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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

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User Review  - delphimo - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the different voices relating the story. I also learned more horrors of the slavery era and of the medical practices of the late 1790's. Did the prologue tell too much of what was to happen ... 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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User Review  - dragonflydee1 - LibraryThing

Lots and lots of tragedy, but I still enjoyed it. Read full review

Review: The Kitchen House

User Review  - Rhonda Rounds - Goodreads

I may come back and four star this after I have some time to think. The book is well written, but it seemed tedious at times with multiple love triangles, everyone's kids dying and so on. I realize ... Read full review

Review: The Kitchen House

User Review  - Joy - Goodreads

I would have given this book 4 stars, but the last chapter was awful. As Crystal said, it might have well have just said, "The End.". It was a wonderful story with awful horrible things all throughout ... Read full review


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