Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl’s visits to the slaves’ quarters - and their lively and loving community - bring them closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity.
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This was an excellent read. Reminded me of the kitchen house.
I loved this book from the very start, the only thing I didn't like is when it ended:( it kept me listening and cleaning way past my working hours just so I could keep on listening to this wonderful book, buy it you will love it
Yellow crocus/ amazing
If your reading this know that I only write reviews when earned:) this was a wonderful book. I couldn't wait to pick up where I'd left off. The only regret is it's over, as with all great story's we wish they went on and on. Buy it:) I promise you will love it. This will be a book you recommend to your friends. So stop reading this review and start downloading this book. Yours truly Rochelle Butler