Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 6 March 2023

River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer

Rosemary’s Book of the Week

Mary Grace, Micah. Thomas Augustus, Cherry Jane and Mercy

These are the names of her children.  The five who survived, only to be sold to other plantations.  The faces Rachel cannot forget.

It’s 1834 and the law says her people are now free.  But for Rachel freedom means finding her children, even if the truth is more than she can bear.

With fear snapping at her heels, Rachel keeps moving.  From sunrise to sunset, through the can fields of Barbados to the forests of British Guiana and on to Trinidad, to the dangerous river and the open sea.

Only once she knows their stores can she rest.

Only then can she finally find home.

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