My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One) free from the author.
From the beginning when we meet Nora and her family on their farm this book hooked me and I didn’t want to put it down.
The language was so well written that I can still hear the soft southern accents and the bustle of city life.
The period in which the novel is set, during the famous Harlem Renaissance vibrates with details that make it spring alive inside your mind.
I loved how the author sprinkled the back story in delicious detail which didn’t slow down the pace of the book. It is horrifying in places but, it is historically correct too and it made me sad that people treated other humans this way.
To sum up, this novel grabs you and transports you to another era and into the lives of those characters who lived during that time. With all the horrors, highs and lows they go through I felt as if I went through it with them. That is a sign of a wonderfully written story and the author has created a treasure.
I will have to be patient and wait for Book 2 because at the end of this book I actually shouted out loud because I had finished it.
Highly recommended to anyone who loves a tremendous tale that spans history and life.