2016 Silver Award Winner – “Beautifully crafted and masterfully paced…a thematically rich story of abandoned slaves on the South Carolina Sea Islands in 1861.
 -Judge’s comments, Florida Book Award
 Outstanding Ratings – “An excellent read for anyone wishing to learn more about the events and repercussions of the American Civil War.”
   -Judge 10, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
 Featured in FORUM Magazine-- A Co-sponsor of the Florida Book Awards, recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the best work of Florida writers