As a long-time fan and collector of children's books I loved the simple but powerful message this book offered. The tale is one that starts out sorrowful, a child perspective on slavery, but through the power of love she finds that she is still free in her heart. My 3year old was able to identify the feelings of "sad" and "happy" that Tess experiences throughout her day. The illustrations were fantastic. A great story for a child of any age!
I typically don't read mystery novels, nor do I read romance, after a recommendation from LibrayThing I thought I would give this book a try.
The characters were vivid and well portrayed. The heroine was believable with out being over the top. The plot kept me guessing until the end. It was a great quick read, enough of a break from reality to be fun.
Meh...eeehhh.... I really really wanted to like this book. I am not sure if it was just me but I couldn't get into the story. I am an avid sci-fi reader and love alternate universes. It was not the writing, everything flowed well. Part of my issue is when a book is part of a series I really don't like starting a series until it is done, I tend to forget between books if I can't start the next book in the series right away....