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Golden Poppies free read Ý 6 ´ From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed comes the empowering novel of two generations of American women connected by the past and fighting for a brighter future It’s 1894 Jordan Wallace and Sadie Wagoner appear to have little in common Jordan a middle aged black teacher lives in segregated Chicago Akland California But years ago their families intertwined on a plantation in Virginia There Jordan’s and Sadie’s mothers developed a bond stronger than blood despite the fact that one was enslaved and the other was the privileged daughter of the plantation’s ownerWith Jordan’s mother on her deathbed Sadie leaves her disapproving husband to make the arduous train journey with her mother to Chicago But the reuni. This book was an First Reads selection I was drawn in by the beautiful cover and the historical fiction genre I did not realize it was part of a series of 3 I read the first 2 books before reading this one For me this was the weakest book of the 3 I enjoyed the storylines in the first 2 books despite the somewhat amateur writing style However the storyline of this book felt much too contrived I got bored with the parts about suffrage that came across like a history lesson

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On between two families is soon fraught with personal and political challengesAs the harsh realities of racial divides and the injustices of the Gilded Age conspire to hold them back the women find they need each other than ever Their courage their loyalty and the ties that bind their families will be tested Amid the tumult of a uickly changing nation their destiny depends on what they’re willing to risk for liberati. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race color or previous condition of servitude Golden Poppies is a great example of what I wish all historical fiction could be Far too often I'll start reading something that makes it clear that the author thought all you needed to do was state the year add some period clothes to your characters and there you have historical fiction You don't and the number of terrible books that have appeared in the genre in recent years has practically ruined historical fiction for me until one like this comes along I would have enjoyed the book just as much if it were not based on real life The story is beautiful and heart grabbing without pulling cheap punches like unnecessarily schmaltzy situations or dialogue This is book three of the Yellow Crocus series and I highly recommend that you read the other two books first This book would read well as a stand alone BUT you're really missing out if you skip the other two And while I know it has nothing to do with the words that are inside I like the cover art I m glad the publisher decided to put a flower on the front of this as they did with the first book Thank you NetGalley Lake Union Publishing and Laila Ibrahim for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own#GoldenPoppies #NetGalley

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Golden PoppiesFrom the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed comes the empowering novel of two generations of American women connected by the past and fighting for a brighter future It’s 1894 Jordan Wallace and Sadie Wagoner appear to have little in common Jordan a middle aged black teacher lives in segregated Chicago Two thousand miles away Sadie the white wife of an ambitious German businessman lives in tolerant O. A brilliantly written book When I first reuested this from Lake Union I did not notice it was from a series I followed along just fine but I know this would probably have been a 5 star book had I read the whole series and been wholeheartedly invested in the characters This book follows two families One black and one white They have ties from a Plantation in Virginia but have now moved to Oakland California It is an emotional but inspiring story The two family's bind was powerful and lovingI will most certainly read The Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed by this author I would like to kindly thank NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for granting me access to this Advanced Reader Copy