Author Kathleen Olson’s newly released “Come Run with Me” is an irresistible and utterly unique novel about two young girls on a thrilling and perilous journey

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“Come Run with Me: A Story of the Underground Railroad” from Christian Faith Publishing author Kathleen Olson is a thrilling tale that expertly wends into the narrative of a runaway slave’s bid for freedom a meaningful and thought-provoking exploration of the themes of race, freedom, equality, and the value of friendship.

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“Come Run with Me”: an engrossing and compulsively readable tale about two young girls’ flight to Canada in the years of the Antebellum. “Come Run with Me” is the creation of published author, Kathleen Olson, a wife, mother, and grandmother who lives in northeast Illinois with her husband Tom and their cats, Goober and Piper.

Olson writes: “Polly was used to people coming and going at her house at all times of the night because her family ran an Underground Railroad station. Strangely, tonight there was more noise than usual, and Mother said noise was the enemy. That night in June 1857, Mother called urgently for Polly to get down to the secret room and bring water with her.

When Polly was able to get the heavy sloshing bucket down the narrow stairs, she saw Mother kneeling by a young girl who was about Polly’s age. Her name was Hattie, and her forehead was beaded with sweat, and she was shaking uncontrollably.
Polly knew they would be friends with all the dangers and adventures that go with running the Underground Railroad.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Kathleen Olson’s new book is the tale of a young girl’s mission to help a runaway slave reach the safety of the Canadian border.

Hattie’s bid for freedom takes readers on a hugely entertaining, nail-biting, rollercoaster ride of emotions while also masterfully depicting the nuances and peculiarities of one of the most polemical periods in American history.

View a synopsis of “Come Run with Me” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Come Run with Me” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Come Run with Me”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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