I recently read, “The Sugar Planters Daughter” by Sharon Maas. I love all types of books but historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.
This book is set in the early 1900’s and chronicles Yoyo and Winnie cox who are the daughters of Archibald and Ruth Cox. Winnie is quiet and reserved. She also wants to see African Americans who live in the colony treated the same as the British. Winnie falls in love with George, an African American postman, and marries him. By marrying George, Winnie is shunned by British society. She doesn’t mind and loves George all the same.
Yoyo marries as well but she marries for convenience. She is the more ambitious of the two sisters and wants to run the sugar plantation and have sons with her husband so they can inherit the plantation. She does well running the plantation but her husband refuses to be intimate with her because he prefers the company of slave girls.
As time goes on Winnie has many sons with George and Yoyo becomes very jealous not only because Winnie has sons but a husband who loves her. Yoyo decides that she will seduce George to prove to Winnie she does not have his love like she thinks she does. This all culminates on one night and one decision that will change all their lives forever.
This is a story of jealousy, betrayal and how one decision can have lasting effects on everyone. I really enjoyed this book and would give it 5 stars.