Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed[Read] ➸ Mustard Seed ➵ Laila Ibrahim – La continuación de la exitosa novela La flor del azafrán amarilloTras haberse criado en un hogar privilegiado de Virginia Lisbeth abandona a su familia contraria al abolicionismo Dieciocho años des La continuación de la exitosa novela La flor del azafrán amarilloTras haberse criado en un hogar privilegiado de Virginia Lisbeth abandona a su familia contraria al abolicionismo Dieciocho años después y finalizada la Guerra de Secesión la joven vuelve con los suyos para visitar a su padre enfermo Allí se encontrará con su antigua y ueridísima aya negra Mattie y su hija Jordan nacida en esclavitud Ellas también huyeron y han regresado al Sur para salvar a la única pariente ue les ueda allí oprimida y consagrada a un trabajo extenuantePara Lisbeth es momento de reconciliación; para Jordan y Mattie de liberación Pronto se toparán con una cruel realidad en la ue perviven el racismo y la injusticia auspiciados por el resentimiento de los terratenientes blancos Las tres mujeres se verán obligadas a reunir el valor suficiente para liberar a sus familias —y a ellas mismas— del pasado Así descubrirán ue se hallan unidas por un vínculo más poderoso ue la amistad.

My education and experience in multiracial developmental psychology and attachment theory provide ample fodder for my novels My passion for early childhood education child birth and religious education are reflected in my writingI was the founder and director of Woolsey Childrens School where I had first hand experience loving children that were not my own There are scenes in Yellow Crocus t.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Mustard Seed
  • Laila Ibrahim
  • 01 March 2016
  • 9782919805662

10 thoughts on “Mustard Seed

  1. says:

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewMustard seed is a wonderful novel that captured my heart This story conveys how people had created disparities between their skin color and how the slavery in past America had created a harsh background for the dark skinned peopleThe author has managed to express the strong bond between Lisbeth fair skinned and Mattie dark skinned and Lisbeth's beloved nurse and how they had overcome their obstacles by being together The story coveys about the faith and belief that one should have in one's heart regardless of the skin colorA lovely story

  2. says:

    When Lisbeth Johnson was summoned by her mother to return to her home in Virginia as her father was dying her thoughts were mixed She had escaped her family home after refusing to marry the man her parents had readied for her – a cruel brutal man – and in marrying Matthew had estranged her mother father and brother Jack But she felt it right to return to her father’s side and took her two children six year old Sadie and nine year old Sammy to visitMeanwhile also in Ohio Mattie Freedman who was Lisbeth’s much loved nurse plus Jordan and Samuel Mattie’s children were making their way to Virginia to bring Mattie’s sister Sarah back home with them But Sarah refused to leave without her two daughters who had been taken from her three years prior sold to another plantation even though they were supposedly free Ella and Sophia were out there somewhere and Mattie was determined to find them so she could bring her sister and nieces homeBut there were still people in Virginia who wouldn’t respect the ways of the Negro using and abusing them for their own benefit What would happen when Lisbeth and Mattie joined forces to free their families from the horrors of the past Mustard Seed is the 2nd in the Yellow Crocus series by Laila Ibrahim and I thoroughly enjoyed it The author’s writing brings her surroundings to life; the echoes of slavery are still there wherever one looks; the mustard seeds – kept on each character’s person are a symbol of hope to the families I loved Yellow Crocus which I read last year and when I discovered #3 was due for release I immediately bought Mustard Seed to read before Golden Poppies A wonderful heart wrenching novel Mustard Seed is one I highly recommend

  3. says:

    What an incredible book And I mean that sincerely I would give Mustard Seed 10 stars if I could This book is so apropos to what is going on in our country today It gave me a lot to think about personally and a huge amount of uncomfortableness I know that's not a word with the world I live in The story itself takes place in post Civil War in Ohio and Virginia thus showing the differences between North and South after the War I will not go into specifics because I had none when I started and think it is well worth going in with no expectations I suggest reading the author's first book first Yellow Crocus The characters and story will make much sense But it is a book everyone should read It is a part of US history come to lifeThank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read and provide an honest review of this book

