Blog tour ; the confessions of frannie Langton – sara Collins!

Today, I’m very excited to be sharing my blog post, on the brill new book ‘ The Confessions of Frannie Langton ; by Sara Collins, as I’m part of the book blog tour, eeeep!

So ‘ The Confessions of Frannie Langton is the debut novel from Sara and is coming to shops near you on the 4th of April, not long {2 more sleep, hehe}!

Synopsis 

‘They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don’t believe I’ve done?’

1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning – slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth.

For the first time Frannie must tell her story. It begins with a girl learning to read on a plantation in Jamaica, and it ends in a grand house in London, where a beautiful woman waits to be freed.

But through her fevered confessions, one burning question haunts Frannie Langton: could she have murdered the only person she ever loved?

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My Thoughts

★★★★★ – 5/5

This is historical fiction book set in the 1800s, which I instantly loved the idea of, it’s set in both Jamaica and London. Told by Frannie herself, it follows her life, from starting in a Jamaican sugar plantation to when she moves to London and is give as a gift from Mr Langton to George Benham. 

At the start of the book you get drawn in as Frannie is on trial for the murder of both Mr & Mrs Benton, I was immediately hooked, desperate to see how this unravelled as I delved further and further into the book!

The book focuses around some really important topics which in the 1820s there was a limbo with what was happening with slavery. Sara bring slavery into this book from the start as Frannie explains about her life, and where she is. Also the way people act due to the colour of there skin is highlighted, and they way the find themselves superior and more in control. Also the idea of class, and who is more superior, etc. 

I found it very interesting that Sara used to read Jane Eyre, and Pride and Prejudice, but she felt as if there was nothing in them that related to her fully, she really wanted to add a Jamaican former slave into the mix whom had her own gothic romance, so she made her own with Frannie. You really feel the anger within Frannie too which adds great into the mix, as generally in something historic it’s not how the characters are portrayed. 

I love the style in which it was written from Frannie’s perspective as you feel as though you get to know her, as if she’s talking / writing to you personally. I just loved this book from start to finish, I know I’ll be re reading it again in the future, and currently recommending it to everyone I know!

I really recommend you grabbing this book, as I think it’ll be one of the best releases this year, if not THE best. I think it’ll become a classic in years to come, something people read again, and again!

Also, quick note on the book cover, and inside, like wow, what an utterly beautiful book in itself, I know, I know, you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but this is beautiful, with the bees {fave}, and the flowers inside, it’s truly beautiful. 

p.s. you can purchase the book ~here~! 

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keep up with all the other amazing bloggers reviews too that are coming up!

About the Author

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Sara Collins is of Jamaican descent and grew up in Grand Cayman. She studied law at the London School of Economics and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years before earning a master’s degree in creative writing at Cambridge University, where she was the recipient of the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize for Creative Writing. She lives in London, England.

A huge thank you to Ellie, and Viking Books for gifting me this copy, super grateful! Thank you Sara too, of course!

x S

 

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