4 out of 4 stars
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Lily's story begins when she is removed from her mother and is sold to another farm and had to be strong since she was a child. She found a friend on the piano who was able to silence her thoughts and cherish her soul, until the day she is discovered by her former best friend James, who abandoned her as a teenager and went on to medical school. James let himself be carried away by his father's harshness and prejudice, he became a hard and heartless man, but deep down he is a kind and caring man who recognizes Lily as a woman of great qualities.
The development of Lily and James himself is exciting. Understanding the reflections of the past in the present of each one gives the story a different air. It is interesting to see how the characters deal with their innumerable internal conflicts and how many of them are still present in the world today. The way the author developed the story in such a perfect box was as if I lived and felt everything that Lily was experiencing. It is impossible not to be enchanted by some characters and not to hate others.
The characters are strong and personality. It is not very difficult to identify with them at times, especially at times of internal conflict, as it is common to all. It is beautiful to see the moments of their childhood, where the social difference mattered little because of how much they liked each other.
The story is well written and a little heavy to read. With a delicate theme, use of many bad words, but a language suitable for its time. Well-developed and well-presented characters in the first chapters of the book can already identify the pains of each one and their motivations for the unfolding of the story. I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. It is well edited and well written, just a few irrelevant mistakes that do not interfere with the story, much less its understanding.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good historical novel that throws us into the past, with important themes that should make us reflect. The reading I consider for adults because it has bad words, racist quotes, some psychological triggers and explicit erotic scenes with nudity.
The Prodigy Slave, Book One: Journey to Winter Garden
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