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The Sugar Planter's Daughter

(Quint Chronicles)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  460 ratings  ·  47 reviews
A breathtaking and unforgettable story of a woman torn between her family and the man she loves.

1912, British Guiana, South America: Winnie Cox is about to marry George Quint, the love of her life. Born into a life of luxury and privilege on her father’s sugar plantation, Winnie has turned against her family by choosing to be with George – a poor black postman from the slu
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published July 22nd 2016 by Bookouture
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Brenda
When Winnie Cox married George Quint, she knew she was going against everything that was traditionally “correct”. It was 1912 in British Guiana and Winnie was from a privileged white family – owners of a large and prosperous sugar plantation. George was poor, a postman and a black man. But Winnie didn’t care – she loved George with all her heart. Winnie’s Mama took George into her heart, but her sister, Johanna or Yoyo as she was known, disliked George intensely – she was disgusted and horrified ...more
Marianne
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sugar Planter’s Daughter is the second book in the Quint Family trilogy by Guyanese-born author, Sharon Maas. Set some two years after The Secret Life of Winnie Cox, this book picks up from where that one left off. Archie Cox languishes in a British jail while his youngest daughter, Yoyo runs Plantation Promised Land from behind her husband-of -convenience, Clarence Smedley.

Winnie is disappointed that the humanitarian changes she and Yoyo had planned for Plantation Promised Land are abandon
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Renita D'Silva
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read one of Sharon Maas's books, I think, wow, sublime, it can't get any better than this. But with every book, it does! Sharon's prose is sheer magic, she has honed storytelling to a perfect art and I was blown away by this story. I absolutely adored the first book in this series: The Secret Life of Winnie Cox, and I fell a little in love with Winnie and George in that book and was eagerly awaiting the continuation of their story. And what a story this is! Winnie and George have be ...more
Jules
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having loved The Secret Life of Winnie Cox, I’ve been dying to read this book.

I needed to know what was going to happen next for George and Winnie. A part of me was so relieved that they had a future together after the struggles they faced in the first book, but then certain events within this story made me feel sad, and so incredibly angry at one particular character. There were events in this book I tried so hard to stop happening as they unravelled in front of me while I continued to read. I
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Zoe
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking, poignant, and intriguing.

This is the story of Winnie, a fearless, courageous, white woman who chooses to leave the comfort and security of her family's sugar plantation to do the unthinkable and marry George, a charismatic, strong, good-natured, dark-skinned man from the ghettos of Georgetown.

The story is set in British Guiana during the early 1900s, and is told by differing perspectives that carry you along through the ups and down's of Winnie's life flawlessly.

This is, ultimatel
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Thebooktrail
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review to follow but if you loved The Secret Life of Winnie Cox then this is the continuation of that story! Sublime writing and a wonderfully woven tale.
Abbie
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2016
The Sugar Planter’s Daughter is breathtakingly beautiful and I was completely absorbed in this epic family saga.

We are taken back to another era as the story takes place in British Guiana during 1912, 1918 and then eighteen months later. Told in first person narrative by different family members, George, Winnie, Yoyo (Johanna) and Ruth, the different narratives work well in giving all the perspectives and feelings of those involved.

