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Debbie

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  • 1 titles in library
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  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6726)
    Performance
    (4702)
    Story
    (4687)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "A Must Listen!"
    Overall

    I passed this book by the first time and went on to download and listen to a few other okay. Coming across The Kitchen House a second time, I decided to download. I was captivated from the start. A truly sad time in our history, but the strength of the characters was simply amazing. I did not want this book to end, and am hoping there just may be a sequel!

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodroot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Amy Greene
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver, Kirby Heyborne, Jessie Bernstein, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison, Bloodroot is a stunning fiction debut about the legacies of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss that haunt one family across the generations, from the Great Depression to today. The novel is told in a kaleidoscope of seamlessly woven voices and centers around an incendiary romance that consumes everyone in its path.

    Martha Trupiano says: "Amazing story"
    "At the very top of my favorites"
    Overall

    An amazing listen that I didn't want to end, but felt it ended perfectly. Well written and well executed, this is one of those rare books that was seamless as it went through the cast of characters, I felt I knew each one by the end, and I didn't get lost along the way! A huge fan of The Help, Bloodroot is right up there as my all time favorites since joining Audible, and my first review!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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