This book is written in the time of white and black segregation. Showing the life of maids and how it was for colored people to work for white families. Raising their children and cleaning their homes but still being treated poorly. It's about a young woman yearning to be a writer and to express even her discontent with how the help is treated after learning that the maid she was raised by and loved like a mother was fired for no good reason.
It's a touching story and really makes you angry as some of the idiocies and racism that was bred into people during that time. How so many years close mindedness and the push of people kept others down.
I loved the book, it was page turning and riveting even having you wonder what some of these people were thinking. The worst part was reading how some families even treated their children and the help unable to do anything to stop them for fear of retaliation.