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Through The Eyes Of My Mulatto Daughter [Kindle Edition]

Michele L. Waters
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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“Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter,” takes place in the late 1960's in Selma, Alabama; where an interracial couple, Richard Adams and Marilyn Halston has encountered relentless ridicule, threats, and even beatings by white southern racists - all for the sake of love. The couple escaped that place and time by migrating to the West when they married – for Marilyn this was just the beginning of her tormented future.

Brittney Adams, their daughter and founder of Ebony Eyes, a home for troubled pregnant teens discovers an unspeakable secret her parents had concealed for over thirty years. Brittney’s persistent unraveling of the truth forces the family to come face to face with the demons from their past. Still distressed and afflicted - Brittney is faced with yet another challenge. A new resident, a sixteen year old pregnant teen, Angela, is being stalked by a mysterious man. As Brittney tries desperately to protect her mom and now Angela – a deadly accident takes place in the Adams’ home.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 358 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Crystall Clear Publishing (November 26, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KK9K6A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,578 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Stirring Portrayal of Struggle and Triumph April 20, 2011
Format:Paperback
On the surface, Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter by Michele L. Waters seemed like a tale of a husband and wife exhibiting the racial friction that's the best known secret in America. However, Waters contributed a piece of literature that is simultaneously deeper than the racial divide between whites and blacks, yet fueled by the simplicity of racism.

The depth which Waters gives her characters is amazing. They are more than complex; they are realistic. From the maturation seen in the main character Brittney to the development of her mother Marilyn, the characters grow on you and make you want to see the best from them.

The book's cover, although artistic, and title, although touching, doesn't show the full power of Michele L. Waters's novel. Once you tune into the way this story takes place, there is no way to finish this novel unaffected by the way Waters portrays the potential of the human condition.

Joey Pinkney, Book Reviewer
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps You Guessing November 7, 2010
Format:Paperback
Brittney Adams is the daughter of an interracial couple. She often wonders why her father is so abusive to her mother after he endured so much pain and rejection from his family when he married her.

Brittney is also the founder of Ebony Eyes, a home for troubled pregnant teens. Between caring for these teens and worrying about her mother, she seems to have her hands full. But when her mother reveals the family history and Angela, a resident, seems to have a few secrets of her own, Brittney's plate overflows.

As pieces of the story start to unfold and Brittney starts to uncover more and more, we learn you can never know a person's journey, no matter how close you are to them.

What starts off as a slow, predictable book on the life of an interracial young woman who grew up in an abusive home quickly turns into a fast paced novel that keeps you guessing until the end.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Undeveloped and unrealstic May 14, 2012
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At first, I was excited about this book, The concept, the racist father with the mixed daughter and submissive wife, etc. appeared to be the great basis of a plot. I was intrigued until I discovered that the plot was not developed appropriately nor were the characters. The whole premise of the book was actually ridiculous. What black woman in America would marry a racist, southern, abusive police officer and remain in the relationship for 30+ years. Not one...

The plot of the book, in the middle, randomly jumps to an accidental shooting. Matthew is supposed to be the main character's boyfriend yet their intimacy and relationship is not developed. In the beginning they are just dating and somewhere in the middle he is sleeping over? Are they in a sexual relationship>?

This book just leaves too many questions unanswered and is not fulfilling. Not worth the $.99.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars engaging April 3, 2013
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I enjoyed the book such that it kept my interest along with the intriguing notion of what is going to happen next. Great story details, and when Jerome said are you ready for the details, literally. I braced myself for the details coming. This was a very nice and light read, that in my opinion had the happy ending it needed. I cant wait to further discuss with my bookclub about the mulatto daughter and the pain of this bi racial relationship
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read April 13, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It had a twist that was different from your average read. It's an easy fast read. I thought the author tried to cover many different topics in one book, but if you're looking for different, this is the book for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, quick read... April 16, 2014
By genineb
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Would be a good book club pick. I enjoyed it, but it was lacking a bit in the character development area.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Leaves something to desire March 28, 2014
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Good read but a little underdeveloped. Never really understood the title. Wish we knew more about the mother and father. How did they meet and fall in love?
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3.0 out of 5 stars worth the read March 14, 2014
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Really enjoyed the storyline, written well. Good twist in the middle. Not much depth but easy to read. Not too predictable although I thought it would be. Great book for 99¢
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The racial Father
I love the way Brittney made the connection with her brothers. Matthew was great and also had a lot of consideration for Brittney.
Published 1 month ago by joan coty
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange
I guess this story is possible but it's the oddest I've ever read. Maybe some whites are really like. This
Published 1 month ago by Raven reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Great simple read
Included events that could have been true, except the part where Jaden only received probation lol. It was a good book otherwise.
Published 1 month ago by Rebel Dread
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
I really enjoyed the book but it did make me angry that he blamed her for what he through. I think she suffered more than he did. Is there or will there be a part 2?
Published 2 months ago by Taria Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This was a good story about hurt, thrush and redemption. I reay enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Published 2 months ago by latresemarie29
5.0 out of 5 stars Through The Eyes Of My Mulatto Daughter
Great book. You get a glimpse into how she felt because of others hateful ways that than caused her to question herself. You will really enjoy this book in so many levels.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I read this book in less than a week and I really enjoyed it. It tells about a lady named Brittney who is the product of an interracial couple, her mother is black and her father... Read more
Published 3 months ago by jody
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Is recommend this book. It is a great story on the meaning of family and overcoming obstacles despite your past.
Published 3 months ago by MillahJ
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE!!!!
I absolutely loved every second of this book!!!! I was intrigued from the very beginning!!! I'd love to read more from this author!!!!
Published 4 months ago by Bee
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book. My emotions were all over the place.
This was a good book I was able to relate a lot from both the mothers point of view AND the daughters point of view. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
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