Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Slavery Through Women's Eyes

The Wedding Gift by Marlene Suyapa Bodden 

This is the story of two women - Sarah Campbell and Theodora Allen. Sarah was born in 1846, a slave at the Allen Estates. Theodora Allen married Cornelius, the master of the plantation. Sarah is also the bastard daughter of Cornelius, half sister to Theodora's Clarissa. Sarah's mother Emmeline only goes to Cornelius' bed to ensure her children will stay on the plantation. Despite the feeling of betrayal, Theodora comes to care for both Emmeline and Sarah, especially since Sarah is not only Clarissa's maid, she is also her childhood companion, as well as one of the gifts that Cornelius gives Clarissa when she gets married.

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"The Wedding Gift" by Marlene Suyapa Bodden, published by Random House Century, released May, 2013 is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, eBooks, Kobo (eBooks), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery) or from an IndieBound store near you.

I would like to thank the publishers for sending me via NetGalley the advance reader's copy for review on Curious Book Fans. A version of this review also appears on Dooyoo under my username TheChocolateLady, and previously appeared on {the now defunct} Yahoo! Contributor Network.
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