A Day to Pick Your Own Cotton (Shenandoah Sisters Book #2)

A Day to Pick Your Own Cotton (Shenandoah Sisters Book #2)

by Michael Phillips
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Day to Pick Your Own Cotton 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mayme Jukes and Katie Clairborne are two fifteen-year-old girls from worlds apart -- Mayme was born into slavery, while Katie was the daughter of a wealthy family that owned a large plantation. But in the final days of the Civil War, they both lost their families to marauders, and now they share an important secret. After Mayme, fleeing the scene of her family's murders, came across Katie, the only survivor at her plantation, Rosewood, the two girls decided to live there on their own and pretend that Katie's mother is still alive. As if that were not difficult enough, now they must protect three other people as well. Emma, a former slave, and her baby, William, are hiding at Rosewood from William's father, the son of Emma's former master. And Aleta, a young girl whose mother died as they fled from her abusive father, is living at Rosewood and is determined to never return home. Mayme and Katie have other worries as well. A loan is due soon at the bank, and if they don't pay, they will never be able to protect their secret. This was a good sequel to 'Angels Watching Over Me' that continues the story of Mayme and Katie, and introduces some new characters as well. I really enjoyed the first book, and this was an excellent sequel. It brings to life the dangers of the post-Civil War South and is a heartwarming story of friendship. I really came to care about the characters. I highly recommend these books to teens who like historical fiction about this time period. I can't wait to read the other two books in this series and find out what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LONG! BUT NOT A PLOT SPOILER! This series of books is very good, but there is a major problem with the series, there are 12 books not four as stated. The four came as a there are a slightly different set of books, in three sets. You will have to purchase all of them or there will be huge gaps in the history of the cousins of the south. I found this out by accident when I had purchased the supossedly last book, and did not know what was going on with Emma, William and wondered who Micah was, who were constantly referred to, then I also realized There were three book fours, which was confusing. So I did some research and found out the 12 books, 3 sets of 4 and purchashed them all. There was one free book out of the 12, one cost $3.99, the rest $5.99, so this was a $65.00 dollar purchase, a biggie for me to spend on books. These books are Bethany House published, which means Christian fiction, and the farther you get into the series, the more intense the preaching, Bible verses, praying and almost overwhelming goodness and forgiveness become, often wiping out the rest of the storyline for several chapters. I am not offended by this, although some readers will be. The religion gets pretty intense. These books are very good, there is mystery, history, emotions, from the worst to the best in man and lessons to be learned in these books. I can understand the author being an award winning writer, because as a person, reads these books, you are at Rosewood Plantation, living the story along with the inhabitants. The novels are hard to put down. The books are about 230 pages each, give or take a few. They protray life in the southern states for both Whites and African Americans. The books start out in the Civil War and continue for the next 90 years. Yes, some of the characters live a long life. I cried when I finished all of these, knowing it really was the end. I think young ladies 13 and up, who are mature, could read this series, there is not sex or cursing in Bethany House books. Nor is there hardly anything other than a chaste kiss or hug once in a whlie. But, these books do contain violence. A murder may be stated as, he was found shot in the head or shoulder and there was the gleam of blood, he/ she drowned or was beaten by a whip and that is the worst of the descriptives. There was also a referral to the liberities a slave owner might take with the women slaves. These books are well edited, historically correct and very good. My only comlaint is the series, being divuded into three sets of four, when one set of tweleve was really correct, the books are not seperate from one another, although a few could stand alone. Read and enjoy. I did. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is completely captivating, once you start with the first book, you will want the next immediately. They flow together so well, the story itself will hold your attention from the first page. You will not regret buying these books!
mdbezz More than 1 year ago
I started with the first book in this series, "Angels Watching Over Me". When you get halfway through the first book you will be compelled to read the entire series. Each book seems to get better and better although I think it is because you feel the characters so well. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put the book down once I started it. I went right out and got the next book in the series so I could continue reading. It's fiction, not based on fact. For enjoyable reading, it was wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Day to Pick Your Cotton picks up were Angels Watching Over Me ends. Orphaned by the aftermath of the Civil War Katie, once a spoiled Southern belle and Mayme a former field slave are trying to manage Katie's platation Rosewood without the outside world knowing that they are alone and protect Emma and her baby. This proves challenging when a young girl Aleta comes to Rosewood need protection from her abusive father, strange men are looking for Emma, and there is loan that is almost due that could take Rosewood away from Katie forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each book picks up where the last one ended...loved how the characters developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most compeling series that I have read in a long time. This will keep you turning the page! You ewill fall in love with the two girls, one black and one white struggling with the aftermath of the Civil War
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it just as wonderful as the first I found out and bought the other three Then I found one more book about katie Cannot wait to read the rest of them
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so great! I read it four times, there is not a boring place in the book! Be sure to read the first, third and fourth books in the Shenandoah Sisters series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Please hurry need my fixing of the next book asap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the first book, had to get the second. Now I'll be getting the other two, I love historical stories. Learned an interesting fact about cheese I didn't know!
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1- Is it as good as the first book? 2- Is it a true story? Please respond to Rosebud#40
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Beach109 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful series. So interesting. Takes you back to Civil War and Slavery days. Mayme and Katie's story is amazing. These books are the kind you cannot put down. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The leading ladies (girls) in this book are to be admired for their tenacity and courage in dealing with people of the south after the war. It is a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I would buy one of the books in this series. WRONG! Just buy the series. As soon as you finish one book you'll be jumping in to the next to see how these girls keep moving forward while keeping together
rosiejrJS More than 1 year ago
Very good reading. Good job Michael Phillips.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book to tell about the past, and its a true story. Great book!!
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This book was soooo good, I could hardly quit reading. I had to buy all four books in the series, and hated to reach the end.
gtdolphin More than 1 year ago
I have already the previous books that started this series and I just love them. I love how Mary Ann and Katie over come it all. It is a hard time to look back on the cruelty that happened. But this family showed the world a thing or too.