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    Great Book I Just Finished Reading

    I want to recommend a really good book to you all. It's called "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom. Unbelievably, it's her first novel. It takes place in the late 1700s, on a plantation. The story is told through the eyes of two narrators: One, a slave born on the plantation, and the other, a young Irish girl who comes to live there as an indentured servant. The writing style is wonderful and the story is so compelling you can't put it down. I really enjoyed it. Felt like I was there and knew the characters.

    This book is historical fiction, well researched by the author.
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    Reading is my second favorite thing to do...My problem is I have to finish it and am known to stay up till 3am even if I have to get up at 7am. I will look for that book, it sounds great.

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    I love Emilie Richard's Quilting Stories. Wedding Ring, Endless Chain, Lover's Knot. Will pick up your book, sounds very interesting.

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    another book about the deep south you might like is Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings." Very engrossing and based on truth. A compelling read as well
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    There are several copies on Abebooks.com for under 4.00 with free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorcour View Post
    another book about the deep south you might like is Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings." Very engrossing and based on truth. A compelling read as well
    I've heard of it... will look for it or order it from the library.

    I found my copy of The Kitchen House at a rummage sale for $.25!
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    I agree that "The Invention of Wings" is a really good read!
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    Love historical novels. I'm reading The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. Really good. Thanks for the new one.

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    Sounds good. I just added it to my wish list for my kindle. It will have to wait for the price to come down a little before I get it.

    I just finished "Gone Girl." It had a few twists and the ending was something I would never have guessed.

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    I read this book several years ago and it was quite good.

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    Sounds like a good one. Going to check it out and see if it is available on Kindle. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjbaxter View Post
    I agree that "The Invention of Wings" is a really good read!
    I read this book just last year and I too thought it was great. The end was just a bit drawn out for me but the rest of the book made it all well worth reading. Fascinating read and story. Afterwards, I had to google the names to check out the history behind it all.

    Guess I had better go check out The Kitchen House. I am not sure why I like to read these kinds of books but I am drawn to them. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Thanks for the info - I love a good historical fiction.

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    Historical fiction is the only type of history I can stand, and I love it. Thanks for the tip!

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    Thanks! Reading is a joy, but I get tired of some of the drivel (books written according to a 'formula'). It's good to get some new recommendations.
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    Going to put some of those titles on my "to read" list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorcour View Post
    another book about the deep south you might like is Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings." Very engrossing and based on truth. A compelling read as well
    Been meaning to read this....I made a note of the title some time ago.

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    I got the book yesterday at a used book store for $6 and hope to enjoy it as much as you did. Thank you for the recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Thanks! Reading is a joy, but I get tired of some of the drivel (books written according to a 'formula'). It's good to get some new recommendations.
    There's SO MUCH 'drivel' out there... I can't stand a book where I can easily anticipate the plot. I avoid a book if the author's name is bigger than the title, on the cover! Bad writing, books that turn into romance novels, formula writing--- UGH. I'm picky about what I will read.
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    thanks for the tip and recommendation. I love to read and historical fiction is my favorite, hands down. I will now make a trip to the library and do the search for "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom.

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    Those prices on Kindle never seem to come down.

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    Thanks so much for this posting- I'm always looking for "good" historical fiction!

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    Oh I really enjoyed Emilie Richard's books as well. I have re-read all that I have twice!

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    I've just begun Dianna Gabaldon's Outlander series, which my daughter sent for Christmas, the first three books in the series. I'm late to the table on these, they've been out for a while, but find myself thoroughly engrossed in her writing style. Anyone else read them?

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    Sounds great! I'm going to check it out. I've just ordered the 12 Poldark books and am waiting for the first 3 (have received 4-12). I need one to fill in the wait! Thanks!!
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