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The Wedding Gift - Marlen Suyapa Bodden
The Wedding Gift
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When prestigious plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah—her slave and her half-sister.  Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not a proper southern belle she appears to be with ambitions of loving who she chooses and... show more
When prestigious plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah—her slave and her half-sister.  Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not a proper southern belle she appears to be with ambitions of loving who she chooses and Sarah equally hides behind the façade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape. Both women bring these tumultuous secrets and desires with them to their new home, igniting events that spiral into a tale beyond what you ever imagined possible and it will leave you enraptured until the very end. Told through alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius’ wife, Marlen Suyapa Bodden's The Wedding Gift is an intimate portrait that will leave readers breathless.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250026385 (1250026385)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 The Wedding Gift
This story is told in two voices, one is that of the mistress of the Allen plantation, Theodora Allen, and the other is that of the slave, Sarah Campbell. This particular slave is the illegitimate child of the master, Cornelius Allen, and his slave and mistress, Emmeline.Just a child, Sarah does not...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 The Wedding Gift
This story is told in two voices, one is that of the mistress of the Allen plantation, Theodora Allen, and the other is that of the slave, Sarah Campbell. This particular slave is the illegitimate child of the master, Cornelius Allen, and his slave and mistress, Emmeline.Just a child, Sarah does not...
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it
4.0 The Wedding Gift
This review also appears in my blog at www.msleighmbooks.blogspot.comI received this book as an Advance Reader Edition, but I can't figure out from whom. There is no e-mail telling me I won a giveaway and no letter with the book-just the book. So, I will thank St. Martin's Press and the author for r...
MulticulturalJunkie
MulticulturalJunkie rated it
3.5 Interesting female portayals in a historical fiction book depicting slavery
Actual Rating: 3.5 Review can also be seen here on: http://twinjabookreviews.blogspot.com/p/our-reviews.html I received an *ARC in exchange for an honest review. If I'm being frank, Im very sensitive to the subject of slavery. It makes me uncomfortable to read about it, see it portrayed in me...
Silver's Reviews
Silver's Reviews rated it
5.0 the Wedding Gift
Poignant, heartbreaking, and unfortunately true. THE WEDDING GIFT is beautiful in the sense of how the story is told in the author's marvelous prose and flowing style, but ugly in the harshness, cruelty, and reality of the events. The characters will pull at your heart strings as you follow Emmeli...
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