The Last Heiress by Mary Ellis ~ Review

The Last HeiressLucie's Review:

I can't figure out why I didn't love this book. It had everything that I usually love, and as I was reading this book, I kept asking myself, "Why don't I like this a lot more?" I'm actually still really confused about why I didn't connect with this book, and that never happens to me. I can usually pin down exactly why I like or don't like a book, so keep that in mind during my review.

Amanda Dunn is the heiress to an industry of textiles. At her father's urging she travels across the ocean to America to learn about cotton, so that she can better represent the company. She stays with her sister, Abigail and her husband, Jackson Henthorn, who are wealthy slave owners.

Amanda is opposed to the practice of slavery, and is determined to assert her independence while in America. While exploring she meets Nathaniel Cooper, a small shop owner who is enterprising and very much a self made man. His natural charm is one of his many qualities.

I didn't care for Jackson much, and though he may have loved his wife, he wasn't a very honorable person.

I guess one thing that struck me was how little changed for them after the war. They didn't have to make any overwhelming sacrifices, and the characters didn't grow or change because of the war.

Overall, as I said before, this book just didn't hook me, and I'm not sure why. My main impression, is that I should have had more of an impression after reading this book. I can't say that I would recommend it, but if you are curious give it a shot, it might be that this book just wasn't a good one for me.

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