REVIEW: The Last Carolina Girl

Leah is a young girl living with her father, a lumberjack, in a small shack in rural NC. they are well below the poverty line and just get by. Leah’s circumstances are less than ideal but she has the love of her father. Until one day, he is in an accident and she is left on her own. She thinks she is about to be adopted when she comes to live with a family but quickly finds out she is to live as their servant. The adults there treat her horribly, acting as though she is much less than because of her background. I won’t say anymore, because there are some really heartbreaking things that happen to her.

I’m not sure I get as many Where the Crawdads Sing vibes as the blurb wants you to think, other than her being a girl on her own in coastal Carolina, the similarities end there. Leah is a sweet girl and your heart breaks for her. This deals with a really horrible time in America and if you haven’t read about it before, you’ll enjoy this book. But if you want a more heart wrenching story that deals with this issue, I would recommend A Mother’s Promise.

Thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark for gifted access via NetGalley. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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