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THE KITCHEN HOUSE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Irish orphan finds a new family among slaves in Grissom's pulse-quickening debut.Lavinia is only six in 1791, when her parents die aboard ship and the captain, James Pyke, brings her to work as an indentured servant at Tall Oaks, his Virginia plantation. Pyke's illegitimate daughter Belle, chief cook (and alternate narrator with Lavinia), takes reluctant charge of the little white girl. Belle and ... Read full review

Review: The Kitchen House

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Christine M

Author Kathleen Grissom brings us a gripping tale of the South during the days of slavery. The story is told from two different perspectives: Belle, the mulatto daughter of plantation owner Captain Pyke, and Lavinia, a white girl from Ireland who is sent to work in the “kitchen house” with Belle and other “nigras.” Belle, whose mother was a slave, was born on the plantation. Lavinia is an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

Good story, but the writing style didn't hook me. Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie Rzeppa - Goodreads

A historical fiction story set in Viriginia and told through the eyes of two very different characters- Belle (the daughter of the master and a slave) and Lavinia (a child brought home as an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yvette - Goodreads

Loved it! A very heartwarming story Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I enjoyed this story told from two different points of view. Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Absolutely loved this book. I wish there was a sequel as I miss the characters already. Read full review

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User Review  - Adrienne Davis - Goodreads

I couldn't stop reading it but I've read better southern antebellum time novels. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

This book was wonderful...until the last chapter. I felt like a student was scrambling to wrap up a paper that they had been working so hard on, but suddenly was under deadline. Read full review

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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

A good book club read for this month that will surely spark a long and many-faceted discussion. Can't wait. Read full review

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