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It was interesting history,drama and romance all in one wonderfully written book.
It is a must read. You will not be disappointed.
Boy was I wrong! This novel uniquely explores the underpinnings of this taboo relationship; one that is mired in physical pain, lies, fear yet a seeming understanding and acceptance of these irregularities by Hadley and Lucinda. I believe readers will be challenged to fully understand the psychological dynamics of the Hadley/Lucinda relationship making this a must read!
Though I wasn’t entirely positive on what to expect, this isn’t a sweet romance. It’s not going to give you warm fuzzies and though it ends on a sigh worthy note, it doesn’t have a very happy ending.
What it does have is two children who grew up and old together, bonded by an equal share of love and a lot of references to Poe. It has vivid and colorful language that paints pictures as you read. It has powerful characters that draw you in and hold your hand as they lead you through the story. There are points that make you sigh and points that make you gasp. And just when you thought all the effort of these two characters was finally going to have a reward, the story ends, beautiful and sad.
I’m positive this is going to be a story that will stick with me for some time as I have never felt the injustice and the longing of a character as much as I had for Hadley Crump. I never became so invested into a character’s story and emotion as I had. Of course, it’s easy to do. Hadley was a very likable character, and you couldn’t find fault in his reasons for any of his actions.
Despite being a half-black/half-white boy growing up in the south during the 1920’s, Hadley was a hard working gentleman who, despite his efforts, lived his life doing things as right as he possibly could. One of the things he saw was right for him was Lucinda.Read more ›
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I found nothing sweet about this story. It is not a love story, but a story of a manipulative, twisted woman and a weak man. It dragged on and on and on. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C.G. Baker
My book club will be reviewing "The Reading Lessons" this year for our annual Book Exchange. Boy will we have a lot to discuss. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Loneryl I. McIntosh
This book deals with racial prejudice and love. It illustrates the fact that biracial individuals are often marginalized by all because in some ways they differ from any single... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Prindaville
I thought this book was good. I read for my book club and it lead to great discussion.Published 18 months ago by Lynn Betsanes
Banned book club? Um, yes please!
This book is slampacked with heart wrenching and emotional scenes. I may have ugly cried... More then once!
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This book was tedious to read, but I hung in thinking there would be some eye opening point to it. It is merely the story of a weak biracial male and the sadistic antics of a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Elaine Stallings
Extremely well-written. Disturbing historical setting but, more importantly, the emotional disfunction. Driving Miss Daisy Meets Evil Mrs. Robinson. Read morePublished 22 months ago by L. Thomas
Wow. For me, historical fiction is all about strong characters, and this book is full of them. I wanted to be angry and disappointed with Hadley Crump, but I liked him. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Linda Ulleseit
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