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Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers' Favorite
Lady of the Plantation by Adrian Heflin is an extraordinary story of love, slavery, survival, and a craving for freedom. It showcases the pain and harsh realities of living a life of oppression on a tobacco plantation. Sylvia's story starts near Charlottesville, Virginia, on the Owensby Plantation. She is a beautiful and intelligent mulatto child born into slavery. Despite the differences in age and race, Sylvia and Ethel, her owner's daughter, are incredibly close. Due to an unfortunate event, Sylvia loses her mother but gains a new friend. Things become more complicated when the Owensby family decides to move to Georgia in the early 1800s. The story follows Sylvia and Ethel into adulthood and motherhood. Through trial and tribulation, they both fight for their families and dreams.
It was impossible not to admire Sylvia's intelligence, inner strength, and ambition to pursue a life that was denied to her. Her story is heartbreaking and inspiring. From start to finish, Lady of the Plantation by Adrian Heflin is powerful, intimate, and emotionally wrenching. It is an extraordinary must-read historical romance novel about slavery. This impressive tale told with empathy and heart, lets us experience the unfairness of slavery on an intimate, personal level. It perfectly captures the irony of underestimating an entire race. It is also an unforgettable tale of motherhood, ambition, sacrifice, hope, and the heartache of forbidden love. I recommend it to anyone looking for a beautifully written and essential novel on slavery.