Fourteen years after the end of slavery, Lord Henry Hardin and his wife, Lady Bertha, enjoy an entitled life in Union County, Arkansas. Until he faces a devastating reality: Bertha is unable to bear children. If Henry doesn't produce an heir, the American branch of his family name will die out. So Henry, desperate to preserve his aristocratic family lineage, does the unthinkable.
When Salome, Henry's colored mistress, gives birth to a white-skinned, blue-eyed daughter, Henry orders a reluctant Lady Bertha to claim the child as their own...allowing young Margaret to pass into the white world of privilege.
As Margaret grows older, unaware of her true parentage, devastating circumstances threaten to shroud her in pain and shame...but then, ultimately, in revelation. Despite rumors about Margaret's true identity, Salome is determined to transform her daughter's bitter past into her secure future while Henry goes to extraordinary lengths to protect his legacy. Spanning decades and generations, marked by tragedy and redemption, this unforgettable saga illuminates a family's fight for their name, for survival, and for true freedom.
©2016 Francine K. Howard (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The basics of the story were interesting, but the heroine was so insipid that you just wanted to choke her! ( figuratively, of course)
The time jumps were a little jarring. But basically, the narrator was so boring that it made the book boring. I'm curious as to whether or not I would have liked the book better if I had read it in print format. I'm sure I couldn't have liked it any less.
The narration of this book makes this even more unbearable to get through. The only good thing about "The Daughter of Union County" was that is was free.
Not a waste of time but not as good as I was hoping. The writing was decent overall but there were a few cringe-worthy passages throughout. It would have been more enjoyable if the narrator had used a dictionary for unfamiliar words. It didn't sound as if she had taken the time to read ahead at all as the pacing was frequently awkward.
History part was interesting but too long and run on.
This book was just okay...like many audio books I was ready for it to end.
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