Spring is here! ... well sort of. At least the snow is trying to melt. I'll give it some credit. 

It seems like right now I'm mostly reading books for book clubs but right now that feels like all I have time for, so without further ado: I read The Purchase for this month (April) for a book club. 

The story is about a Quaker who moves his family to Virginia after his wife has died. His life is bond to a boy slave whom he purchases at an auction. The book goes on to show how the purchase of this one boy changes everyone's life for years to come. 

I initially like the idea of the story but I do not like the way in which it was written. Linda Spalding covers a lot of time in her book and several stories which I feel one book could have been on each relationship in the overall novel. There were also times where in a sentence an entire year was skipped so sometimes I wasn't really sure how someone got older and I'd have to go back and read it again. All in all, I wouldn't really recommend it. 

Now I just have to find the next thing to read...

The Wakeful Dreamer  

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