Mayme and Katie have become friends, which is unusual given that their friendship has spouted at the end of the Civil War and that Mayme is a former slave, while Katie is the daughter of a plantation owner. Both girls have been orphaned by the war, left alone on Katie's family plantation. The land is the one thing they still share, and they don't want to leave it. But if anyone finds out the two of them live there alone, they will be forced to move. Despite their differences, the two girls rely on one another and are determined to survive no matter what it takes.
Susan Spain's narration perfectly captures the emotions of these two adventurous young women.
©2003 Michael Phillips; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
"Vivid historical detail combines with memorable characters in Michael Phillips' second story in his Shenandoah Sisters series." (Romantic Times)
This was a great book. Do you have the other four that are in the set on audible, if so I would like to get them also.
My Children loved this story.
The ending lacked zeal.
She acts out the characters, and brings the characters to life passionately.
Yes it was interesting and kept me on the edge of my seat a few times.
The singing was a bit much!
I just discovered book 3 & 4 are not on audio so I will have to buy the book and read it myself if I want to know the outcome- BUMMER! I could at least listen to the audio when I drive... I'm sorry I purchased the books...
Wonderful perspective from various social positions. Particularly shows how different people were motivated by hatred, greed and arrogance, but other people on the same side of the issue were kind and generous and sometimes ignorant of harsh realities.
This book did not hold my interest. I suppose the characters are at fault I could not identify with them at all. I usually like historical novels.
I think this book did not move along fast enough for me.
Performance was okay. I really could not find fault with it, I would listen to another book by this actor.
It seemed so true to life, and was presented very well.
I would guess Susan is a southern, colored lady and she made the story really live.
While I found the story interesting, if somewhat unbelievable, I thought the dialect and the vocabulary was not correct nor realistic for the time. The "voice" of the writer disturbed me for some reason. It was not authentic sounding. The vocabulary of Mayme was not that of a 15-year old former slave girl. I finished the book because I rarely do not finish a book.
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