Jenkins, Beverly. Belle and the beau.

Author:Ginsberg, Sherri Forgash
Position:Book Review - Young Adult Review - Brief Article

(An Avon True Romance). HarperCollins, Avon. 296p. c2002. 0-06-447342-2. $4.99. JS

This is a romance,novel with the typical happy ending. All the loose strings are neatly tied up and the most unbelievable finale becomes true for the two main characters. Yet, we read these stories for just that outcome and the author does a tremendous job of telling this bittersweet tale. Belle and her father are in a group of escaping slaves when they encounter trouble. Belle is separated from everyone and winds up lost in Michigan, tired and hungry, with bleeding, aching feet. She is discovered by the...

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