Two girls growing up together, playing together all hours of the day, it could be a childhood story of many but this isn’t the usual childhood tale, one of the girls, Sarah is the others, Clarrisa’s Slave.
As the two girls grow into young ladies their different lots in life become ever more apparent. Sarah longs for the freedoms that her circumstances deny her, but all hopes of any chance at freedom and dashed when Clarrisa marries and her new husband is presented Sarah as one of the many wedding gifts.
But Sarah cannot give up her dreams of freedom and starts on a path to make those dreams a reality.
I couldn’t put this book down, it is extremely well written and I was constantly surprised by the twists and turns as the story takes you through the life story of two young girls.
The book is told in two parts, one from Sarah’s perspective and the other from Clarrisa’s Mother. The two different stories compliment each other perfectly and allows you to associate with both sides of the slavery divide without demonising the slave owners or victimising the slaves.