Sunday, March 3, 2013
This was the first book I've read by Kathi and it was interesting, from a historical perspective. I am a huge fan of historical fiction and readers will learn a lot about Harriet Tubman from The Moses Quilt.
Having not spent a lot of time studying Harriet Tubman in school, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her life in this book. Initially, I liked how the author wove Harriet's story into the love story of an inter-racial couple, but after awhile, that part of the book dragged on way too long for me. I really felt like a few chapters could have been shaved off of the end, which would have made this flow at a much better pace. I found myself skipping pages after twenty chapters of back and forth between Harriet's story and Mazie not being able to decide if she's ready to get married.
I would be open to reading the next book in this series, to give the series a fair chance. This one wasn't my favorite historical fiction ever read, but I did enjoy what I learned.
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I received this book free for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.