Mustard Seed

By Laila Ibrahim
Read by Bahni Turpin

9.28 Hours 11/07/2017 unabridged
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The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home. Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth’s beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she’s summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up. There she must face the Confederate family she betrayed by marrying an abolitionist. Jordan and Mattie return to Fair Oaks, too, to save the family they left behind, who still toil in oppression. For Lisbeth, it’s a time for reconciliation. For Jordan and Mattie, it’s time for liberation. As the Johnsons and Freedmans confront the injustice that binds them, as well as the bitterness and violence that seethes at its heart, the women must find the courage to free their families—and themselves—from the past.

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Summary

Summary

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home.

Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth’s beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school.

When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she’s summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up. There she must face the Confederate family she betrayed by marrying an abolitionist. Jordan and Mattie return to Fair Oaks, too, to save the family they left behind, who still toil in oppression. For Lisbeth, it’s a time for reconciliation. For Jordan and Mattie, it’s time for liberation.

As the Johnsons and Freedmans confront the injustice that binds them, as well as the bitterness and violence that seethes at its heart, the women must find the courage to free their families—and themselves—from the past.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An engaging, thought-provoking story. It’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys Antebellum historical fiction.” ForeWord Reviews on Yellow Crocus

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Author Bio: Laila Ibrahim

Laila Ibrahim was the founder and director of Woolsey Children’s School where she had first hand experience loving children that were not her own. As a birth doula she is privileged to witness the intensity and joy of childbirth. She currently works as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at the First Unitarian Church in Oakland. She lives in a cohousing community in Berkeley, California, with her wife, Rinda, their children, Kalin and Maya.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English