by Afia Atakora
Reviewed by Janet:
Rue is a healer and midwife on Marse Charles’ plantation, having learned her skills from her mother, May Belle. Varina is Marse Charles’ daughter, and being the same age as Rue, has been both playmate and mistress. The stories of these women are interwoven in Slaverytime, Wartime, and Freedomtime as the power of secrets, superstition, and friendship test them all during this tumultuous time. You will be drawn in and immersed in their constantly shifting world.