The characterisation is fantastic with Sharon giving each their
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MetLineReader
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another beautifully told tale from Sharon Maas. Continuing the tale of Winnie, from the Secret Life of Winnie Cox, this story centres around Winnie and George as they come to terms with their unusual marriage, Winnie's mum and delightful sister Yoyo. Told in alternating chapters, and centred around life in Georgetown and on the family plantation Promised Land. Sharon Maas is a great storyteller and you can imagine yourself transported to British Guiana with the sights, sounds and smells... I abs ...more
Susan Angela Wallace
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Sugar Planters Daughter By Sharon mass is a story about betrayal, temptation and buried secrets.
A breathtaking and unforgettable story of a woman torn between her family and the man she loves.
1912, British Guiana, South America: Winnie Cox is about to marry George Quint, the love of her life. Born into a life of luxury and privilege on her father’s sugar plantation, Winnie has turned against her family by choosing to be with George – a poor black postman from the slums.
This was such a lovel
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Colleen Maclennan
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received book from Netgalley . A spiteful sister caused havoc and pain to the life of George and Winnie and their family. This book dealt with interracial marriages, jealousy , slavery , acceptance, rejection, love ,death and forgiveness. Sisters Yoyo and Winnie are strong characters but so dissimilar in nature. Their uniqueness allows readers to favor one over the other and for good reasons. Really for the time period the the marriage of a poor black man to a well off sugar plantation daughter ...more
Tia
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I would give it 4.5 stars, but the ending (really) and no one was murdered. You know what I mean!

I need the next book now! Why Ms. Mass why!
Cindy Woods
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story

Love this author's writing. Great story. Well written. Strong characters. Interestingly much of the racism and discriminatory feelings and practices written of here in early 1900's are still ongoing today...... It's just more subtle and mannerly. I speak from experience. I found it exceptionally interesting when George and Winnie live in his neighborhood and she relates how isolated she feels as the only white woman. I could easily draw parallels to her experience and feelings to
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Emma Robertson
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Firstly I would like to let you know that this is part of a trilogy however, it read very easily as a standalone.

This story makes you think about the relationship between white sugar plantation owners and their black coolie slaves and Indian servants, the ignorance and arrogance of their money and wealth and how in historical term's racial resentment took deep and at times unmoveable root and a form of reverse racial feeling often ill considered or taken into account.

This is a historical fiction
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Peg
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Sugar Planter’s Daughter is a powerfully written, emotionally charged, character driven novel, that takes place during the early 1900’s in British Guiana.

Winnie Cox, a Sugar Planter’s Daughter, is a kind-hearted and trusting soul, who willingly gives up her upper-class status to marry George Quint, a black man, from a poor neighborhood.

Winnie’s sister, Johanna, chose to continue her privileged life, by marrying a man whom she could easily manipulate and use, to restore her family’s sugar p
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Fiona
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A beautifully written book following the story of Winnie Cox, a sequel to The Secret Life of Winnie Cox. This can be read as a stand alone but I think that to fully understand the background to the story they should be read in order.
I found this a fascinating insight into life in British Guiana during the late 19th and early 20th century. The Cox family are wealthy sugar plantation owners, whose profits rely on an indentured workforce, mainly from India, after the emancipation of the slaves. I
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Kathe Coleman
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Sugar Planter’s Daughter by Sharon Maas
The Sugar Planter's Daughter is the third book in her series but it easily can be read as a stand alone. It is set in 1912 and we are reintroduced to Winnie Cox, Ma Quint, and her husband George. It is a mixed marriage. George is a black postman from the slums and Winnie comes from a white privileged life on a sugar plantation. The chapters alternate between George, Winnie, Yoyo (Winnie’s sister) and Ruth (Winnie’s mother). Yoyo is tired of living in he
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Claire Sinclair
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a much needed break from police procedural/psychological thrillers. It was filled with love and forgiveness but also bitterness and revenge. It really did have it all. I really hope there are more George and Winnie stories to come.
Thank you to TBC on FB and the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Aisha
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is just as good, if not better, than it's predecessor The Secret Life Of Winnie Cox!
Sharon Maas is a talented author.. I was there with Winnie and George, observing their struggles and triumphs and cheering them on. Being transported to their world was quite the treat. It's a beautiful poignant story which will stay with me for a long time.
Lynn
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to publishers and Tbc'rs for a chance to review this book.This book is set in an era of huge change, and, when a young couple marry, it effects both sides, and, as you follow the life they build and all that follows, looking forward to more by this authour
Nelly
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional. Continues where the equally exceptional Secret Life of Winnie Cox left off and evokes a whole new range of emotions not introduced previously.

