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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


This is one of the best books I have read in a long, long time!! I LOVED it. It is one of those books I am still thinking about days later. I highly recommend! Happy Reading!

Advance Praise

"Daring, vitally important and deftly handled, I loved and admired The Help. It's very courageous. VERY courageous. Fantastic."
--Marian Keyes

"A story that made me weep as I rejoiced for each of humanity's small but steady triumphs over hate and fear. I will never forget this wonderful book."
--Dorothea Benton Frank

"Lush, original and poignant, Kathryn Stockett has written a wondrous novel set in the deep south told through the authentic voices of Aibileen, Minnie and Skeeter, three unforgettable women whose lives and points of view intersect vividly against a landscape of hopeful change in America. You will be swept away as they work, play and love during a time when possibilities for women were few but their dreams of the future were limitless. A glorious read."
--Adriana Trigiani, Bestselling author of The Big Stone Gap series and LUCIA, LUCIA

"A magical novel. Heartbreaking and oh so true, the voices of these characters, their lives and struggles will stay with you long after you reluctantly come to the end."
--Robert Hicks, New York Times Bestselling author, The Widow of the South

"Set in the rural South of the 1960's, The Help is a startling, resonant portrait of the intertwined lives of women on opposite sides of the racial divide. Stockett's many gifts - a keen eye for character, a wicked sense of humor, the perfect timing of a natural born storyteller- - shine as she evokes a time and place when black women were expected to help raise white babies, and yet could not use the same bathroom as their employers. Her characters, both white and black, are so fully fleshed they practically breathe - no stock villains or pious heroines here. I'm becoming an evangelist for The Help. Don't miss this wise and astonishing debut."
--Joshilyn Jackson, Bestselling author of Gods in Alabama

"A wonderful book. A compelling and comically poignant tale about three women, and a time and a place that are in many ways very much still with us."
--Beth Henley, Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, "Crimes of the Heart"

"I love THE HELP. Kathryn Stockett has given us glorious characters and a powerful, truth-filled story. Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter, show that people from this troubled time came together despite their differences and that ordinary women can be heroic."
--Jill Conner Browne, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Sweet Potato Queens series and resident of Jackson, MS


Lauren Tomlinson said...

One of the best books ever! Read it in a day.

Bernice L. McFadden said...

I see that you enjoyed Kathryn Stockett's: The Help.

It would be
great honor if you would read and review my novel SUGAR, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

New York Times Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani gave me a marvelous blurb after reading This Bitter Earth, which is the sequel to SUGAR:

"Bernice L. McFadden is a master storyteller.

Blogger/Book Reviewer Gerber Daisy Mom was quoted as saying this about Sugar: "In my quest to find the alternative to The Help I’m trying to immerse myself in African-American authors, whose points of view lend more authenticity and credibility to the stories of African-American characters. I hit gold with Bernice L. McFadden’s,Sugar."

You can read her entire review here:

I working to place SUGAR into as many hands, hearts and minds as possible and I hope you can help me do this.

Please let me know If I may send you a copy of SUGAR. If so, please forward your address and blog URL to

Peace & Light,