Reading about the life of African Americans in the days following slavery always breaks my heart. It's hard to read about the way that they were treated and think about how the lives of my grandparents and great grandparents really were. But this novel has a very uplifting message about how one person can change the life of another and in turn make a difference to so many more. Another book that had me in tears, but made me step back and be thankful for another day of life. I feel like I connected a little bit more with this true story as it mainly took place in locations around Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.
Since the book club will be taking a break for the holidays I think I'm going to look into the Hunger Games or Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest). Any votes for which trilogy I should start first?