[EPUB] ✺ Yellow Crocus ✽ Laila Ibrahim – Tamekatrine.info

[EPUB] ✺ Yellow Crocus  ✽ Laila Ibrahim – Tamekatrine.info When I read The Invention of Wings last year , it made me think about little I really knew about slavery in spite of having read books and seen movies depicting the despicable injustices and inhumane treatment that black slaves in this country were forced to live with Once again, this time in Yellow Crocus, the author provides a story that showed me yet another heartache that a female slave on a southern plantation in 1837 was made to bear and my education continues.I can t begin to explain ho When I read The Invention of Wings last year , it made me think about little I really knew about slavery in spite of having read books and seen movies depicting the despicable injustices and inhumane treatment that black slaves in this country were forced to live with Once again, this time in Yellow Crocus, the author provides a story that showed me yet another heartache that a female slave on a southern plantation in 1837 was made to bear and my education continues.I can t begin to explain how heartbreaking this story was for probablythan half of this book I had a knot in my stomach and felt like I couldn t breathe at times It was gut wrenching and not surprisingly so but that didn t make it any easier Mattie Yellow Crocusreceived such overwhelmingly good reviews on Goodreads, and I like historical fiction, especially tales set in early America For example, I loved The Kitchen House , which also dealt with pre Civil War slavery So I was really looking forward to reading this book My expansive local library doesn t have it, so I put in an inter library loan request and received the book from a library in Oklahoma All good so far Then I started reading And, boy, was I disappointed What could hav Yellow Crocusreceived such overwhelmingly good reviews on Goodreads, and I like historical fiction, especially tales set in early America For example, I loved The Kitchen House , which also dealt with pre Civil War slav This was a wonderfully written book This book follows two characters, Mattie and Lisbeth, and is set in the mid 1800 s in Virginia Mattie is a slave woman for Lisbeth s family and is called in to be a wet nurse to young Elizabeth Lisbeth Forced to leave her own son just a few months old, Mattie is moved into the house and raises the young girl, almost as her own, for several yearsThe first half of the book we gets the first several years from Mattie, but as the years wear on, it starts t This was a wonderfully written book This book follows two characters, Mattie and Lisbeth, and is set in the mid 1800 s in Virginia Mattie is a slave woman for Lisbeth s family and is called in to be a wet nurse to young Elizabeth Lisbeth Forced to leave her own son just a few months old, Mattie is moved into the house and raises the young girl, almost as her own, for several yearsThe first half of the book we gets the first several years from Mattie, but as the years wear on, it starts to shift to Lisbeth s We get to see I want to wrap my arms and legs around this book and hang onto it forever With a depth and subtlety I m sure I didn t even fully grasp during this first read, Yellow Crocus captured my attention and my emotions on every single page I am hungry to pick it up and start all over again Beautiful, warm, hopeful, and inspiring, this story unfolded so seamlessly I felt like I was living it To finish the last page left me renewed and deeply satisfied This is the kind of book that makes me glad to 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 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. It s so interesting to me sometimes how my brain works I ve seen this book on Goodreads for a while now, and yet I never gave it any thought at all, never showed even the slightest spark of interest in looking to see what it was about because of the cover To me, that just about screams Christian Romance Ick What could have been a beautiful story but turned into just a show of sugary affection because the author didn t capture the relationship between master and the servant and the effect of slavery on it Yellow Crocus explores the relationship of Elizabeth, the white master, and Mattie, the black servant When Elizabeth was born, she was handed to Mattie It was Mattie s job to see the needs of child, feeding and bathing etc As the child grew up, the bond between these two also got stronger Eliz What could have been a beautiful story but turned into just a show of sugary affection because the author didn t capture the relationship between master and the servant and the effect of slavery on it Yellow Crocus explores the relationship of Elizabeth, the white master, and Mattie, the black servant When Elizabeth was born, she was handed to Mattie It was Mattie s job to see the needs of child, feeding and bathing etc As the child grew up, the bond between these two also got stronger Elizabeth s parents sell Mattie s son to a neighboring plantation The child could not survive there and escapes, never to be found again Mattie was questioned and beaten, and soon was relieved from the duties as Elizabeth s nanny She too soon fled to Ohio to be with her son and her husband And years later, fate brought both these women together.This story is so simple With such high ratings I expected so much from thi Yellow Crocus a novel by Laila Ibrahim I am so glad I read this Novel as the saying goes Good goods come in small parcels Yellow Crocus is a flower that blooms in the most adverse conditions What a great name for this Novel, makes you appreciate the thought the author put into this book.This is a short novel and as I have been having a bad streak with books lately this was exactly the sort of book I had been searching for I found the novel Yellow Crocus a very enjoyable book, no tricks o Yellow Crocus a novel by Laila Ibrahim I am so glad I read this Novel as the saying goes Good goods come in This is the wonderful, heart wrenching, but also heart warming story of the relationship between a young white girl and her slave nanny.Beautifully written and simply told I finished it in one sitting. This was a very well written book definitely grabs you and weaves a haunting story of life on the plantation I highly recommend this if you enjoyed other popular stories about this era, and books that focus on relationships between slaves and their owners I ll give it an honest 3.5 stars I kind of feel bad.as if that doesn t do it justice It is just a reflection of my feelings and emotions about the book It was VERY engaging, I just did not enjoy the content and connections with the ch This was a very well written book definitely grabs you and weaves a haunting story of life on the plantation I highly recommend this if you enjoyed other popular stories about this era, and books that focus on relationships between slaves and their owners I ll give it an honest 3.5 stars I kind of feel bad.as if that doesn t do it justice It is just a reflection of my feelings and emotions about the book It was VERY engag

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