Yes, Yes, Yes.. well written, well performed.. Characters come across in vivid colors, I laughed and cried...
Belle and Lavinia.... They crossed racial boundaries of the time and exhibited the true meaning of family.
They made the characters! They are expert performers.
My heart broke several times!!!
Dont hesitate.. buy this book!
Among the top five....thoroughly enjoyed this book, story sad but seemed so real. Would read others by this same author.
the emotional impact
It's not my favorite, but this book was fascinating and enjoyable.
I highly recommend this book.
it ranks very near to the top
There were so many "gasp" moments. The beating of Ben, the rape of Belle, the abuse suffered by many of the characters, white and black. don't want to name to many and be a spoiler!
I loved that Livinia was Irish, as was the reader.
Marshall, he truly was a tortured soul
Wonderfully read, a story I will never forget!
I loved this book. The characters came alive and the story line is addicting. Kathleen
Grissom is a talented story teller and I thought this was one of the best books that I have heard in ages.
I enjoyed this book at the beginning. The story kept my attention for more than half. Then it falls apart. My real problem with the book is that too many characters are just too stereotypical. First we have the orphan. Then there is the kind, (large) Mama--reminds me of Mammy (complete with RED head scarf) and her husband George. Marshall is the alcoholic, too mean, son. The overseer is evil, the tutor is evil, etc. etc. etc. I found the book getting tedious and couldn't wait for the end.
Did not finish the book. Started off strong then the story wandered around somewhat mindlessly and/or predictably.
Amazing book, I didn't want it to ever end. The characters were awesome and you felt a part of the family. I found myself cheering for the strong women in the book and how they were so strong in their beliefs and caring for each other.
An absolute must read!
Thank goodness for audio books. I can cook, clean, and drive and still "read".
Absolutely. The story was haunting, the characters intoxicating - it begs to be read again and again.
All of it. Every moment was captivating. This is a book that I would just sit and listen to, because I had to know what was coming next.
I already answered this question above: YES!
An absolute must read.
Warm, Emotional, Suspenseful
I think this is a very unique take on this subject so I really can't compare it to others. The use of a white slave character amongst a group of black slaves makes for a very unique and thought provoking story and raises issues and circumstances that, to my knowledge, have not been dealt with in other books. Very emotional story.
My favorite scenes all involved Mama May's wisdom and strength whether she was nursing the lady of the house or making sure Lavenia knew that she would always be her's. Such a wonderful and warm character.
Absolutely! I couldn't wait to get back to it once I put it down.
The performance of this book was wonderful. Lavenia's accent was so soothing and the use of a second narator as Belle was very smart.