Loved all the details of Winnie's new life and look forward to the story continuing.
Katherine Sunderland
I'm embarrassed to say that this the first book by Sharon Maas that I have read - something I will be urgently rectifying now I've finished "The Sugar Planter's Daughter"! It's really exciting to discover a "new" author - particularly one with a great looking back catalogue. It seems this is actually the second book in a trilogy but it was completely accessible as a stand alone story and it did not affect any of my understanding or enjoyment because I hadn't read the previous sequel.

I was attrac
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Wendy Jones
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Could not get into this book. Read first 50 or so pages, but not for me. Too descriptive and lost in back story. Not enough going on. If you like beautifully described settings, this might be for you. I put it on the swap shelf in the hotel on holiday and it was taken within a day, so someone was grateful.
Maria
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved this book in the series. As usual, Winnie's story is engrossing as well as George's, as we see their family grow. Felt a bit sorry for Yoyo, did not expect to see that happen and it seems like there is another book in this series? I hope!
Valene
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good

This book was very good. I read the previous book about two sisters growing up on a plantation and how their lives were very sheltered. This book is a continuation of that story and their married lives. The sisters were very different in every way and this story is about all of those differences and what happened to each of them.
Susan Duthie
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This is a brilliant story set in 1912 in British Guiana. It's a love story between Winnie, who is white and George, who is black. Winnie is a Sugar Planter's daughter and George is a humble Postman. This book tells the story of their marriage and the great controversy when Winnie moves into the local coloured town. Can she manage to win over the towns people? Johanna who is Winnie's sister, runs the sugar plantation and is unhappy in her marriage. She plots to upset Winnie, what is she up to? Re ...more
Emma
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016

It is 1912,Winnie is about to marry the sweet and kind George Quint, the love of her life. Used to privilege, comfort and security that is born of wealth and used to the good life she had on her father’s sugar plantation, Winnie has gone against her family, against what is accepted by society in fact; because George is a black postman from the wrong side of town in what the white folk think of as slums. This is British Guiana, South America and inter racial marriage is taboo.

Winnie may be living
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Fiona Moreira
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sharon Maas and it was just as wonderful as the last.

Winnie has married the love of her life in George but at the beginning of the 20th century, not everyone in British Guyana approves of a marriage that mixes race and social standing.

This is a beautiful story of unconditional love, betrayal and ultimately forgiveness and how far someone must fall before they can understand true love.
Smitha
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is 1912. In British Guyana,Winnie Cox is getting married to the love of her life, George Quint. What should have been the happiest day of her life is marred by the drift between her and her sister Joanna. The book picks up from where ‘The Secret Life of Winnie Cox left off.

Joanna doesn’t approve of George or of her sister’s decision. Joanna or Yoyo and Winnie are daughters of an affluent sugar planter while George is a poor black postman. Yoyo cannot believe that her sister has decided to tak
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Ilana
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Set in the British Guiana at the beginning of the 20th century, The Sugar Planter's Daughter is more than a chronicle of social and race equality, but a novel about love, betrayal and hope.
The story is told by episodes by the main protagonists of the story, each assigned a particular voice and role in the narrative. This choice creates a very interesting dynamic of the development of the story, building the conflict and creating the context for possible solutions. As a reader, you are introduce
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Sharon Maas was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1951, and spent many childhood hours either curled up behind a novel or writing her own adventure stories. Sometimes she had adventures of her own, and found fifteen minutes of Guyanese fame for salvaging an old horse-drawn coach from a funeral parlor, fixing it up, painting it bright blue, and tearing around Georgetown with all her teenage friends. Th
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Other books in the series

Quint Chronicles (4 books)
  • The Secret Life of Winnie Cox
  • The Girl from the Sugar Plantation (The Quint Chronicles)
  • The Small Fortune of Dorothea Q