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Shadows of St. Louis [Kindle Edition]

Leslie DuBois

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It’s 1917 in East St. Louis, Illinois. The wealthy Goodwin family and their children have been living with a dangerous secret. Suddenly, their 16 year old Negro maid Emma Lynn starts asking questions no one wants to answer. Where did she come from? Where are her parents? Why does she look like a darker version of the Goodwin daughter? The love of a local white boy finally helps unveil the truth. But just when they are about to run away to find happiness together, race riots erupt and Emma Lynn gets caught in the middle. Now the Goodwins must make a choice to save her even if it means revealing to the world who they really are.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 597 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615599095
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Little Prince Publishing (Feb. 18 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007AW6AKK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #851,597 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book!!!!!!!! Kuddos to Leslie DuBois March 20 2012
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I don't do many reviews on items, but I have to say this book was good from beginning to end.Seeing that I was born and raised in East St Louis, Il I felt that this book captured the true essence of the city in every aspect.Even though this is a fictional love story(which is phenomenal) there are many aspects of the city's history captured thoughout this book,the riot's for instance I have read and learned about them so muuch that I was amazed that the author kept true to the actual events about what happened the day of the riot's.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! March 6 2012
By myheartbeats2 - Published on
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This was definitely a Great Read! There were so many moments that my mouth was literally left open in an OMGosh state! Two words describe the character Mrs. Goodwin: Selfish and heartless.

Note: I borrowed this book from the Amazon Prime Library, but I've spread the word to non members because this book is worth more than it's current price.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Endings Always Let Me Down March 25 2012
By VegasBelle - Published on
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I have to say I believe Leslie Dubois is a very talented writer. She knows how to craft a story. But this book along with others I have read have always left me upset and depressed. There's never a happy ending...ever. It's kind of sad. I read romance novels to escape a bit and of course not everything is going to be smooth sailing, but she is incapable of writing a book where everyone lives-lol. The endings always spoil any good feelings I have about the book. Still think she's talented though.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Racism in 1917 March 4 2012
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I've read all but one of Leslie Dubois' books, and I've enjoyed each of them.
"Shadows of St.Louis" drew me in just like all her other novels and like all her other novels this one also deals with interracial relationships. But unlike her other novels this one is based on an event the actually occurred. The story is set in 1917, when people were proud of their racist beliefs, and questioning those beliefs could tear families apart. An enjoyable, but sad ,quick read.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! March 23 2012
By Sabrina S. - Published on
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This author is consistently on my must read list whenever she puts out a new book. She writes stories that are so interesting and well told, that it is really hard to put them down. Shadows of St. Louis is no exception. Although this story gave me many anxious moments, I still had to keep turning those pages to find out what would happen next. I hope she writes a sequel.

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