Friday, August 30, 2013

#Review: YELLOW CROCUS by Laila Ibrahim



   5 of 5 stars

YELLOW CROCUS follows the poignant story of Elizabeth Wainwright born to prosperous plantation owners and her black nurse, Mattie. As Elizabeth grows up, she begins to learn what it means to own slaves and she has a difficult time reconciling her love for Mattie with the treatment that slaves endure throughout their lives. When she witnesses a horrific incident, Elizabeth must either accept it as part of life being a mistress of a plantation or change the course of her life.

The author weaves an engaging story flawlessly told between Elizabeth and Mattie's point of view. The bond they share will be tested and I found it hard to put the book down. I wanted to know what happened next. That's the greatest compliment I can give an author. Ms. Ibrahim had captured my full attention and even after I finished the book, I found myself thinking about it. The book is full of heartbreak, joy, unimaginable sorrow and happiness as the events in pre-Civil War are played out. Highly Recommended.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.