Mustard Seed by Laila Ibrahim - Book Review
From the Publisher --
"Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth’s beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school.
When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she’s summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up. There she must face the Confederate family she betrayed by marrying an abolitionist. Jordan and Mattie return to Fair Oaks, too, to save the family they left behind, who still toil in oppression. For Lisbeth, it’s a time for reconciliation. For Jordan and Mattie, it’s time for liberation.
As the Johnsons and Freedmans confront the injustice that binds them, as well as the bitterness and violence that seethes at its heart, the women must find the courage to free their families—and themselves—from the past. "
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My review - This book is a good read. It's not fantastic or even great but it's a 3 star out of 5.
Set in the 1800's, Two women are forced to deal with their pasts. Pages of random political discussions and racist epithets, made me want to quit reading. I didn't feel uncomfortable, I felt pissed off! This story had zero chance of being historically incorrect, those scenarios probably happened many times, it's the wording and the way the author wrote them that inflamed me.
Read it if you want too.
It's ok if you like historical dramas.
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