19 October 2017

Blog Tour: Review: The Girl From The Sugar Plantation by Sharon Maas

1934, Georgetown. 

All her life, Mary Grace has wanted to know the truth about who her parents really are. As the mixed-race daughter of two white plantation owners, her childhood has been clouded by whispered rumours, and the circumstances of her birth have been kept a closely guarded secret...

Aunt Winnie is the only person Mary Grace can confide in. Feeling lost and lonely, her place in society uncertain, Mary Grace decides to forge her own path in the world. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for charming and affluent Jock Campbell, a planter with revolutionary ideas. 

But, with the onset of the Second World War, their lives will be changed forever. And Mary Grace and Jock will be faced with the hardest decision of all – to fight for freedom or to follow their hearts… 


Source: Blog Tour | Review Consideration

5 Words: Prejudice, music, family, secrets, historical.

From the first page, I was in love with the beautiful writing. Something about the tone reminded me of Pirates by Celia Rees, and when I had to put the book down because life got in my way, I couldn't wait to dive back in.

I really loved Grace's story, how she thought she had everything worked out and then it was turned on its head. I loved her passion for music, and I got as lost in the writing as she got in playing.

This is part of a series, but I have not read any of the previous books and I read this no problem. It was definitely easy to read as a standalone, I don't feel like it impacted my enjoyment of the story. I am interested in reading the other books in the series though.

Have you read this book?

4 comments:

  1. Is this based on historical fiction? There wouldn't have been a plantation round the time of the second war, not forgetting that the US was involved later on than Britain was :D But I love the sound of this book! Very intriguing!

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    1. Hello all! First of all, thank you Tea Party Princess for the great review. So glad you enjoyed the book!

      Lydia, this is indeed historical fiction and it's accurate (at least, the background is -- fiction is interwoven with facts) -- the book is set in Guyana, South America, and there have been plantation there from the 18th century right up to the present! In fact, one of the main characters is a real life historical figure who changed the sugar industry around completely; an unsung hero.

      I hope you are intrigued enough to read the book... best wishes, and thanks again, Sharon Maas

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book! If it's really historically accurate I'll have to give it a read :)

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  3. I haven't read this book but I would gladly give it a go. It is not my genre but I am always open to trying new books xx corinne

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