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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite
After nearly eight decades, a woman who left her home and family behind returns to defend herself against the prejudice and bigotry that sent her away in the first place, in the touching historical novel The Bootlegger's Mistress by Marc Curtis Little. When she was twelve years old, Carrie stayed behind with her father while her mother and siblings left their small South Carolina town for a safer place to live. Keeping accounts for the town's white bootlegger, Carrie soldiers on until the night she discovers her father has been helping people escape. Now, Carrie and her father are in danger of a lynching. Sending her away through the underground, her father makes sure she receives a new identity. With the dissolution of all links to Carrie's past, Dicie is born. Starting over in a new location alone, Dicie takes the first steps into creating a life that will make her parents proud. Nearly eighty years later, Dicie is summoned back to that South Carolina town to account for the events that occurred the night she disappeared. What did happen that night? Can Dicie uncover what nobody else ever has?
The Bootlegger's Mistress by Marc Curtis Little is a stunning historical novel depicting the life of an awe-inspiring journalist and the lives she touched. The captivating narrative unveils the moral, immoral, and narrow-minded aspects of human nature that exist in society. Skillfully written, it is intriguing, exciting, shocking, and at times downright horrifying. Unforgettable, Carrie, her family, and friends are first-class heroines and heroes that closely mirror those who did and still do work to change the world and make it better for everyone. Realistically written, the story reads like a memoir and is so incredibly realistic I couldn't believe it was fiction. An addition of a family photograph from the story's period also adds an air of authenticity to the story. Everyone who relishes stories that reveal the unconscionable side of humanity and protagonists who combat and overcome it will enjoy reading and experiencing Carrie/Dicie's life-long journey.