The Kitchen House
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  • 1
    The Kitchen House | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    In 1791 when seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house and becomes part of the family of black slaves whose fates are tied to the plantation. But Lavinia’s skin will always set her apart, whether she wishes it or not. And as she grows older, she will be torn between the life that awaits her as a white woman and the people she knows as kin....

    gripping!

    The narrator voices were perfect for the story. characters were well developed, story was engrossing.

    Reviewed on October 14 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 2
    Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House | Kathleen Grissom

    Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Santino Fontana, Heather Alicia Simms, Madeleine Maby, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1530)
    Performance
    (1412)
    Story
    (1407)

    This new standalone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover, Caroline, is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant, Pan, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South.

    Painfully insipid. Couldn't finish.

    I loved "The Kitchen House," so I did not hesitate in the least to buy this book. What struck me first was the poor narration. But I really wanted to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2016 by Dawn (Petaluma, CA United States)