Having read 2 books (the other, "The Help" ) about this period in American history, also a time I lived through, it took me back to the feelings of unrest, sadness, and I still question why people are so afraid of anyone who is not like them.
Minrose Gwin captures the period with an ear,and mindset, that rings absolutely true. The skill of the storyteller evokes the sights, the sounds, and even the smells of another time, one that we cannot afford to forget.
The story of Florence is yet another example of survival, and overcoming the sins of the father.
I highly recommend this one!
I received this book from Harper Perennial for review. Thank you!