Sunday, March 6, 2016
Review: The Mapmaker's Children
The Mapmaker's Children follows the lives of two young women designed to change the course of history forever.
Sarah Brown is the daughter of abolitionist John Brown. She is an artist and she realizes that her skills can be used for good by creating paintings that hide maps for the Underground Railroad. Sarah also has turmoil at home when she realizes she cannot have children, which leads to strifes with her romantic relationships at home.
Eden is a women from our time who moves into a house that she soon finds out holds connections to the Underground Railroad of Sarah's time. In an effort to save her marriage and conceive a child with her husband Eden embraces the old home.
Throughout the story both women learn about themselves, family, love, courage, and legacy.
This book is a lengthy, involved read. But in the end the stories of these two women is compelling enough to keep the reader on the edge wondering what will happen next. The parallel stories complement each other nicely for the reader and provide commentary for each woman's life.
If you're looking for a touching, historical read this book is a must checkout.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review.