Golden Poppies

Golden Poppies

From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed comes the empowering novel of two generations of American women connected by the past and fighting for a brighter future.

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.

Title:Golden Poppies
ISBN:9781799755432
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    Golden Poppies Reviews

  • Kristie

    These books are not listed as a series because they can stand alone, but this is the third book about Lisbeth and Mattie. You really should read them all. It's so worth it. The books are excellent and...

  • Linda

    The ties that bind.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...

  • 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...

  • Tina

    A brilliantly written book! When I first requested this from Lake Union I did not notice it was from a series. I followed along just fine but I know this would probably have been a 5 star book had I r...

  • JenV

    This book was an Amazon First Reads selection. I was drawn in by the beautiful cover and the historical fiction genre. I did not realize it was part of a series of 3. I read the first 2 books before r...

  • Pat Erkers

    EXCELLENTSuch 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. Nic...

  • 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 can’...

  • ??? Shelley ???

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Golden Poppies...

  • Elizabeth

    Her books are so easy to read, thorough enjoyment....

  • Michaela

    I liked this book very much. It´s the third book in the Yellow Seeds series, but can be read as a stand-alone.The story of Lisbeth and Mattie, one black, one white, continues in Jordan and Sadie and ...