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Review of The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins


The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (releasing May 21, 2019 from Harper)
I was given a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I received no additional compensation. 


Dubbed the Mulatta Murderess in the London papers, Frannie Langton stands accused of murdering her employer, scientist George Benham, and his wife Marguerite, but she cannot remember the events of the evening. While Frannie awaits her trial she recalls her childhood on a Jamaican sugar plantation, her apprenticeship to her master/father, and her travels to London.

What began as a slave narrative of plantation injustices and abuses became the story of a smart and educated woman forced to perform scientific experiments on others while being a subject herself before she is given to another scientist to watch over (and report back to him about) his wife.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton is a mix of science, slavery, and societal expectations with a sweet thread of a love story woven in. I definitely recommend this one!

Read an excerpt of the book HERE

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