Trafford Publishing, 2004 - 418 páginas
Fatal Promises is a ficticious story with real-life overtones that allude to the ills of society in the historical South. An 18-year-old colored boy becomes despondent with the lack of opportunities in a small South Georgia town, so he migrates to New York, hoping for a better life. A six-year-old colored boy is emotionally wounded when his father abandons his mother with no means of support. He vows always to care for his family, if he ever has one. A young, rich southern belle becomes intimate with her employee, whom she vows to love forever, but fate intervenes. A wealthy elderly lady, the sole survivor of her family, hires two young mulattos, promising to defray the cost of their education if they will work in her home for a year. She is very fond of them, but her reward is much greater than her promise.
Fatal Promises is about love, hate, wealth, poverty, good, evil, commitment and success. It is a story that will capture your attention and your heart.
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Fatal promises by Jeanette Henderson is really an amazing book. It is very mind blowing to me that such a fascinating book about racism, oppression, abuse, and inequality would have been written in such a time as this. It really is perfect timing! As of now I am 16 years of age this book really caught my eye because of everything that is going on at this point in time in the world. Henderson’s book really is an eye opener, she makes you feel close to the characters and doesn’t sugar coat anything. The hard truth is what is shared and there is no better time then to share the hard truth with the world then now. Hendersons book should definitely be read in schools and in clubs to name a few places. Clearly the past has begun to repeat itself with segregation beginning to ease itself back into society. What better time to get the book out into society? Henderson speaks on racism, abuse, and inequality. All things that need to be discussed and talked about in this time but most of all she speaks on oppression. Oppression doesn’t just relate to African Americans but oppression of all people, and Henderson Stresses that by switching the point of view in each era of time. In the end depicting the manifest and changes that evil will make to fit the society around it.
Fatal Promises is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I was completely engaged every time I picked up the book. I had heard about it for a while, but I wanted to read it when I could enjoy it.
Totally satisfied by the way Jeanette Henderson wrote this book. The characters and events read about in this story feel like real life. I liked all of the characters. They had strong roles whether they were the villain or the victim.This book helped me to see how people really experienced social inequality,abuse,racism, oppression,relationships and so much more. I hope this book is noticed and becomes a movie for sure. I did not grow up during the time periods in the book, but Jeannette Henderson helped me step into the those times through her writing. I'm looking for a continuation to the first book. I hope there will be a part two to Fatal Promises. Outstanding job Jeanette Henderson!