2.99 In Stock
It�s 1917 in East St. Louis, Illinois. The wealthy Goodwin family and their children have been living with a dangerous secret. Suddenly, their 16 year old Negro maid Emma Lynn starts asking questions no one wants to answer. Where did she come from? Where are her parents? Why does she look like a darker version of the Goodwin daughter? The love of a local white boy finally helps unveil the truth. But just when they are about to run away to find happiness together, race riots erupt and Emma Lynn gets caught in the middle. Now the Goodwins must make a choice to save her even if it means revealing to the world who they really are.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Shadows of St. Louis based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I was immediately drawn into this book and cared about the characters, what was going on in their lives and how things turned out. It made my heart hurt to feel the sting of "not belonging" because of her (Emma Lynn) coloring. I wanted a happy ending, but how realistic would that have been? It wasn't that way then. I think it was well written, some typos - but no glaring mistakes that distracted from the work. I've thought about this novel several times throughout the course of the day (finished it last night), and had to dig deep and think about how I would feel if I were either of the female lead characters - love a novel that you just can't walk away and forget. Would absolutely read another of Ms DuBois works.
Once again I'm left in awe at how wonderful this authors stories are. I love the drama and emotion I feel when reading. This particular story based on true events is amazing. I like how she brings to life characters who are caught up in incredible circumstances and somehow creates a heart wrenching love story.