Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

If you liked The Help, give this book a try.  It's a little more intense, but an interesting and intriguing read. 

Review from Amazon:

When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.
Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.
Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk.
The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail.

1 comment:

  1. This book captivated me from the very first page to the last! I absolutely loved it. Not many books can bring tears to my eyes, but this one did! I did not want it to end. I fell in love with the characters and felt their joy and pain all through the pages. If you want a good read, it's well worth the price of the book. I highly recommend this book. I definitely will be telling my family and friends to read it!