  4. says:

    I first read “Yellow Crocus” by Laila Ibrahim and absolutely enjoyed it I just finished reading “Mustard Seed” by Ibrahim the second book in her series I was not expecting it to be as good but I was wrong “Mustard Seed” is every bit as good as “Yellow Crocus” I am now starting the third book in the series “Golden Poppies” The way Ibrahim has written her books you do not have to read them in a series but happy that I am I am completely confident “Golden Poppies” will be just as incredible as the other two

  5. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Yellow Crocus so when I realized that this book was continuation of the story I was really excited to read it; and I was not disappointed at all I didn't realize how much I craved to hear the rest of the story and to follow the journey of all these fascinating characters

  6. says:

    It was a good post Civil War story of injustice freedom and faith Started slow and some parts of the plot didn't work for me but some parts were entertaining and nail biting The first book Yellow Crocus was better imho

  7. says:

    Although a tough read sometimes I loved Yellow Crocus especially the relationship between Mattie and Lisbeth In this next book the reader gets to know what happens next to them and their families Still a tough read at times it was good to have them back

  8. says:

    This is the second book in the series after Yellow Crocus It's great to catch up with the family and how things are now When Lisbeth Johnsonwho was born into privilege in the antebellum South is called back home by her mother she must goher father is dying She is estranged from her family their beliefs are not her own and she made a clean break when she married Her family believes in slavery and all that entails and she knows it's wrong Family is family thoughblood is thicker than water and attend to her dying father she must Her conscience won't let her deny her family Once home she must face the Confederate family she betrayed by marrying an abolitionist Characters we met in the first book Jordan and Mattie return to Fair Oaks too to save the family they left behind who still toil in oppression Family is not just family by bloodit's also by adoption and marriage Oftentimesas it's shown in this book the childreneven the adult children don't comprehend or appreciate the hardships and sacrifices their parents have gone through to make sure their children have a better life than themAmazing book I look forward to reading by this author Pub Date 07 Nov 2017 Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a review copy in exchange for my honest review

  9. says:

    Minority opinionClearly I am in the minority here But for me the storyline and characters were overshadowed by the history particularly in the first half of the book The era is history that hasn't gotten a lot of attention and I found the book informative in that way I just was disappointed that portions of the book seemed focused on educating the reader on the history instead of blending the history into the storyline

  10. says:

    355 Interesting story about 3 women returning back to Richmond Virginia 3 years after the end of the Civil War Lisbeth Johnson left her wealthy family and plantation behind 18 years earlier when she ended her family endorsed engagement to another plantation owner to marry an abolitionist and fellow Virginian She and her husband left her acrimonious family behind to move to Ohio where he fought under the Union flag and where they are bringing up their young children in a loving and peaceful environment living and working in proximity with people of colour including former slaves such as her old nurse Mattie Freedman and Mattie's family With news of her father dying Lisbeth takes her children back to visit her family after years of estrangement Coincidentally Mattie decides to take her two adult children back to Richmond to persuade her cousin to join them as cousin Sally still remains on the plantation in oppressed servitude despite the supposed freedom to all slaves brought about by the end of the war Through their eyes we see that cruelty racism and injustice remains long after the war fueled by the resentment and anger of plantation owners who had lost money loved ones and sometimes own limbs and physical health to the ravages of the war and who therefore sought to avenge their losses and pride on those 'slaves' remaining behind too weak too intimidated too stunned to leave And even when they had the courage to leave the law did little to protect their proclaimed freedom not when the law was meted out by white plantation owners themselves The history is fascinating describing a horrible time not very freuently covered in stories It is chilling to learn that the atrocities committed against slaves and former slaves in the South continued long after the Thirteenth Amendment was passed because there were no one to enforce the new law While this book tells an important story the tone of the book is too factual and unsentimental for a novel Coupled this with some less than realistic plot twists it makes for a somewhat uneven read I don't think this book is classified as Christian Fiction although it probably ought to be as there is a fair bit of references to faith and God

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