Thursday, June 9, 2016

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

I recently listened to the unabridged audio version of Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim and narrated by Bahni Turpin. Listening length for Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim is 8 hours, 21 minutes.

Yellow Crocus is a work of historical fiction and it is a phenomenal novel to read!! If you enjoy reading historical fiction, then this is the book for you. 

I really thought that Laila Ibrahim did an excellent job of writing Yellow Crocus! Bahni Turpin does a fabulous job narrating Yellow Crocus and really helps bring to life the characters and the story itself. I enjoyed this tightly written novel filled with good writing and well developed characters. The story line is a bit predictable in parts, but how the story unfolds and the way in which it is told makes this novel worth the read. I highly recommend listening to the book in the audio form.

The following is a plot summary for Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim from GoodReads:
Moments after Lisbeth is born, she's taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl's visits to the slaves' quarters - and their lively and loving community - bring them closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity.
I am giving Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim a rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Below is a video of Laila Ibrahim discussing the inspiration for Yellow Crocus.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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