It Happened On Fifth Street by Robyn Pearce


A tale of forgotten heroes 

A thrilling historical novel with a time-travel twist, around the fascinating drama of the Underground Railroad.

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1837. America. Alf. A hidden letter. Family secrets he’s determined to uncover.

2015. New Zealand. Abi. A forgotten tin trunk, a mystery, and a magical old coin.

Alf and Abi, thrown together across the centuries, pool their knowledge. It takes ages, but at last – a breakthrough. They crack the code and Alf demands to be included. He’s sworn to silence, for lives and livelihoods are in grave danger.
And then, things go bad. Very bad.

Cincinnati in the 1830s and 40s was a violent place – enemies, riots, persecution of blacks and abolitionists – in this dramatic story you’ve got it all!

It Happened on Fifth Street is the first in the Freedom Series. Based on new research and a vivid mix of fact and fiction, it brings back to life a forgotten story about real people and real events. Meet folks who put their lives on the line, day after day, night after night. Come with Alf and Abi on a journey you’ll never forget.

If you like tales of feisty characters who refuse to be told ‘no’, you’ll love this tension-filled story by Robyn R. Pearce. Right now, you too can discover the secret!


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