Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The House Girl...and a giveaway!

Lina Sparrow, an up-and-coming lawyer at a prestigious firm is handed a case that quickly takes over her life. Lina is sent on the search for the perfect client to head a lawsuit that could potentially bring reparations to descendants of slaves. A whole lot of dollars are at stake and Lina becomes obsessed with the case.

In alternating chapters, we meet Josephine, a 17-year-old slave in Virginia. She serves her ill mistress as a nurse, while battling incredibly heavy burdens for someone so young and planning her way to be free before ending up

Years later, Lina learns about Josephine's story through the case she's researching and the way the past and the present collide is pretty spectacular. The way Lina learns bits and pieces of Josephine's story is believable and definitely made me want to keep reading. 

There's really something for everyone in this novel -- art, history, mystery, and solid characters who each have their own significance. All of the "minor" characters had a vital role, which made for intense reading and the plot was unique in the midst of many slave stories.

If you'd like your own copy of The House Girl, just leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on Friday 3/1. Tell me your favorite recent read! US/Canada only please.

If you're interested, you can find the rest of the tour stops here.

12 comments:

Carol N Wong said...

My most recent favorite read is The Personal History of Rachel Dupree: A Novel by Ann Weisgarber.

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traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. My favorite recent book is A Cold and Lonely place by Sara Henry. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

A novel that I read recently and is memorable and special is The Time In Between by Maria Duenas. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

middle grade ninja said...

That looks like a sweet read to me. My most recent favorite is The Shadows by Jacqueline West, but if you ask me next week, I'll have a new favorite:)

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Nise' said...

My most recent favorite read is In The Woods by Tana French. I want to read this book, thanks for the giveaway.

A Novel Review said...

Favorite recent read was THE COMFORT OF LIES by Randy Susan Meyers. It was really really good.

Laura Kay
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Danielle said...

My most recent favorite read is ONE THOUSAND GIFTS by Ann Voskamp. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

nfmgirl said...

I am really loving the book I'm reading right now, which is The Orchardist. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes one of my favorites of the year.

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Amy said...

This sounds good! My most recent favorite had to have been The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

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Jes said...

A book about a slave girl in Virginia? Totally into that! My favorite recent read is Socialpunk by Monica Leonelle. It was a Kindle daily deal find, that shocked me with is goodness. Kinda on the same lines as HUnger Games meets Across the Universe...

heathertlc said...

I like the fact that all the minor characters were fleshed out as well - that gives the story much more depth in my opinion.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Amanda said...

A winner has been chosen and emailed. PLEASE, if you comment on a giveaway post for any blogger, leave a way to contact you. The first winner I drew had no contact info in their comment or in their profile.