Reviews | Lawrence Reid Bechtel

Reviews for A Partial Sun

“This was an illuminating and intriguing read. While the book itself is fiction, the people and storyline were very real. I had read books on Jefferson before, but never from the point of view of one of his slaves, and it is a unique perspective I wish I could read more about. Isaac Granger led a fascinating life full of complicated experiences with prejudice, with slavery, with freedom, with love, and with the worth and measure of any given human being. I felt this book conveyed the nuances of slavery to a master who wasn’t cruel and exposed me the reader to the real struggles and class differences amongst all African Americans. I would absolutely recommend this book. In our world today, where prejudice and freedom and issues of human worth are all being questioned, this book is a must read.”

— Kendra Westerberg, for NetGalley


“A Partial Sun is a interesting and well written book. The characters are well developed and the storyline is unique.”

— Heather Bennett, for NetGalley