If you loved "the Help" you will love this one also. I was sorry when it was over. Sad but excellent.
I could not put this story down. From the first page I was pulled into the story, the time, the vivid characters. This is one of those books that stays with you.
Loved it...got a little tired of the main character always saying she is sorry..but considering the time the story was suppose to take place I guess I can understand...now a days someone would have taken care of the problems long before the end...was sad to see the story end. Enjoyed this book and a similar book called The Help.
This was such a wonderful story!! Compare it to other great Southern stories such as The Help. Absolutely wonderful!!!
I loved the narrator of this book, the story was easy to follow, the characters were easy to love and hate. I enjoyed every minute of this book.
Having been reading novels dealing with ante-bellum life in the south since my teens, much of the material in this novel was old hat, however, the readers were wonderful and the tale from the slaves' viewpoint was what held my interest. I'm still enough of a Pollyanna to think that not ALL plantations were subject to the stereotype white owners portrayed here; I tend to want to believe that some were operated like Tara in GWTW. Be that as it may, I can still recommend this book and especially enjoyed Bahni Turpin's narration.
I thouroughly enjoyed this listen from the first minute. Sad to hear it end and would like a sequel. I've been looking for a book that I liked as much as The Help and this is definatley a very close second. Excellent Narrative voices and spellbinding plot.
I loved this book and became very attached to many of the characters. The author certainly did her homework. My only thought is that the ending seemed a bit contrived and almost too simple to fit the incredible plot sequence. Still, I very much recommend it and think it would be a great companion piece to "The Help" in a book discussion group.