Review by Norma: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Kitchen HouseThe Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date listened:  March 2 to 8, 2017

Absolutely wonderful narration!  This was definitely a winner for me because of its awesome narrators who made this such an entertaining and enjoyable read!  I must say this is the first audiobook that I have thoroughly enjoyed and was captivated from start to finish.

THE KITCHEN HOUSE by KATHLEEN GRISSOM is a very touching, powerful, gripping, heart-wrenching, and a beautifully written Historical Fiction novel which is set on a plantation in the antebellum South that grabbed my listening ears right from the very first chapter.

The novel was told in alternating perspectives of Lavinia and Belle with a different narrator for each voice.  I fell in love with these characters and empathized with them as they shared their stories of love, friendship, family, commitment, survival, and loss. I couldn’t help but be totally lost in this story as I found myself listening rather intently to all of their struggles and triumphs at THE KITCHEN HOUSE.  I could hear their joy and their sadness coming through so vividly which had me totally engaged in this story.

KATHLEEN GRISSOM delivers a very descriptive and well-written novel here that I found was easy to follow along with the storyline and all the characters involved.  There is a lot happening throughout this story and I thought it was a fantastic account about this part of history.

Would recommend!