The Kitchen House

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660 ratings

The Kitchen House Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller and word-of-mouth phenomenon, this is perfect for book-groups and fans of The Help and The Postmistress.

"You must not become too friendly with them," she said. "They are not the same as us."

"How?" I asked. "How are they not the same?"

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....

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  • Book 1

    • The Kitchen House

    • By: Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping!

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 2

    • Glory over Everything

    • Beyond the Kitchen House
    • By: Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated by: Santino Fontana, Heather Alicia Simms, Madeleine Maby, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Painfully insipid. Couldn't finish.

    • By Dawn on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $27.99