I am always amazed with books that allow me to see everything—and this one didn’t fail to do so
Dec. 19, 2017 on Amazon | 4.0 out of 5 stars
By Beth G.
Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
I love history in general, but I would normally say no to historical fiction for the simple fact that I sometimes couldn’t stand the harrowing periods in history where historical fictions are usually set—the ones that I’ve read anyway. But then I’ve come to realize that reading these kinds of books allowed me to learn more about the past and understand why people are the way they are. This book, That Woman: Beating the odds in Colonial New York is about Sarah who was kidnapped, sold and subjected to slavery. It was something that was so common during the colonial times in America and I just couldn’t imagine how people survived that unforgiving phase.
The story was vividly written though, and it allowed me to see what New York was like in the colonial times. Likewise, it allowed me to feel how hard it was to survive that I even came to a point when I wanted to say STOP! as Sarah was continued to be subjected in all kinds of human violation. On the brighter side, Sarah was one tough cookie, a girl who was willing to do anything in order to secure herself freedom.
I am always amazed with books that allow me to see everything—and this one didn’t fail to do so. I suggest you 1-click for a wonderful addition to your historical fiction collection.