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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Disappointing historical fiction...

The Kitchen House
The Kitchen House

By: Kathleen Grissom

Genre: adult fiction

Pages: 369

Published: 2010

Read: April

2.5 out of 5

I loved The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I was very excited to read a book that was said to be similar and as great. WHAT a disappointment! This book had SO much drama and stereotypes it was pathetic. Grissom had the materials to write a great novel, but I only realized this after reading the author's note. With that much drama she should have limited the characters so the reader would actually be able to keep straight who slept with whom.  I know it's a fact that slave owners took advantage of the slave women, but Ben was a disgrace to all men alive and Belle needed to grow up and get a backbone. The only reason I gave it 2.5 stars is for the character Lavinia - she was a strong woman and the only one who stood up for her beliefs.   

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