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Stormi's Review: The Color of the Soul (The Penbrook Diaries #1) by Tracey Bateman

Reviewer Purchase Publisher: Self-Published Released: June 15th 2013 Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 427 pages Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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The story of an old woman's need for forgiveness, a young man's drive to succeed, and the history that links them both will keep readers enthralled from beginning to end. A Pandora's box opens when reporter Andy Carmichael, too light-skinned for acceptance by blacks and too dark-skinned for acceptance by whites, is sent to Georgia to interview Miss Penbrook, an icon of Southern literature.

From her deathbed, the mysterious Miss Penbrook gives Andy journals that reveal a surprising twist--"her story and his own meld into one. Five Boundless Stars

I've had this book tucked away on my kindle for a while now. I got it as one of those freebies from an email. I decided to read it now because I just wanted a touch of history. I love historical fiction and books based in the time of and around the Civil War. If you love historical fiction then you will love this book. This book follows a black man, a black slave woman, and the whites that ruled the world that they live in. It paints a very vivid picture of the subject of slavery. The good and the bad of this era can be seen in this book. A woman tries to find herself and protect her son and the man tries to reconcile with and find out about his past. Honestly, this has been the best historical book I have read in a long time. I'm so glad I decided to read this. I will be reading the next book in The Penbrook Diaries.

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