Yellow Crocus: A Novel
by Laila Ibrahim
Paperback- N/A

Moments after her birth to the mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation, Lisbeth Wainwright is entrusted to Mattie, an enslaved wet nurse. From ...

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  "Engaging read" by Stroebel (see profile) 02/27/12

I enjoyed reading this book! It speaks to the relationships between people and the value attached to each character relationship with others. The courage shown by the key character is admirable. The world needs more people that is willing to address inequality and abuse of others.

 
  "Yellow Crocus" by [email protected] (see profile) 03/17/12

This is a story about oppression in the pre Civil War South. Mattie and Lisbeth are the two main characters whose lives are intertwined at Lisbeth's very birth on a Southern plantation. Mattie is the slave woman who takes care of Lisbeth throughout childhood at the expense of not being able to be with her own young son. The story focuses primarily on Lisbeth's and Mattie's relationship as Lisbeth comes of age and Mattie secretly plans her escape to freedom with her husband and children.

 
  "Loved it! Can't wait until this author writes more." by FranBowers (see profile) 04/26/12

 
  "Yellow Crocus" by anairene (see profile) 04/26/12

I loved the book. Wish it had not ended there.

 
  "AMAZING" by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 08/10/12

"Yellow Crocus" is an amazing novel by first time author, Laila Ibrahim. "The greatest social change often blooms from personal acts of love."

Love, love, loved this story; the characters, the descriptive detail of the emotion and love spoken between a "mother" and a child. Although, Mattie was not her birth mother, she was a mother to Lisabeth, and, despite the difference in race, they formed a strong bond that would last a lifetime.

You must put "Yellow Crocus" on your "TO READ LIST", it is an amazing opportunity to see the courage it takes to stand up for what is right, despite popular opinion.

 
  "Great read!" by KM (see profile) 04/09/13

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