Yellow Crocus

Yellow Crocus
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Publsiher: Lake Union Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 9781477824757
ISBN 13: 1477824758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yellow Crocus Book Review:

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she's taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl's visits to the slaves' quarters—and their lively and loving community—bring them closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity.

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 9781542045568
ISBN 13: 1542045568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mustard Seed Book Review:

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home. Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up. There she must face the Confederate family she betrayed by marrying an abolitionist. Jordan and Mattie return to Fair Oaks, too, to save the family they left behind, who still toil in oppression. For Lisbeth, it's a time for reconciliation. For Jordan and Mattie, it's time for liberation. As the Johnsons and Freedmans confront the injustice that binds them, as well as the bitterness and violence that seethes at its heart, the women must find the courage to free their families--and themselves--from the past.

Golden Poppies

Golden Poppies
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 9781542006446
ISBN 13: 1542006449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golden Poppies Book Review:

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. Two thousand miles away, Sadie, the white wife of an ambitious German businessman, lives in more tolerant Oakland, 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 owner. With Jordan's mother on her deathbed, Sadie leaves her disapproving husband to make the arduous train journey with her mother to Chicago. But the reunion between two families is soon fraught with personal and political challenges. As 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 more than ever. Their courage, their loyalty, and the ties that bind their families will be tested. Amid the tumult of a quickly changing nation, their destiny depends on what they're willing to risk for liberation.

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
Author: Book Junkie
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 9781530431830
ISBN 13: 1530431832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim Book Review:

You Need To Read This Book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Laila Ibrahim. Yellow Crocus is the story of love - a love that is found in the most unexpected place. A black woman is forced to abandon her young son and become the wet nurse for the young mistress of the house just born. She despises the thought of leaving her son to care for this young baby, but she has no choice in the 1800s. The love that develops between these two can be described as nothing short of the love that develops between mother and child. Their relationship isn't perfect, but it develops day by day and over time, each develop love and appreciation for the other over time. This summary will explore and delve deep into the many things this book has to offer. Specifically we will look at the following: * Short chapter summaries to refresh your memory * List of characters * Discussion of major themes and talking points * Examination of writing structure * Analysis of metaphors, symbols and images * A list of quotes for discussion with groups or thinking * Books to read after reading this one Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the bestseller "Yellow Crocus" by Laila Ibrahim.. It will help to broaden the reader's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before reading this.

Paper Wife

Paper Wife
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9781503904576
ISBN 13: 1503904571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Wife Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world. Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling's parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband's first wife--a paper wife. On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she's met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe. Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound to a man she doesn't know. Her fragile marriage is tested further when she discovers that Siew will likely be forced into prostitution. Desperate to rescue Siew, she must convince her husband that an orphan's life is worth fighting for. Can Mei Ling find a way to make a real family--even if it's built on a paper foundation?

Living Right

Living Right
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780692555095
ISBN 13: 0692555099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Right Book Review:

Jenn Henderson is proud of the church-centered life she's created for her family. She prays each morning, attends worship every Sunday, and confidently takes up the struggle to defend traditional marriage when she learns marriage licenses are being issued to gays and lesbians in nearby San Francisco. But the certainty that she is living right falters after her teenage son, Josh, swallows a bottle of sleeping pills. Her fear deepens when she discovers that Josh struggles with same-sex attraction. If she's living right, how can Josh be gay? Desperate for a cure, Jenn and her husband send Josh to a Christian conversion therapy camp recommended by their trusted pastor. Jenn is unwavering in her faith that Josh can be transformed by the grace of God. But as the story unfolds, her husband, son, and daughters seem to be questioning her deepest values, threatening irreparable damage to the tight-knit Henderson family. Author Laila Ibrahim tackles a subject directly out of the headlines in Living Right, an intimate story about a mother's struggle to reconcile her religious beliefs with her son's sexual orientation. Living Right strips away the politics of gay rights to reveal what's really at stake in this ongoing conflict: family. As with her debut novel, Yellow Crocus, Ibrahim's second novel explores an intimate and sensitive topic with insight and compassion.

