I usually find Oprah's book club picks to be, well, *too* much…too depressing, too literary, too pretentious, ect. So I approached this book, Oprah's 2.0 book club selection, with trepidation. I have read and loved all of Sue Monk Kidd's previous novels so I gave it a go, and I was so glad I did!!!
First, I absolutely love a novel told in alternating points of view. We get one chapter told from Sarah's point and the next from the slave Hetty's point….LOVE!!! Second, a fiction book about real people is a big plus for me. Anytime I can learn about real people within fiction is a win, I get to learn something while enjoying an amazing story. Also, I LOVED these women…they were spunky and flawed and heroic…I want my kids (both daughters and sons) to know that women are capable of amazing things, so inspiring. Read this, you won't be disappointed.