

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elberta Geib

    I only read a third of it. I have loved all her books but this one is so off base as to history. She needs to research a bit more as to the Enforcement act of 1870. Read about here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enforce... It was the Republicans starting with Ulysses S. Grant, a republican and right on down that made the laws and stopped the Ku Klux Klan. The Republicans had the house and senate and the only way it all got accomplished. As most people know or should know, Abraham Lincoln was a Re I only read a third of it. I have loved all her books but this one is so off base as to history. She needs to research a bit more as to the Enforcement act of 1870. Read about here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enforce... It was the Republicans starting with Ulysses S. Grant, a republican and right on down that made the laws and stopped the Ku Klux Klan. The Republicans had the house and senate and the only way it all got accomplished. As most people know or should know, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and Andrew Johnson his VP that took over when he was assassinated was a Democrat and he did nothing to help the Negros and totally botched the reconstruction. Grant took over and things took a turn for the better. One other huge goof. They were never referred to as "blacks". They were Negros back then. Ginny Dye needs to be ashamed of herself for trying to change history to try to make her own political party look good. Shame shame

  9. 5 out of 5

    Elise Lemen

    This Series Gives Me Hope Ginny, thank you. You are writing a series I don't think exists except for you. I fell in love with learning the truths about slavery and the civil war through historical novels. They stick with me more than ready a straight history book because I can emotionally connect with the characters. Of all the series and books I've read, this is the only series I know of that continues beyond the end of the war and into the real issues of reconstruction. I don't believe enough a This Series Gives Me Hope Ginny, thank you. You are writing a series I don't think exists except for you. I fell in love with learning the truths about slavery and the civil war through historical novels. They stick with me more than ready a straight history book because I can emotionally connect with the characters. Of all the series and books I've read, this is the only series I know of that continues beyond the end of the war and into the real issues of reconstruction. I don't believe enough attention is given to this pivotal point in our history. The political corruption that took place during this time created the Jim Crow era and another civil war that silently raged for a continued 100 years. Still to this day African Americans suffer from repercussions of this sorry history. The main characters in this story represent what we could be if we chose to be better human beings. Thank you again Ginny for the examples you give us. I will choose to remember grace and compassion.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Gail Caaruso

    I love the continuing story and am always left wanting more at the end. While waiting or the next book, I am rereading the series and realizing that I missed details in the first read. There is so much history that it bares rereading because it differs in many ways from what I was taught in school and/or have read in other books. The older I get the more I realize that history is written by the victors of war or for differing political reasons. This is why, besides loving the story, I appreciate I love the continuing story and am always left wanting more at the end. While waiting or the next book, I am rereading the series and realizing that I missed details in the first read. There is so much history that it bares rereading because it differs in many ways from what I was taught in school and/or have read in other books. The older I get the more I realize that history is written by the victors of war or for differing political reasons. This is why, besides loving the story, I appreciate the fact that Ginny goes to original documents for the historical facts in her books. Reading about history gives me hope for the present time because no matter how violent things get, the people of America somehow muddle through and come out right. There is real hope now that we have more women in Congress that ever before, that we can finally get the legislation needed for real equality in our country.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Paula Hilston

    Inspiring I always love this book series. I can never just read it because Google calls me to get more information on each of the brilliantly researched historic events. But, like Abby, I have been looking for more in my retirement. My family comes first always but as the two eldest of my beloved grandsons approach college graduation I feel the stirrings to do more than quilt, and read, care for the younger grands, and help out middle grandson approach his mom verbal world....something bigger tha Inspiring I always love this book series. I can never just read it because Google calls me to get more information on each of the brilliantly researched historic events. But, like Abby, I have been looking for more in my retirement. My family comes first always but as the two eldest of my beloved grandsons approach college graduation I feel the stirrings to do more than quilt, and read, care for the younger grands, and help out middle grandson approach his mom verbal world....something bigger than I. So I'll be joining these brave women, and I include the author in that group, to try to ponder what that may be. As always this is a delightful, informative, moving continuation of the saga.....eagerly awaiting the next installment

  12. 4 out of 5

    D.K. Ricks

    Hope is the Answer! Another Wonderful Read! I was happy to read the ever changing, evolving lives of all the Wonderful Women and Men of Misty Shadows of Hope. This story so much reference to the present everchanging turmoils and beliefs of some, that fear, oppression and violence is the answer. If we honestly look at history and know that those hateful options don't work! Thank you Ginny Dye, for your thorough work of opening the doors of history so painfully and yet so inspiringly hopeful to kno Hope is the Answer! Another Wonderful Read! I was happy to read the ever changing, evolving lives of all the Wonderful Women and Men of Misty Shadows of Hope. This story so much reference to the present everchanging turmoils and beliefs of some, that fear, oppression and violence is the answer. If we honestly look at history and know that those hateful options don't work! Thank you Ginny Dye, for your thorough work of opening the doors of history so painfully and yet so inspiringly hopeful to know that we did overcome the problems of the past. Continued Hope for our Future! Continued Blessings for You!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Charlene Greer

    This is a fantastic series! Often as I read it, I will google the facts and they are correct. This book proves the saying "history repeats itself". It is amazing how so much has not changed. Unfortunately today many politicians, celebrities, and others don't know American history. Many think the Republicans were against the blacks and slavery when in fact it was the Democrats as was stated in the book. There is still so much hate in this country as in the Reconstruction era. We just have to keep This is a fantastic series! Often as I read it, I will google the facts and they are correct. This book proves the saying "history repeats itself". It is amazing how so much has not changed. Unfortunately today many politicians, celebrities, and others don't know American history. Many think the Republicans were against the blacks and slavery when in fact it was the Democrats as was stated in the book. There is still so much hate in this country as in the Reconstruction era. We just have to keep HOPE. I can't wait until the next book comes out.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Zoanne E. Anderson

    Comparatively just ok At this point in the series I've gotten used to a much more riveting and complete story. Comparatively, this edition was lacking. There was some choppiness that was a bit distracting and lack of depth that I've become accustomed to. This all sounds negative, but knowing that the author has faced some personal crises and this book may not have been written, I'm actually setting my reservations aside. I'm looking forward to the next chapter with great anticipation. This is tru Comparatively just ok At this point in the series I've gotten used to a much more riveting and complete story. Comparatively, this edition was lacking. There was some choppiness that was a bit distracting and lack of depth that I've become accustomed to. This all sounds negative, but knowing that the author has faced some personal crises and this book may not have been written, I'm actually setting my reservations aside. I'm looking forward to the next chapter with great anticipation. This is truly the best series that I've ever read!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Diana

    I enjoy the history I am learning. It's been a long time since I was in school. History was my favorite subject but I didn't learn a lot of what I am reading in these books. The personal stories intermixed make learning so much more interesting. Shame real classes can't be so enjoyable. Even living in the West I heard about the KKK, but didn't know of the origin. Even the politics from past to present seems about the same. And that's a shame, will we never learn to not repeat the past? I recomme I enjoy the history I am learning. It's been a long time since I was in school. History was my favorite subject but I didn't learn a lot of what I am reading in these books. The personal stories intermixed make learning so much more interesting. Shame real classes can't be so enjoyable. Even living in the West I heard about the KKK, but didn't know of the origin. Even the politics from past to present seems about the same. And that's a shame, will we never learn to not repeat the past? I recommend these books to everyone.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Murat

    Awesome as anticipated I can't remember ever enjoying a series as much as I have enjoyed the Bregdan Chronicles. I can hardly wait for the next installment. I've been taking a theology program at my church and this year's theme is living in a multicultural world. I have been able to relate the chronicles with my studies which gives a while new outlook on my studies. Thank you again for all you do and keep them coming Kathleen Murat

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    All the favorite characters are back It feels like the story is winding down. Somehow this book doesn’t have the power of the previous books... The violence in Richmond was vivid, but when the story moved to New York and North Carolina, it seemed to lose steam. Abby’s frustration with being retired was the most believable struggle. Although the KKK and reconstruction are the key events, they just don’t have the fire that we felt in previous books.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sue Brooks

    As Time Goes By I was scared that I'd have to re-read the last book so I knew where the story left off since so many months had passed. I started reading this book and by the end of page two I felt like I was back at home reading and living all the characters lives as my own. This was an outstanding book!! Can't wait till Spring and the continuing journey.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne H. Wetzler

    I love all of the Bregdan books. This one was not as exciting as some of the others though... This one was not as exciting as some of the other books. There were no cliff hangers, just very predictable. I have read all of the books in the series and enjoy all of them, but this one was not my favorite.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    Truly and utterly absorbing Ginny has done it again and the beat goes on. I enjoy the historical content as much as the fictional characters she has created. Did I say fictional? They have become so vibrant and real I prefer to think of them as my neighbors and friends. Thank you again Ginny for an awesome read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Coleman

    Richmond and the south are still struggling for the right for blacks and women to vote. Carrie is still studying to become a surgeon and Janie to become a doctor. There is a lot of history about the KKK in this on and about homosexuality. You will learn that fight to be accepted as homosexual is not a new one it has gone on for many years. Very well written as always

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cindi Roy

    Bregdan Chronicles ! This is by far the best, most uplifting, yet “current “, historical fiction i have ever read! I have read each book in sequence from one through fourteen! Now i am anxiously awaiting book 15! I sure hope and pray there’s a 16 and 17 and 18....well, you get the picture!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lee

    I have fallen in love with these books, and this book did not disappoint! There are so many lessons in these books. So many issues Carrie, Rose, Abby, and the other characters deal with are still relevant today. The history buff in me loves the detail in these books. And the added bonus of Jeremy and his baseball team thrilled this baseball mom's heart! I can't wait for the next book!

  24. 5 out of 5

    George Rodibaugh

    Boring. First ten books in this series were excellent. There were so many good historical story lines 1870-71, but she failed to capitalize on them. She missed the mark on this book. Hope the next one is better.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sue Freeman

    Reconstruction era after Civil War Interesting book informs of the dark period that the southern states endured following the Civil War. We need to be reminded of some dark periods of our nations history and not take for granted our freedom

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mary Daughtry

    A bit repetitious Love your books. Love professional narration. I cringe at their attempt at the Southern accent. I declare everyone does this I would love to do one of the books and compare to this professional group. Your accent is lovely just not quite right.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gretchen Vandeneynden

    Enjoyed this book. Good, interesting, exciting story of characters developed in her previous books. Developed story around historical era characters were living in and how they responded to the issues.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen A. Sloniker

    Great series I again could not put this book down. Every book in this series seems too keep me engrossed in the story. Did not know ab o it the capitol building collapse so I had to look it up. Love how you weave history into each story.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Joyce Anderson

    Great as Usual Have read every book in series. My only regret is I did not wait and start them when they are all out so it would be like one book. They say patience is a virtue, but when it comes to reading it is a virtue I lack.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie E. Hennig

    Great book! As usual it ended way too soon for me. Love the books. All of them. This is the only series that I have read through to 14 books. Most lose my interest by book 4. I am looking forward to the next in the sequel. It can't come soon enough for me.

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