“Once again Mr. Johnson has captured my heart with this installment of Little Black Girl Lost Saga book 5! After reading this book I can honestly say I have an even deeper interest in the ongoing history,drama,confluence of the Baptiste,Beauregard,Bouvier,Wise family. If you have read any of the other LBGL books you will be drawn into this book and have a hard time putting it down. The background information and imagery will have you feeling as if you are peeping through a glass window and watching the lives,plots,twists and drama play out right before your eyes...there is no shortage of intensity,and the characters are so cohesive it keeps you turning the pages.Pure action.As I have said before of this particular KLJ saga, he needs to convert this into a screen written movie. Not since Alex Hailey's Roots in the 70's have we seen a historical chronology of slavery.Especially in the light in which KLJ tells his story. This one gives an inside look into life in Louisiana...the complex relations between slaves;enslaved & free,field slaves & house slaves,quadroons, octoroons,tignons,the love of the slave Masters for black women and the deep culture that merges post middle passage. A great read for everyone. The key is to read these books in sequence so you can get a better understanding of the families spirits,traditions,legacy. While book 5 opens with background information from the books past you will surely miss out on the the other books if you skip around. GREAT JOB!!!!! I love Historical Fiction so this has been a wonderful journey for me. I definitely developed a new respect for Mr.Keith Lee Johnson. I look forward to Book 6 the story of Josephine Baptiste. i know it won't disappoint!”
BookSolid wrote this review Sunday, September 9, 2012.