March 1, 2015

Series Sunday: Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

(Blanche White #2)

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Blanche Among the Talented Tenth, the second book in the Blanche White series by Barbara Neely. Blanche and her kids are invited to Amber Cove, an exclusive all-black resort. She gets a lesson on color and class divisions within the black community. As if keeping an eye on her children while dealing with the resort guests aren't keeping Blanche busy enough, a fatal accident and suicide happens. It is up to Blanche to figure out if the events are connected and what really happened.

"The maid with a maid was not your usual situation." ~ pg. 99

Main character Blanche is still funny and smart as a whip in the second installment of this mystery series. Although I did not enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first book. I read them back-to-back continuing my momentum of reading a mystery with a woman of color as lead. But for some reason, I couldn't get into the story as quickly. Maybe it was the actual mystery that didn't grab my interest. I will eventually finish this series because there are only two more books. However, there is no rush.

DISCLAIMER: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Title: Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
Author: Barbara Neely
Published: February 1993
Pages: 246
Edition: Galley
Challenge: Diversity on the Shelf; New Author
Rating: ♥♥♥


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