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Preview — Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
Mattie was never truly mine. That knowledge must have filled me as quickly and surely as the milk from her breasts. Although my family ‘owned’ her, although she occupied the center of my universe, her deepest affections lay elsewhere. So along with the comfort of her came the fear that I would lose her some day. This is our story...
So begins Lisbeth Wainwright’s...more
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I can't begin to explain ...more
The first half of the book we gets the first several years from Mattie, but as the years wear on, it starts ...more
I am so glad I read this Novel as the saying goes “ Good goods come in small parcels”.
Yellow Crocus -is a flower that blooms in the most adverse conditions. What a great name for this Novel, makes you appreciate the thought the author put into this book.
This is a short novel and as I have been having a ...more
To me, that just about screams "Christian Romance". Ick.
But then I saw the Kindle edition cover when browsing the Kindle Unlimited options, and THAT one spoke to me and said that this book might be one that could interest me.
So I picked it ...more
As Lisbeth grew, her love and devotion to Mattie strengthened. She would visit Mattie’s family at the slave’s quarters each week, becoming close to them all. ...more
Yellow Crocus explores the relationship of Elizabeth, the white master, and Mattie, the black servant. When Elizabeth was born, she was handed to Mattie. It was Mattie’s job to see the needs of child, feeding and bathing etc. As the child grew up, the bond between these two also got stronger. ...more
I'll give it an honest 3.5 stars. I kind of feel bad....as if that doesn't do it justice. It is just a reflection of my feelings and emotions about the book. It was VERY engaging, I just did not enjoy the content and connections with the ...more
Mind you, I feel this book does a fair amount of using itself. It certainly falls into that territory of playing with your heartstrings, making you feel good about humanity and giving you a happy ever after. Was it realistic? No. Did it ...more
Why is the crocus purple when the book is called "Yellow" Crocus? The book was good, but everything was all nice and neat. This period was anything but sweet. I did like it though.
Major spoilers follow!
There is a particularly fascinating series of events ...more
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me a copy to review.
I bought this on Kindle quite some time ago, but recently decided to borrow it through Amazon Kindle Unlimited after discovering it was available as an audiobook.
I just finish re-reading this book. (The first time I read it was in 2011 and I rated it 5 stars then.) This is the story of a black slave woman, unceremoniously snatched from her own infant,to reside in the plantation house in the capacity of wet nurse to the mistress's newborn. This move precipitated numerous unforeseen emotions and relationships involving the wet nurse and the white child, this child and her biological mother, ...more
This book was set in the 1800's and was about a little girl, Elizabeth (or Lisbeth) and her wet nurse, Mattie, who became very attached to each other over the years. Their bond was like no other and then one day Mattie fled in hopes to be free. Over the years Lisbeth ...more
This story was a little glossy considering the time frame it covers. There were many horrors that existed back then, but I appreciated that this wasn't a 'shock and awe' campaign. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood for that. This story was centered on the characters and not so much ...more
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I was the founder and director of Woolsey Children's School where I had first hand experience loving children that were not my own. There are scenes in Yellow Crocus ...more