Review of The Beautiful American

5.0 out of 5 stars The Beautiful American is a beautiful story., December 4, 2013
By K. Westrope “poet1” (Wildomar, CA) – See all my reviews
This review is from: The Beautiful American (Kindle Edition)
This is one of the best stories I’ve read lately. Though it starts out in modern times, when antique dealer Abby purchases an old desk in which she finds a hidden journal, it then takes us back in history through the words and thoughts of a young slave girl working for the family of future president James Monroe. It is rich in historical detail and full of emotion on many levels. When the family moves to France, the servant girl, Jasmine, meets a young artist’s apprentice and they are drawn to each other in a relationship she believes can never flourish. The end of the story brings us back to Abby and her own love story as it is unfolding. It held my interest throughout, with a well-developed story line and captivating characters. I loved all the historical references. An enjoyable read.

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