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