Golden Poppies

Golden Poppies

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It’s 1894. Jordan Wallace and Sadie Wagoner appear to have little in common. Jordan, a middle-aged black teacher, lives in segregated Chicago. Two thousand miles away, Sadie, the white wife of an ambitious German businessman, lives in more tolerant Oakland, California. But years ago, their families intertwined on a plantation in Virginia. There, Jordan’s and

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It’s 1894. Jordan Wallace and Sadie Wagoner appear to have little in common. Jordan, a middle-aged black teacher, lives in segregated Chicago. Two thousand miles away, Sadie, the white wife of an ambitious German businessman, lives in more tolerant Oakland, California. But years ago, their families intertwined on a plantation in Virginia. There, Jordan’s and Sadie’s mothers developed a bond stronger than blood, despite the fact that one was enslaved and the other was the privileged daughter of the plantation’s owner.

With Jordan’s mother on her deathbed, Sadie leaves her disapproving husband to make the arduous train journey with her mother to Chicago. But the reunion between two families is soon fraught with personal and political challenges.

As the harsh realities of racial divides and the injustices of the Gilded Age conspire to hold them back, the women find they need each other more than ever. Their courage, their loyalty, and the ties that bind their families will be tested. Amid the tumult of a quickly changing nation, their destiny depends on what they’re willing to risk for liberation.

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  1. Linda

    Golden Poppies lays out a patchwork quilt of different interlocking pieces that tell the story of the human experience. While the colors and patterns seem to compete for a dominance hierarchy, truth be told,

  2. Chelsie

    Such an amazing novel, and series! The Golden Poppies is the third in the Lizabeth and Mattie series. If you have not read Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed you need to purchase and read them immediately before reading The Golden Poppies.

  3. Pat Erkers

    Such an incredible book! I loved the way it was written with truth of a very troubled time. Kudos to you for your talent and making me feel like I was right there with all the characters. 

  4. Lucy

    Once I started I couldn’t put this book down. I’ve truly enjoyed following the lives of Mattie and Lisbeth and all the families. Heartbreak, love, sadness, and hope for a better tomorrow. I

  5. Deb Darling

    Great historical fiction depicting the plight of blacks and women in the 1800’s post civil war. I found it interesting that recent television coverage of Black Lives Matter included a discussion of the work of Ida B Wells for both black rights and women’s suffrage, 

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Golden Poppies
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