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Sister of Mine PDF/EPUB ´ Sister of  ePUB · When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in , the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress Little do they know that this place has an unusual historyTwelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret Mordecai was Rachel s father, tooAs the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgivenessNow, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test Will the plantation be spared Or will everything they ve lived for be lostRevised edition Previously published as Slave and Sister, this edition of Sister of Mine A Novel includes editorial revisions My thoughts Daughter of a Jewish cotton planter, Adelaide develops a friendship with her young personal maid, Rachel Mordecai Mannheim fathered the half sisters born to different mothers, one Jewish, the other a black slave The girls became friends, and Adelaide taught Rachel how to read and do numbers Forbidden to slaves, Rachel s reading and numbers became her advantage as time passed The Civil War is well researched Varied, but believable characters make up the substance of this book L My thoughts Daughter of a Jewish cotton planter, Adelaide develops a friendship with her young personal maid, Rachel Mordecai Mannheim fathered the half sisters born to different mothers, one Jewish, the other a black slave The girls became friends, and Adelaide taught Rachel how to read and do numbers Forbidden to slaves, Rachel s reading and numbers became her advantage as time passed The Civil War is well researched Varied, but believable characters make up the substance of this book Life in the mid 1800s is so well delineated that through reading this book, details were realistic and authentic Civil War history is one of my favorite topics, and this book satisfied my interest on numerous levels Relationships became tempestuous and intense as forbidden activities develop between main characters Although I found the book to be a bit slow at times, it is intriguing, passionate and complex If you love Civil War tales, this one is a very detailed and satisfying read Warning Contains explicit intimate scenes Disclaimer I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads contest in exchange for my honest review All expressed opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review I wavered with this book, back and forth between three or four stars Some sections grab you, pull you in and won t let you go Other sections are weaker ordinary, cute or holier than thou Unfortunately, the ending was for me too neat and too sweet, the result being I gave it three stars I liked the book I can recommend it to others Many adore such endings The book covers many themes the production and trade of cotton, the relationship between sisters of different color, Jews in the Sou I wavered with this book, back and forth between three or four stars Some sections grab you, pull you in and won t let you go Other sections are weaker ordinary, cute or holier than thou Unfortunately, the ending was for me too neat and too sweet, the result being I gave it three stars I liked the book I can recommend it to others Many adore such endings The book covers many themes the production and trade of cotton, the relationship between sisters of different color, Jews in the South, Jewish traditions, discrimination of Blacks, the bloody events of both the Civil War and the chaos afterwards when the Unionists won What the book does best is make the reader feel emotional forces binding and tearing individuals, between father and daughter, daughter and mother, between sisters and between lovers How did it feel to be black and discriminated against Think again.how did it really feel Can we understand this Can we put ourselves in their shoes, but forget it, they often didn t even have shoes Each character is not good or bad, but both good and bad This made them believable There are love scenes, some quite explicit and lengthy Too lengthy I appreciated that the book concludes with an afterword documenting the history and the presence of Jews in the South during antebellum times How many actually had slaves and how did this come to be given their own heritage of discrimination in Europe and slavery in Egypt Bahni Turpin narrates the audiobook She dramatizes In my view, when an author s words are themselves emotive further emphasis is really not needed One easily hears who is speaking infants, youngsters, Blacks, Whites, slaves and gentry There are even shrill chirping birds which I felt were too loud Slavery from the owners point of viewThis book is a mess The author has researched Jewish chattel slave owners in the US but does not seem to have studied slavery from the pov of the enslaved.The characters don t behave in realistic ways This feels like white guilt wrote a book. Sister of Mine explores a rarely discussed part of the Antebellum South the Jewish community, many of whom were wealthy slaveholders Through the lives of Adelaide Mannheim and her sister Rachel who is her slave, we get an intimate look at slavery s destructiveness Both women are severely limited by society s laws and expectations We see the pervasive cognitive dissonance of Adelaide s friends and family who recite the Jewish prayers and remembrances of when the Jews were slaves in Egypt and Sister of Mine explores a rarely discussed part of the Antebellum South the Jewish community, many of whom were wealthy slaveholders Through the lives of Adelaide Mannheim and her sister Rachel who is her slave, we get an intimate look at slavery s destructiveness Both women are severely limited by society s laws and expectations We see the pervasive cognitive dissonance of Adelaide s friends and family who recite the Jewish prayers and remembrances of when the Jews were slaves in Egypt and when they were discriminated against in Europe and yet are able to justify the slaves they own that provide their wealth and status Waldfogel shows a deft hand with both description and dialogue as she explores the unhealthy intimacy and inequality between masters and their slaves that create complex, painful and at times loving relationships.Note Book provided by Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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