Rated of 5
by Mary P. (Bellingham, WA)
The Secrets of Mary Bowser
This is one of the best books I've read in recent years.
While it is fiction, based on a small bit of probable history, it reads like a true story, told by a participant in an amazing part of American History. You have to admire Mary Bowser, who follows her heart to do the right thing, despite life-threatening danger.
I enjoyed learning about the different layers of society among African-Americans in those years around and including the Civil War. It is revelatory.
I would recommend this book whole-heartedly to Book Clubs and individuals who want an absorbing, thought-provoking read.