The Secret Life of Winnie Cox- Sharon Maas


I absolutely loved The Small Fortune of Dorothea Q and was really looking forward to reading this new book. The cover was really striking and would make me choose it based purely on that!
Winnie lived on her father’s sugar cane plantation in South America. She was leading a privileged life. She is a wonderful character and you take her to your heart immediately. I absolutely love Sharon Maas writing style- you can just picture the setting and the relationships between the characters in such a vivid world.
Winnie is made aware of the poverty surrounding her and wants to help but there are tensions in the local area. She also meets George who unfortunately doesn’t fit into the role expected of a suitor for a young lady in her position. So she is determined to make it work. George is also a wonderful character.
I love books that help to educate you on certain eras in history and loved reading about British Guyana and also the world around the sugar cane plantations at the time and about issues surrounding slavery.
We will be returning to learn more about these characters and I can’t wait.
With many thanks to Bookoutre and Net Galley for the chance to read this book in exchange for a review.


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