Smardz Frost has combined solid academic research with a compelling story that deserves a wider audience.
The Globe and Mail
Thanks to Dr. Smardz Frost's talent for storytelling, [the Blackburns'] biography, especially the account of their escape from slavery and flight into Canada two years later, reads at times like a fine historical novel.
...an edifying and accessible work that does not relegate slavery to some cob-webbed corner of the past, but portrays it as a central reality of the history of this continent.
The Ottawa Citizen
... a fascinating tale that looks at this history from a fresh perspective. A key point, often forgotten in our rush to praise the Underground Railroad, is emphasized here-- that the real heroes were the slaves themselves, who risked everything for freedom.
Quill & Quire
A most worthy addition to the literature surrounding American slavery...
Kirkus (Starred Review)
...an absorbing book...
The New York Times
This book should be required reading because it details what African-Canadians went through to experience a basic human right-- freedom. Frost uses her research to paint a sickening portrait of the abuses that slaves and escaped fugitive slaves had to endure. Yet that same narrative also shows a strong couple who never resorted to vengeance but used their new-found influence and prosperity to help others in their own quests for freedom.
The Chronicle Herald
Frost's compelling book pays tribute to these Canadian pioneers and brings to light a story that deserves to be remembered.
The Gazette, Montreal
...a rare and moving portrait of the 'peculiar institution' that was slavery in America.
Owen Sound Sun Times
I Have a Home in Glory Land is a remarkable book, appealing in its impeccable research and in the excitement and suspense of the story it tells.
Books in Canada
A vivid historic tale of slavery, freedom, love and history...
The Intelligencer, Belleville