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February 03, 2010


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Kathy R (Bermudaonion)

I love that the author has been surrounded by books her whole life. I suspect she's got a bestseller on her hands!


Great post! I love to disapear in a book when I read. I can not wait to read this book. Thank you

Robin Cain

This truly sounds like a fascinating read and I'm so glad I stumbled across this blog. I never knew that such a thing existed and it has truly piqued my curiosity, as it did the author. I can only imagine the 'layers' of complicated feelings in these relationships... Looking forward to the read!

Melissa C

I first read about this book on Library Love Fest and I wanted to read it then! Now, I want to read it even more. It sounds so fascinating!

I need to get my husband to move some furniture around so I can have my own comfy chair to read in too!


Absolutely fascinating! +1 for the TBR pile! Sounds like it would make for good book club discussion as well...

Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Mom)

I have this on HOLD at the library -- can't wait until it is my turn to read it!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

Fantastic mix of history and fiction! Dolen Perkins-Valdez asked herself some pretty tough questions when researching and writing WENCH.

J.T. Oldfield

Awesome post! I've heard people suggest that Sally Hayes loved Thomas Jefferson, but that's controversial to say the least. It's a fascinating topic though!

סדנאות שוקולד

Nice sharing, Dølen Perkins-Valdez delivers the compelling story of the main characters, Lizzy, Reenie, Sweet Mawu and life as a slave mistresses and maids in the mid 19th century. Although from different plantations in the South who are masters of their white masters vacation with a car-free state of Ohio, each summer, a fraternal bond and develop relationships with each other.

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