historical southern romance
This book gets one star for the author's effort. Being a Black woman, who is also an avid reader of historical romances, I haven't come across too many authors who are willing to write a romance dealing with this issue. I applaud the author's effort. The plot revolves around Sabine, a mulatto girl, who is being raised by a shopkeeper and his wife. She is in love with a local boy who she later finds out is also her brother. She's abducted by slave traders and ends up over in Cuba, where she is mistreated by her new "owner". She is rescued by Michael, who can't understand why the pretty mulatto with the green eyes captivates him so. One word for the writing...WEAK!!! I finished reading the book only because I have made a promise to myself to finish a book no matter how awful the story but I struggled to do so. There was no depth to the characters at all. The writing was just so...corny, to be polite. I was so disappointed because I felt like this plot had so many possibilities but the author just failed to deliver. I normally am not so harsh a judge but I feel like I am a fair one and having read hundreds, if not thousands of romances, I feel pretty reasonable in saying this had to be one of the worse books I have ever read.