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River Sing Me Home - a powerful historical novel about hope and a mother's love.

It's 1834 in Barbados, when Rachel, age 40, learns from her plantation owner that slavery has ended. But emancipation has a catch. Rachel and the other former slaves have to stay workers at the plantation as apprentices for another six years. So much for freedom. Rachel, however, has her own plan. She escapes with the focus on finding her five surviving children who had been sold to new slaveowners years before. Through sheer determination and the kindness of others, Rachel heads to Bridgetown, Barbados, then to British Guiana and finally Trinidad. The fates of her grown children are revealed along this emotional rollercoaster of a journey which includes traveling along rivers and the singing of songs of hope.


River Sing Me Home is author Eleanor Shearer's impressive debut. Her family history and racial identity inspired her to write this powerful book. It is a moving story that educates on the plight of slaves in the Caribbean and the period following emancipation. The descriptions of the settings are vivid. Rachel is joined by a group of strong characters enhancing this impactful and emotional story about a mother's love.


Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Historical Fiction.

Publication Date: January 31, 2023.


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4 comentários


Phyllis Pisanelli
Phyllis Pisanelli
02 de mar. de 2023

Great review! My interest was piqued by this book but, since I'm so far behind, I didn't request it.

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MicheleReader
MicheleReader
08 de mar. de 2023
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Thanks. There are so many excellent books out there.

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Linda Moore
Linda Moore
27 de fev. de 2023

Very nice review.

I've heard this was a good book.

Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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MicheleReader
MicheleReader
27 de fev. de 2023
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Thanks Linda!

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