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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

The Kitchen House takes place on a Virginia tobacco plantation from 1791 through 1810 and is told from the alternating points of view of Lavinia and Belle. Lavinia is an orphaned indentured servant ... Read full review

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User Review  - BetsyKipnis - LibraryThing

The Antebellum South. Wide open houses, verandas, smokehouses, creeks, slaves, lynchings, laudnam, and loveless marriages. This list covers everything except the complex relationships between ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

I am so upset, my review just disappeared. Ugh. This will be much shorter! I enjoyed the writing and the alternating voices of Belle and Lavinia. It was sad to think that while race equality has come ... Read full review

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

Started at a gripping 5 star, plummeted down to 3 stars in the middle, and finished at a solid 4 star. Phew, what a ride. Lavinia and Belle narrates this tale that spanned 19 years covering 3 ... Read full review

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User Review  - cjordan916 - LibraryThing

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate ... Read full review

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User Review  - susanbeamon - LibraryThing

Another novel that I read for book club. It was a story, told in two voices, demonstrating why slavery is very bad for human beings. The story focuses on an indentured servant, a child, who grows up ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smits - LibraryThing

This book was so good. Lavinia and Belle are outstanding characters who show the reader the world of slavery from such different perspectives. Life on a plantation house and in the kitchen house ... Read full review

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User Review  - fefferbooks - LibraryThing

I really wish I could give half stars, because this was a 4.5 for me. My only real complaint is that it wrapped up too quickly, leaving me feeling like the author rushed through giving her characters ... Read full review

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Tandra maddox
What a great book.

I really enjoyed this book

User Review  - whatonearthfor - Overstock.com

It had a lot of twists and turns in it and was so touching. Read full review


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