The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

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What I Loved: The emotional roller coaster created by the author.
How I Felt: This was definitely a sad story. My heart broke over and over for the characters, but I was so intrigued by the story.
To Read or Not To Read: A book worth reading! Oh my goodness, I just enjoyed this book so much!
Lavinia, a white orphan, is enslaved on a tobacco plantation for a number of years. The plantation master has her working in the Big House, but she befriends many of the slaves that work the fields as well. She breaks the rules of the plantation and finds that she has set off a catastrophic chain of events for herself and the other slaves.