Book Review – The Kitchen House

This book had been on my shelf to read for awhile and now that I am done with it there are two sides as to how I feel about the book.

Side one is the part of me that felt like something good should happen. The characters in the book were met with tragedy after tragedy and so many of the pages were dripping with hopelessness. I kept waiting for something good to happen to someone, but in the rare case that it did, the good fortune was short lived and ripped away.

Side two is how much I absolutely loved the author’s development into the character’s relationships. She delved deep into the all gray areas that exist when humans connect within one another. Set against the back drop of a slave run plantation, Kathleen explores the complexities, the wrongness, the love, the horror and the bonds that could possibly emerge from this unjust period of history of our history.

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