The Mapmaker’s Children by: Sarah McCoy

The Mapmaker's Children

About The Mapmaker’s Children- from Penguinrandomhouse.com

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Baker’s Daughter, a story of family, love, and courage

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children, but as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril.
Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar—the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance.
Ingeniously plotted to a riveting end, Sarah and Eden’s woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way.

About the Author- from Penguinrandomhouse.com

SARAH McCOY is the New York Times bestselling author of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee The Baker’s Daughter and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. She calls Virginia home but presently lives with her husband and their dog, Gilbert, in El Paso, Texas.

My Review:

Unfortunately, I had to DNF this book.  I do not normally enjoy reading historical fiction and this book is partially classified as that.  Each chapter goes from present day (2014) to the past in 1859 during the time of the Underground Railroad.  I found this book to be slow moving and not something I could get into.  I know the reviews on Goodreads are good for this book so I will admit that it just may not be my type of book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

 

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