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User Review  - bwhitner - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. It was about a girl named Abina whose parents died coming over from Ireland. The Captain took her in and kept her in and kept her as a servant in a sense. Abina becomes a ... 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  - ShouldIReadIt - LibraryThing

This story of an indentured Irish servant raised among slaves in late eighteenth century Virginia is historically based and, at times, strongly emotional. Slave life on a tobacco plantation during ... 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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User Review  - SteveLindahl - LibraryThing

I glanced through a few of the reviews of The Kitchen House before writing my own. It seems the people who liked the book felt it was a well researched picture of the lives of slaves on a Virginia ... Read full review

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User Review  - beckyhaase - LibraryThing

THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom In an interesting twist on the pre-Civil War story of slavery, Grissom presents us with an Irish child orphaned on the ocean crossing and delivered into the life ... Read full review

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User Review  - rglossne - LibraryThing

A powerful and absorbing historical novel, told from the alternating points of view of an Irish girl, orphaned on her passage to the United States, who is raised in the kitchen house of a Virginia ... Read full review

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User Review  - Strawberryga - LibraryThing

I loved this story. I found myself not being able to put it down. The story is one of servants before the civil war. There are many sad stories within, each character is seemingly touched by heartache ... Read full review


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