Synopses & Reviews
Paris, 1792. When Jean-Louis Auberge narrowly escapes death in the bloody streets of Paris during the French Revolution, he abandons his study for the priesthood and seeks a safe haven in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue. Young Marie Jeannette Saunier’s anticipated adventure on the island turns to tragedy and loss, as the slaves’ quest for freedom erupts in a terrifying rebellion. The colony is thrust into a war of race and revenge that ends with the formation of a new nation, Haiti. Inspired by a true story and sweeping through four countries and two decades, this historical novel is peopled with figures such as King Louis XVI and Toussaint Louverture, the former slave known as Haiti’s liberator. In Liberty’s Name brings to life the events of a tumultuous period whose impact was felt worldwide and whose influence remains today.
About the Author
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Eva Augustin Rumpf left the city at age 18 to attend Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, where she majored in English, graduating summa cum laude. She later earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has held a number of positions during her career, working as an English teacher, newspaper reporter, publications editor, mayoral staff aide, public relations executive, and university journalism instructor.
She published her first freelance article in the local newspaper more than 35 years ago. Since then she has published hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and several of her essays and articles have been syndicated nationally.Eva currently lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Bill, and their two cats. They have four adult children and five grandchildren. She continues to write, edit and teach writing workshops.