4 out of 4 stars
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I rate the first book of a trilogy, The Prodigy Slave, Book One: Journey to Winter Garden by Londyn Skye, 4 out of 4 because the plot was compelling and held my interest since the first page to the very last and beyond. There were no spelling or grammatical errors that I noticed, and it appeared to be professionally edited.
I must warn you this book is for mature readers because it contains explicit erotic scenes, vulgar language, and might be offensive to some in more ways than one. These reasons are why the book might have negative reviews. If you think the above mentioned topics will offend you, don't read it, but if you have an open mind and want to escape reality, read it. It takes place in 1859, and explains the journey of a young girl named Lilly, who gets sold into slavery by her own father. However; there are some unexpected plot twists which left me turning pages as fast as I could on my Kindle. I felt mixed feelings reading this book, and I can't go into detail without spoiling it, so you just have to keep reading to see what I mean.
It was easy for me to become attached to Lilly and I found it intriguing to follow her on her journey to the Winter Garden which belongs to a very wealthy white man named William Werthington. She was brought there to become a slave breeder in order to save the financial downfall of her "master's" plantation. However; Lilly has a secret talent that helps pivot this plan. There is plenty of drama, action, romance, and plot twists in this book. I am already finished with the second book and started on the third. It took me longer to finish this review, because I didn't want the book to end and started reading slower.
The only thing I didn't really care for in the book was Abraham Lincoln and his children were involved and I don't think that was really necessary, but he did abolish slavery so maybe that's why he was included? I don't know but you can come to your own conclusion after reading it.
The Prodigy Slave, Book One: Journey to Winter Garden
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