Sadeqa Johnson: Yellow Wife

Mpkins as she navigates motherhood This is a must read novel or audiobook listen for fans of historical fiction I m eager to share it with The Walking Book Club whose members move while listening I have a feeling there will be lots of member activity for this audiobook Thank you for the advanced copy Simon and Schuster A first person narrative A fully realized historical rendering of life as a slave and life on the plantation Pheby Dolores Brown born to a mother a slave who was a gifted seamstress Pheby could readwrite and play the piano Factors which would ease her life on the plantation until her mother ied following a accident Her mother gone she is sold and finds herself at the mercy of a man she only refers to as the Jailor The jail they refer to was the way station in town where slaves were held until sold or Pisco significa pajaro. died Theriving force of life with the Jailor were her children It was enduring a better life for her children that gave her life meaning and purpose Pheby is a force when needed as she learns to use the Jailor s lust for her to make inroads to a better life for her children It is raw It is eye opening It is worth every minute you can spare Happy reading This is a Historical Fiction book I am so lucky to receive an e copy of this book from Netgalley and I will post a honest review of this book as soon as I finish reading A jail where slaves are broken tortured and sold every ay Forced to become the mistress of the brutal man who owns the jail Pheby faces the ultimate sacrifice to protect her heart in this powerful thrilling story of one slave’s fight for freedom.

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I honestly on t know what to say First off I was given a copy of this wonderful book from net galley The Yellow Wife is truly amazing I had not idea that this sort of thing in the book aka Slave Jails actually existed I can t even imagine the terror and horror those poor people saw and endured Everyone needs to read this book netgalley The Yellow Wife by Sadea Johnson is the absolutely stunning story of Pheby a young slave who because of her mother had a much The Defense (Eddie Flynn different upbringing than other slaves She is educated can play the piano read and write Once her motheries she is sold to the cruel owner Jailer of Devil s Half Acre Jail There Pheby tries to endure life for her children The Yellow Wife had me captivated immediately While it is not the normal storyline I would gravitate towards I couldn t put it Hai nhà down I found myself staying awake late at night to finish it or even sneaking in a page or two any chance I had so I could continue to stay in the story This story was full of heartbreak griefesperation love and endurance A masterpiece Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my review and honest opinions Go ahead sign me up for the heartache This sounds so sad but important First thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced e ARC of the book in exchange for my honest opinion Block your calendar and turn off In the tradition of Wrench and Twelve Years a Slave this harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in VirginiaBorn on a plantation in Charles City Virginia Pheby Brown

Our phone because you will not be able to put this book own Pheby is an amazing woman and her story is truly about love family and faith You will find yourself holding your breath than once and will be surprised at the ending A terrific read I will efinitely be reading from this author This book will have you on the edge of your seat from the beginning Such a sad tale but yet full of hope through out the storyI love stories like this I stayed up late to finish reading it But oh my So worth the read This author has Falling Through Clouds do Having the opportunity to chatirectly with authors makes me fall in love with their books even And that s exactly what happened with Sadea Johnson s book The Yellow Wife The Yellow Wife is a masterful piece of historical fiction that was inspired by Sadeua s family s visit to the Richmond Slave Trail along the James River in Virginia When I spoke with Sadea recently she shared how a Mary Lumpkins trail marker kept calling her psyche back I m so glad she listened because the novel is brilliantly researched and soulfully written Sadea creates a narrative through the eyes of the fictional character Pheby Delores Brown who becomes the yellow wife to the notoriously cruel owner of the Devil s Half Acre jail Pheby may be fictional but through the narrative we get a glimpse of what life may have been like for the real Mary Lu. As promised her freedom on her eighteenth birthday But when her birthday finally comes around instead of the idyllic life she was hoping for with her true love she finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre.

wwwsadeajohnsonnetReviews of And Then There Was MeSadea Johnson continues to find her groove inventing characters that we know From the second you jump into And Then There Was Me you just may be surprised Essence Magazine And Then There Was Me is a well written thought provoking novel that many women will relate to Kimberla Lawson Roby New York Times best selling author of Copycat A story of one woman's journey toward the life she deserves with plenty of satisfying and surprising twists along the way KirkusAnd Then There Was Me is a thought provoking novel about marriage parenthood and friendship PopSugar 26 Brilliant Books You Should Read This SpringReviews of Second House From the CornerNovelist Sadea Johnson should take a bow for her latest effort Fans of 2011's Love in a Carry On Bag 12th Street Press her first offering will devour every word of Second House From the Corner Essence MagazineI loved Second House From the Corner Sadea was totally in my head at some times with the mommy stuff and I found the ending really really satisfying Well earned 23 Books You Should Read This Winter PopsugarJohnson is a skilled storyteller with a breezy style and the journey of Felicia a strong African American woman will have particular appeal for Terry McMillan fans Booklist