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User Review  - CindaMac - LibraryThing

A Captivating Story The Kitchen House has so many good reviews I had to pick it up. It is easy to read and there is no shortage of well developed characters. The writing, however left something to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - jjaylynny - LibraryThing

An absorbing story about an Irish indentured servant working on a slave-owners plantation. I loved the first section, then was less engaged in the last parts. Characters, however, were pretty well-drawn and the details of pre-Civil War life were interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Audiobook narrated by Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin Lavinia, her brother and parents emigrated from Ireland with hopes of a better life in America. But her parents die aboard ship, still owing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarmenMilligan - LibraryThing

My take: 3 looks ***SPOILERS*** Nice historical fiction book. Spanning about 15 years, this tells the story from two perspectives: Lavinia, a white orphan from Ireland and Belle, a black slave who is ... Read full review

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

Oh dear. Haven't we all read this story before? Poor, orphaned indentured servant in the late 18th Century is taken in as family by the black house servants. In the "big house" there is the kindly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pmaurer - LibraryThing

Interesting story of slavery as viewed through an Irish girl's eyes. She is raised in the slave quarters, but eventually is married to the son of the plantation owner. My interest was maintained throughout the entire tale, despite not liking what was happening to the main character. Read full review

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User Review  - JReynolds1959 - LibraryThing

The year is 1791. A young, red-haired, white Irish girl who has become indentured to James Pyke. She has been brought to a plantation called Twin Oaks, in Virginia, and is handed to Belle and Mama Mae ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maydacat - LibraryThing

This novel had good potential with its setting and storyline, but somehow, falls short of being a really great novel. The beginning narrative that sets up the plot is quite good, but before long, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - streamsong - LibraryThing

In the late 1700's an Irish girl, seven year old Lavinia, is orphaned when both parents die on the voyage to America. She is sold to a plantation owner to work as an indentured servant. There she is ... Read full review

Review: The Kitchen House

User Review  - Marissa - Goodreads

3.5 stars. Ya know those books where the entire time the main character makes the exact opposite decision than you would make if you were living the book. This book was exactly that. I was mentally ... Read full review


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