This is where I would have to say, “April Fools!”. I’ve just read, The House Girl – By Tara Conklin with the book club. The disappointment! I has it:(
The story is told in rotating chapters of past and present. Lina Sparrow is a lawyer fresh out of school and she gets assigned to a class action lawsuit case representing descendants of American slaves. She dives into her research head first but she also is dealing with personal problems in her life too.
Josephine is a slave girl from Virginia 1852. This is where the story lacked, in my opinion. I felt like there could have been so much more written about Josephine and her life. I was left wanting more and feeling like I had been jipped.
I don’t normally give bad reviews on books. My Mama always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Well, my Mama read the book too and she suggested, since this book was Ms. Conklin’s first, that we send her a nice card…and tell her to stick with her day job…
Solution! Write a prequel only about Josephine, Ms. Tara Conklin. Now that would be awesome:)
That Book Mama