Before the war, Rosewood Plantation is large and prosperous. During the war years, women and slaves struggle to keep it running. But in the bloody days following the Northern victory, a marauding band of Union soldiers ravages Rosewood. Katie, the master's young daughter, and Mayme, a slave girl, are the only survivors of the carnage. Now the two have only each other, and their shared faith in God, to rely on.
As their friendship grows, so does their conviction that God is directing them to work together. Michael Phillips' flair for creating engaging characters and narrator Susan Spain's thoughtful reading are a perfect match.
©2003 Michael Phillips; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
We listened to this on a long trip, it was great. The reader was excellent, and the story was as well, the only disappointment was that it ended, and we were expecting a bit more.
I enjoyed listening to this book. I agree with the other reviewer that it was excellent but now I am left hanging to figure out what happens next. This book was written in 2005 -- when are the others coming. It is now 2010. Had I researched before buying, I probably wouldn't have purchased a volume 1 w/o news of when 2 would be available.
This intriguing tale is good, but not my favorite. First, the narrator is pretty good, but sometimes sounds like she's reading rather than acting the part (making it sound fake). Second, it's a bit distracting the way the writer has unnecessary "I said," or "she said," clauses. It detracts from feeling like you are right there watching. Third, the books were written to make you have to buy all in order to have any sense of a complete story, rather than a series of books that can stand on their own. But the tale is good, and so I will continue to the next one.
I listened to books 1 & 2 and then discovered that book 3 & 4 are not yet on Audio. So if you don't have time to read books 3 & 4, then don't start listening to this book! I'm left with an empty feeling :-/ Now I wish I hadn't started listening to this book at all?
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