Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Book Woman's Daughter

The packhorse librarians hold a special place in the heart of the majestic Kentucky mountains. Cussy Lovett, a Blue, was one of the very first women to enter these hills and spread the love of literacy to many simple folks who had few luxuries in their lives. Back breaking work in the mines and hunting in these remote hollers left the women at home often taking care of numerous children, ramshackle homes and elderly relatives with very little income. Honey Lovett, Cussy’s daughter is only 16 years old when her beloved parents are arrested for miscegenation. They are sentenced to prison and Honey struggles to find freedom and a way to carry on her mother’s legacy as a packhorse librarian, her true calling. Always ready to help a neighbor Honey carries the same deep beliefs and honor as her mother. She knows that learning to read and write unquestionably changes lives. Befriending Pearl, the new female forestry fire-watcher, Honey learns first hand how deeply the prejudices and suppression runs against Blue’s and women in general. Finding the strength through newfound sisterhood and books the two women attempt to establish their valuable place in the community. This wonderful sequel can easily stand alone. What a joy to climb back into the Appalachia Mountains and characters of Troublesome Creek. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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