the kitchen house

There are so many wonderful books that I wouldn't have known about if another blogger or message board poster hadn't drawn my attention to them, so I'd like to return the favor by posting what I'm reading.

Last week's cruise read was The Kitchen House...

Set on a tobacco plantation in the Antebellum South, this story takes place over the course of 20+ years and is told from the perspectives of Lavinia, a young Irish indentured servant, and Belle, a mixed race slave.

I've always been intrigued by the South, and the historical perspective of this novel made it a very enjoyable read.

What are you reading?