I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Genesis, Shasta, Brantley, Harvey, Elton, Jamie, Marco, Tiny Chi, Ranger, Luke, Marcie, Edison, Frankie, puppy siblings Denny & Jenny, Amelia and her 11 puppies, Diamond, Jodie, Hickory, Canelo, Teddy, Dylan, Cassie, Steffi & Audrey (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2018, 156 dogs have been rescued. In 2017 we’ve helped free 904 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.
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Although I am more at home writing romantic comedies, as a fan of P.G.Wodehouse, I was intrigued by the title and once I started to read it, I couldn’t put it down. It is difficult to visualise that such conditions existed during the days of slavery. But in this well-researched story, you are plunged at the start into an horrific tale told through the memories of a grown-up who was forced as a slave to witness the death of his father and friends at the hands of a drunken overseer on a sugar plantation in Louisiana just before the outbreak of the Civil War.
We discover through the eyes of a very young slave called Oscar how he manages to survive the ordeal due to the advice his mother Catherine drums into him to hide his anger. He eventually finds his way to freedom, inspired by his mother’s sacrifice and the kindness of strangers who risk their lives to save him.
I found this to be a compelling and uplifting story and my only regret was that we did not discover more about Oscar after he gains his freedom – but perhaps we are due to a sequel?
The Day I Saw The Humming Bird by Paulette Mahurin is a historical fiction story which depicts life in the late 1800’s, and is told from a child’s perspective.
Although for many, parts of this story will be harrowing to read I believe it’s a part of history that should still be told, & not kept ‘hidden’ or ‘made light of’ to save feelings of discomfort or embarrassement. Instead it is a story that deserves to be told in it’s entirety. I also believe the story should be added to the National Curriculum for older children and college students studying GCSE (O Level) or A Level History.
Furthermore, although Mahurin paints a vivid picture with words, in order for this story to reach a wider audience, I hope one day it will be adapted to film.