Finished: July 4, 2007
Reason for Reading: this was a previous read in the classic lit yahoo group before I joined and it sounded very interesting to me.
They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did. But we were not in their ranks. The Jamaican ladies had never approved of my mother ...
Recommend: Not really. If you are a big Jane Eyre fan (like I am) and this book intrigues you, you may feel compelled to read it (like I did). I'm rather ambivalent about the book. Part One was very good, the story of Antoinette's life before she meets Rochester. The rest of the book seemed rushed and the plot was lost. After Part One, I found the characters lost appeal also and I started to not really care what happened to them. Overall, it is a short book and a quick read, and enjoyable to a point.