Truly Free is the fourth and final book in the Turning the Tide series, in which Carol Preston writes fictional accounts based on her own family history (which explains some of the odd character names!). The story has been researched extensively, and that gives it a sense of time and place that isn’t always present in historical fiction.
Bill has been found dead in mysterious circumstances, and granddaughter Betsy wants answers. In conjunction with her aunt Beth, Betsy finds there is a mystery to be solved, misunderstandings to clear up and major secrets to be revealed before everyone can truly be free.
The underlying theme of the story is freedom in Christ, and Betsy and her father, Nipper, are the two most important characters in understanding this: Betsy, because she has to forgive her father; and Nipper, because he has to understand the nature of
God in order to forgive himself and Betsy.