I was sad when I came to the end of this audible book. What a story, and what a well researched book! This book packs a full punch; be prepared to be living fully in the lives of these amazing characters. The story alternates between Lavinia, a white indentured girl, and Belle, the mixed race slave. As soon as I finished this book, I immediately bought my daughter a copy. She is totally absorbed she said, and deeply drawn into the story and it's characters. Can't wait for a second book from this author.
this is some wonderful writing and even better narration. I can happily recommend it to any who love a good yarn and especially those who like historical fiction. My only quibble -- and I'm particularly persnickety about this -- is that at times it was a big TOO dramatic.
Totally enjoyed this book.
I cared about each of the well developed characters.
My best $5 book sale purchase. Would gladly pay the regular price for this little gem.
Great story, loved the readers. I was afraid this would be similar to The Help and it wasn't. I'm not one to tear up on books, but this moved me.
Enjoy reading books, but no time so this is an amazing alternative.
This was a story that captured me from the moment it started. The narration was terrific and the majority of the characters were believable. There were moments when the tension was such I had to turn my iPod off for a bit.
However, I wanted to throttle Lavinia, the female lead character. Really, can anyone be so blind and meek and naive? It took some of the joy away from the book.
I absolutely loved this book. I felt like I was right there watching it happen. It broke my heart to see how badly the slaves were treated but I know that this book is true to life. You will not be dissapointed when you download this book. I could have listened to it for another 10 hours.I am already listening to it again. If you liked The Help.... then you will LOVE this book.
The writing in this book is compelling not only for it's descriptions but it's emotion. It holds nothing back. Don't expect unicorns and rainbows here, this is a tough story that needed to be told. Are there some difficult parts? Yes. But there are some wonderful parts about love, redemption and the triumph of the human spirit. Life in the south during this time period was not a happy, easy time. Neither was this a happy, easy book. I'm so glad I read it though. Strong women, amazing families and triumph over adversity.
Will read it again.