As daughters of planters in the South, the Grimke sisters lived a life of leisure. Their lives however, were limited by the times in which they lived; their ambitions and dreams stifled by rules of convention. The lives of the slaves on the plantation figure prominently in this story also. The hopelessness of their lives in no way compares to that of the sisters, but instead provides an interesting contrast and comparison angle for the story.
The evolutions of the characters are amazing. We have come so far since those days, and yet, still find ourselves fighting for equality. This book captured my heart. I didn’t realized how deeply affected I was until I found myself crying over the death of one of its characters. I hope you will read it and love it as much as I did.