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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
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Oct 04, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-hstorical, 2012, literary-awards, ladies-and-lit-bc, 5-star-books
Read from April 20 to 24, 2012

This was a book that I could not put down . A historical fiction set in the 1700-1800s , in VA, on a tobacco growing plantation.
I actually lived in VA for 2 years and was invited and stayed in the original Renyolds Homestead . (Tobacco plantation / later family interests cigarettes and aluminum) The 4 poster bed I slept in was then over 200 years old, and hand hewn by Renyolds slaves.
Not only was this historical fiction , informative and engaging and believable ... it also told about indentured servants.... many brought to USA from Ireland. Definately 5 star book for me!
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