YELLOW CROCUS Summarized for Busy People

YELLOW CROCUS   Summarized for Busy People
Author: Goldmine Reads
Publsiher: Goldmine Reads
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

YELLOW CROCUS Summarized for Busy People Book Review:

This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. A few moments after birth, Lisbeth is taken from the arms of her mother and immediately handed to those of a black wet nurse named Mattie. Mattie is a slave, and upon the orders of her master, she is forced to leave her own child and care for another. Lisbeth and Mattie then form an unlikely bond that grows only stronger through the years. Lisbeth comes to know a life of privilege and affluence, but neither is enough to ease away the loneliness brought by the company of her subservient mother and indifferent father. Over time, Mattie becomes more like family to her than her own flesh and blood. Their hearts grow even closer—their bond even stronger—with every visit to the quarters of the slaves as well as their warm, welcoming community. Laila Ibrahim's Yellow Crocus is a story set in the turbulent mid-1850s—a period when tensions are high and the country is at the brink of change. It tells of the bond between two women from opposite worlds—a love that is undimmed by time, unbound by race. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Crocologia A Detailed Study of Saffron the King of Plants

Crocologia     A Detailed Study of Saffron  the King of Plants
Author: Sally Francis,Maria Teresa Ramandi
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN 10: 9004435298
ISBN 13: 9789004435292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crocologia A Detailed Study of Saffron the King of Plants Book Review:

In Crocologia – A Study of Saffron, the King of Plants, Sally Francis and Maria Teresa Ramandi provide the first translation into English of a unique seventeenth century book devoted to saffron, with a commentary on its author and on saffron.

A Mother s Secret

A Mother s Secret
Author: Dilly Court
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN 10: 1409023435
ISBN 13: 9781409023432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mother s Secret Book Review:

When seventeen-year-old Belinda Phillips falls in love with a handsome Anglo-Indian officer, she knows that he is a man she can never hope to marry. When he is reported missing, believed killed in action, Belinda discovers that she is pregnant. Facing disgrace and ruin, she has no option other than to accept an arranged marriage with a middle-aged widower, knowing she must keep the secret of her child's birth for ever. Reluctantly she sends her beloved daughter to a foster mother in Cripplegate, little realising she has entrusted Cassy's care to Biddy Henchard, a woman who runs a notorious baby farm in an area full of poverty and disease. Despite her terrible upbringing, Cassy survives the old woman's cruel neglect. All the while she dreams of a mother she has never known, hoping she will come and save her from her dreadful fate. But when Biddy dies suddenly, ten-year-old Cassy finds herself destitute and with little hope of ever finding the mother she so longs for...

Property

Property
Author: Valerie Martin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 030742734X
ISBN 13: 9780307427342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Property Book Review:

Valerie Martin’s Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-absorbed, seethes under the dominion of her boorish husband. In particular his relationship with her slave Sarah, who is both his victim and his mistress. Exploring the permutations of Manon’s own obsession with Sarah against the backdrop of an impending slave rebellion, Property unfolds with the speed and menace of heat lightning, casting a startling light from the past upon the assumptions we still make about the powerful and powerful.

Red River

Red River
Author: Lalita Tademy
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 0759571341
ISBN 13: 9780759571341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red River Book Review:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Cane River comes the paperback debut of an epic work of fiction that tells the dramatic, intertwining story of two families and their struggles to make a place for themselves in a country deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Yellow Crocus

Yellow Crocus
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 9780984502202
ISBN 13: 0984502203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yellow Crocus Book Review:

Moments after her birth to the mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation, Lisbeth Wainwright is entrusted to Mattie, an enslaved wet nurse. From then on, Mattie serves as Lisbeth's stand-in mother, nursing her, singing her to sleep, and soothing her in the night. And yet mothering Lisbeth tears Mattie away from her own baby, Samuel, who lives in the slave quarters. Growing up under Mattie's tender care, Lisbeth adopts her traditions of prayer, singing, eating black-eyed peas, and hunting for yellow crocuses in the spring. As the years pass, Lisbeth is drawn back into the white world, earning a growing awareness of the inequality of her and Mattie's stations. She struggles to reconcile her love for Mattie with her parents' expectations for her future, intent on keeping the best of both worlds-until a terrible betrayal forces her to choose once and for all. Yellow Crocus is a compelling novel of love, loss, and redemption set during one of the most sinister chapters of American history.

Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN 10: 1471159310
ISBN 13: 9781471159312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glory Over Everything Book Review:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Slave

Slave
Author: Mende Nazer,Damien Lewis
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-04-28
ISBN 10: 0786738979
ISBN 13: 9780786738977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slave Book Review:

Mende Nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when Arab raiders swept through her Nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirty-one children, including Mende. Mende was sold to a wealthy Arab family who lived in Sudan's capital city, Khartoum. So began her dark years of enslavement. Her Arab owners called her "Yebit," or "black slave." She called them "master." She was subjected to appalling physical, sexual, and mental abuse. She slept in a shed and ate the family leftovers like a dog. She had no rights, no freedom, and no life of her own. Normally, Mende's story never would have come to light. But seven years after she was seized and sold into slavery, she was sent to work for another master—a diplomat working in the United Kingdom. In London, she managed to make contact with other Sudanese, who took pity on her. In September 2000, she made a dramatic break for freedom. Slave is a story almost beyond belief. It depicts the strength and dignity of the Nuba tribe. It recounts the savage way in which the Nuba and their ancient culture are being destroyed by a secret modern-day trade in slaves. Most of all, it is a remarkable testimony to one young woman's unbreakable spirit and tremendous courage.

The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 1476790140
ISBN 13: 9781476790145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kitchen House Book Review:

"In 1790, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant with the kitchen house slaves. Though she becomes deeply bonded to her new family, Lavinia is also slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. As time passes she finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds and when loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare and lives are at risk."--Publisher's description.

Saffron

Saffron
Author: Moshe Negbi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1999-06-23
ISBN 10: 9780203303665
ISBN 13: 0203303660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saffron Book Review:

Providing a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the status of this particular genus, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study and uses of spices, medicinal and aromatic plants.

Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices

Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices
Author: Mishra, Neha
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 1799825256
ISBN 13: 9781799825258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices Book Review:

Though their usage greatly diminished at the dawn of the scientific area, Indian spices were traditional parts of healthcare for thousands of years. However, over the last decade, largely due to the growth in popularity of complementary and alternative medicine, spices have regained attention due to their physiological and functional benefits. By applying modern research methods to traditional remedies, it is possible to discover what made these spices such effective ailment treatments. Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices is a collection of innovative research that analyzes the chemical properties and medical benefits of Indian spices in order to design new therapeutic drugs and for possible utility in the food industry. The book specifically examines the phytochemistry and biosynthetic pathway of active constituents of Indian spices. Highlighting a wide range of topics including pharmacology, antioxidant activity, and anti-cancer research, this book is ideally designed for pharmacologists, pharmacists, physicians, nutritionists, botanists, biotechnicians, biochemists, researchers, academicians, and students at the graduate and post-graduate levels interested in alternative healthcare.

Summary of Yellow Crocus

Summary of Yellow Crocus
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Idreambooks
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2016-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781945272820
ISBN 13: 1945272821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Yellow Crocus Book Review:

Crocus in the Snow

Crocus in the Snow
Author: Joan Walsh Anglund
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780394584362
ISBN 13: 0394584368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crocus in the Snow Book Review:

Poems deal with love, hope, spring, potential, flattery, adversity, beauty, opportunity, fear, and eternity

SUMMARY OF YELLOW CROCUS

SUMMARY OF YELLOW CROCUS
Author: INSTAREAD. SUMMARIES
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781945272820
ISBN 13: 1945272821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SUMMARY OF YELLOW CROCUS Book Review: