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The Wedding Gift

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The Wedding Gift, Marlen Suyapa Bodden, book reviewThis is the story of two women; Sarah Campbell and Theodora Allen. Sarah was born in 1846, a slave at the Allen Estates. Theodora Allen married Cornelius, the master of the plantation. Sarah is also the bastard daughter of Cornelius, half sister to Theodora’s Clarissa. Sarah’s mother Emmeline only goes to Cornelius’ bed to ensure her children will stay on the plantation. Despite the feeling of betrayal, Theodora comes to care for both Emmeline and Sarah, especially since Sarah is not only Clarissa’s maid, but also her childhood companion, as well as one of the gifts that Cornelius gives Clarissa when she gets married. This is The Wedding Gift by Marlene Suyapa Bodden.


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