THE WOMEN OF IVY MANOR: LEIGH
by Lyn Cote

January 2006
ISBN: 0-446-69437-1
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Linda Leigh Sinclair, called Leigh by everyone, can’t understand why her Mother, Bette will not let her go to the peace march in Washington. She wants to be part of history, she wants to become a journalist and she believes this is the best way for her to do it.


She also meets Frank Three, he is the grandson of Minnie Dawson, a wonderful friend to her grandmother, Chloe. They are also African-American. Soon Leigh realizes she is in love with Frank. Everyone tells her it just won’t work, even Frank, even though he has some strong feelings for Leigh.


As Leigh and Frank go their separate ways, they are both changed by the civil rights movement. They both get involved with other people. They live through the death of John F. Kennedy, the riots and other historical moments.


This is the third book in The Women of Ivy Manor series, the first and second books about Chloe and Bette, are available now. I have enjoyed the whole series; however, I identified the best with Leigh, the historical figures were the people I saw on the television as I was growing up. It is good to know there will be a fourth book in this series, its about Leigh’s daughter, Carly.


If you read other books by Ms. Cote, you will not be disappointed with this series.


Reviewed in February 2006 by Pat.

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