THE WEDDING GIFT, a historical fiction, is a wonderfully crafted retelling of the dark side of our U.S. history – a time when people owned other human beings and often abused them worse than they mistreated animals. The story has been told before by many other authors, but never before THE WEDDING GIFT has anyone captured so vividly the despair the slaves, who had no control over their lives, must have felt. Ms. Bodden researched her topic well and told a compelling tale of Sarah Campbell, the slave daughter of a wealthy plantation owner in the Deep South before the Civil War. Sarah was willing to risk a beating or even death for freedom. Beatings were often so severe as to cause death.
This book was a real page-turner. I honestly could not put it down. THE WEDDING GIFT, the debut novel by Marlen Suyapa Bodden, is without a doubt one of the best books I have read. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
To learn more about THE WEDDING GIFT check our Marlen Suyapa Bodden’s website at http://marlenbodden.com/.
I received this book in a giveaway hosted by Julie Valerie’s Book Blog at www.julievalerie.com.
6 thoughts on “The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden”
I am soooooo glad you enjoyed this book! I am THRILLED that a book you won on my book blog was one of the best books you’ve ever read. So happy!!!
Thanks Julie. I am so glad I won it too. Thank you, thank you, thank you for introducing me to such a wonderful and amazing book!
sounds like a good read 🙂
It was fantastic!
Wow… Off to add it to my Goodreads want-to-read list. I love historical fiction, and because I live in Curaçao, the theme of slavery is one I’m always hungry to understand better. Thanks for sharing this!
Guilie @ Quiet Laughter
You are quite welcome. I am sure you will enjoy it.
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