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Journey of a Cotton Blossom

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Born amid the bigotry of the Deep South, mixed-race Joseph is a slave in all but name. Separated from his mother at birth, he yearns to run away from his loveless home and find her. It's a journey that will take him from plantation to plantation and hardship to hardship, yielding joy, sorrow, and love along the way.
Years later, Joseph's son, Isaiah, faces his own journey:
Published September 15th 2016 by Brown Books Publishing
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Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An exceptional read, Journey of a Cotton Blossom draws the reader in to the story from page one! It's an inspirational tale of a family struggling with their relationships with themselves, each other, their communities, and God. This story will stay with you long after the last page is read.
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
There is a tight, engaging story in this book. Unfortunately, it is embedded in wrappings of repetition and wordiness far beyond what is needed to make the points. The story opens in Mississippi in the 1940’s, when slavery is still the de facto social structure. The Klan is powerful, terrorizing blacks and whites that are not sufficiently pro-segregation.
Joseph is the child of a black mother and her white master, the result of a brutal rape while she was in her early teens. Rather than have h
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Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is a historical fiction. Some parts you would think are facts and others you can tell is a work of fiction. This book spans from the 40s until the 90s. Racism is alive and well in the deep south of Mississippi.

There are different aspects of this book where the characters are faced with different aspects of our lives today we take for granted. This book talks about slaves, race, and homosexuality.

I was sucked into this book from page 1. I wanted to see how it ended and was rooting for Josep
Geneva Handleman
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome and inspiring story!! A story of hope. A story of perseverance in the face of bigotry and ignorance. Two generations of fighting for equality. It is a romance, but it is also a drama. Life is both and this is the story of many lives. Fantastic strong characters and clear concise writing kept me turning the pages.

As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I give this one the full five hearts. I rejoiced in their happiness and cried with their pain.
Tiffany Mack
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so different for me. The author's style of writing was different yet understandable. It was good from the first page. This book is a good read. It speaks on hard times, acceptance and struggling to fit in and finding your true self. Take a chance and read this book.
Feb 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Imagine a book that tries to shove all the modern day prejudices into 350 pages and you would have Journey of a Cotton Blossom.
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