Saturday, April 1, 2023

The Last Carolina Girl by Meagan Church

How much can a young girl take?

Leah lost her mother and lived with her father.  They were very close and very poor, but then he was killed in a logging accident.

She was sent to live with a family that Leah thought would be her new family, but it was not the case. 

Leah was treated like a servant and called the helpmate.

It got worse as time wore on and then she heard Mrs. Griffin talking to a doctor about eugenics and forced sterilization.

THE LAST CAROLINA GIRL is very well written and well researched but heartbreaking to see how Leah was treated when all she wanted was a family of her own.

Fans of Southern fiction will devour this book and want to take Leah into their home to keep her from the treatment she received.

A beautiful, thoughtful read that requires tissues...It has been compared to WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING and NECESSARY LIES.

A book you don’t want to miss.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

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