Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Just Doll by Janice Daugharty
“Daugharty does a fine job of demonstrating how ordinary men and women are affected, in unpredictable ways, by race, poverty and geography and by the enduring legacy of important historical moments.”~ People Magazine
She is only seventeen when she marries into a world of privilege, mystery, heartache and passion . . .Doll Baxter is barely grown when she weds wealthy older landowner Daniel Staten in order to save her family’s impoverished farm in post-Civil War Georgia. Over the decades that follow, Doll and Daniel struggle to resolve the tensions between them. Both are strong-willed; both are rooted to the fertile southern soil.
The twists and turns of their lives together influence the fates of many around them, both black and white. “It seemed that people were just passing through only long enough for you to get to loving them, then gone as if they never were, or were somebody you had dreamed up for the sole purpose of bringing suffering. Love was dangerous suddenly; a child or husband might be with you one day and gone the next and leave you gnawing on the corner of your pillow to keep from crying out questions in the middle of the night. Then morning, there was always morning.” From Goodreads.
A historical romance about the harsh life in post-civil war Georgia. Two people who marry each other not for love but for practical reasons.
An okay book as it was free, I might read more from this author if I find her books for free.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
Tower Teams Read 2013-2
2013 Ebook Challenge
2013 A-Z Reading Challenge
Quick fix Challenge 2013 (234 pages)
2013 Why Buy the Cow? Reading Challenge (free on Amazon.uk 9th of December 2012)