Standing at the Scratch Line: King Tremain Series, Book 1 (Tremain Family Saga #1)
Raised in the steamy bayous of New Orleans in the early 1900s, LeRoi "King" Tremain, caught up in his family's ongoing feud with the rival DuMont family, learns to fight. But when the teenage King mistakenly kills two white deputies during a botched raid on the DuMonts, the Tremains' fear of reprisal forces King to flee Louisiana.
Johnson used a lot of different characters like Serena, Big Ed, and Darwin “The Professor” Morris to give us a view of various characters that were involved in King’s life. Honestly, I ...more
Early in the book LeRoi "King" Tremain is sent away from his family for his actions while protecting his family ...more
The story is exciting, thought provoking and cathartic. Social, psychological, financial and emotional issues are all addressed in this creative story of love, loss, growth and maturity. I can see each of character in this book. From the international scene of World War I to streets of Harlem and from ...more
I was so moved by the main character that I kept giving my husband updates while being pregnant with ...more
But yes, it was looooooong!! but with the detail provided the length of the book was warranted.
If you can ignore some of the lengthy descriptions (unless you like that), and don't mind that you may have to look up some words, you will love this book.
I've read it multiple times and it still captivates me every time.