House of Rougeaux

House of Rougeaux

For Abeje and her brother Adunbi, home is the slave quarters of a Caribbean sugar plantation on the Antilles Island of Martinique. Under the watchful eye of their African mother, the children thrive despite what threatens to break them. After a night of brutality changes their lives forever, it is their strength and extraordinary bond that carries them through. At the dawn For Abeje and her brother Adunbi, home is the slave quarters of a Caribbean sugar plantation on the Antilles Island o...

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Title:House of Rougeaux
Author:Jenny Jaeckel
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1941203248
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:310 pages pages

House of Rougeaux Reviews

  • Dree
    Apr 15, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

  • SibylM
    Jan 03, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

  • Sharon
    Apr 14, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

  • Homeschoolmama
    Feb 19, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

  • Janice
    Jan 17, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

  • Tonstant Weader
    Apr 08, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

  • Mary
    May 01, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

  • Carol
    Mar 07, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Apr 16, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

  • Sarah Wagner
    Feb 17, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I was originally attracted to this book because I understood it to be set on a Caribbean island (what better setting?!?!), so I was disappointed when the family this book follows moved to Canada about a quarter of the way ...

  • Beth
    Feb 20, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

  • Kathleen
    Apr 22, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I was originally attracted to this book because I understood it to be set on a Caribbean island (what better setting?!?!), so I was disappointed when the family this book follows moved to Canada about a quarter of the way ...

    This is a very solid story that, after the first section, never seemed to pull me back in. The first part of the book follows siblings through their lives on a sugar plantation beginning in the 1700's. That story was a bit eerie, a bit mysterious and a bit suspenseful which really held...

  • Monise
    Mar 21, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I was originally attracted to this book because I understood it to be set on a Caribbean island (what better setting?!?!), so I was disappointed when the family this book follows moved to Canada about a quarter of the way ...

    This is a very solid story that, after the first section, never seemed to pull me back in. The first part of the book follows siblings through their lives on a sugar plantation beginning in the 1700's. That story was a bit eerie, a bit mysterious and a bit suspenseful which really held...

    I received a copy of this book for free through the Goodreads giveaways program. This novel is an excellent tale of a complex family through the generations. It is expertly written and rich in small details that connect the individual stories over time. The only drawback was the chrono...

    House of Rougeaux is really a collection of stories, rather than a novel. The stories alternate back and forth between members of the Rougeaux family from the early 19th century to the 20th century. The writing is clear, and almost dream like, but something never quite clicked with me....

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. When I first started reading it, I realized it was one of those books that required my full attention. The backstory of the characters and how they were related was a bit complicated, so I made sure to start over. The storyline improved ...

  • Sean
    Apr 22, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I was originally attracted to this book because I understood it to be set on a Caribbean island (what better setting?!?!), so I was disappointed when the family this book follows moved to Canada about a quarter of the way ...

    This is a very solid story that, after the first section, never seemed to pull me back in. The first part of the book follows siblings through their lives on a sugar plantation beginning in the 1700's. That story was a bit eerie, a bit mysterious and a bit suspenseful which really held...

    I received a copy of this book for free through the Goodreads giveaways program. This novel is an excellent tale of a complex family through the generations. It is expertly written and rich in small details that connect the individual stories over time. The only drawback was the chrono...

    House of Rougeaux is really a collection of stories, rather than a novel. The stories alternate back and forth between members of the Rougeaux family from the early 19th century to the 20th century. The writing is clear, and almost dream like, but something never quite clicked with me....

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. When I first started reading it, I realized it was one of those books that required my full attention. The backstory of the characters and how they were related was a bit complicated, so I made sure to start over. The storyline improved ...

    I loved the majority of this book. I love multi-generational books, and especially when each of the new characters are individual while still connecting to the overall family themes as this was. However, there were small parts that felt awkward and clumsy in comparison to the rest of t...

    I tried ... I really tried .... to connect with the characters and with Jaeckel's imagery and writing but found myself largely unable to put myself within the mindset of her novel. Perhaps the narrative of Jaeckel's work was one that I had read before and, perhaps, done with a better o...

  • Jenee Rager
    Mar 23, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I was originally attracted to this book because I understood it to be set on a Caribbean island (what better setting?!?!), so I was disappointed when the family this book follows moved to Canada about a quarter of the way ...

    This is a very solid story that, after the first section, never seemed to pull me back in. The first part of the book follows siblings through their lives on a sugar plantation beginning in the 1700's. That story was a bit eerie, a bit mysterious and a bit suspenseful which really held...

    I received a copy of this book for free through the Goodreads giveaways program. This novel is an excellent tale of a complex family through the generations. It is expertly written and rich in small details that connect the individual stories over time. The only drawback was the chrono...

    House of Rougeaux is really a collection of stories, rather than a novel. The stories alternate back and forth between members of the Rougeaux family from the early 19th century to the 20th century. The writing is clear, and almost dream like, but something never quite clicked with me....

  • Rachel (Life of a Female Bibliophile)
    Apr 21, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

  • Tony Parsons
    May 07, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

  • Rachel Parrott
    Jan 26, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

  • Chaya Nebel
    Nov 15, 2017

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

  • M
    Feb 26, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

  • Nancy
    May 08, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

  • Brenda Schneider
    Sep 29, 2017

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

  • Gudrun Mouw
    Nov 15, 2017

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

  • Emily Onufer
    Oct 28, 2017

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I was originally attracted to this book because I understood it to be set on a Caribbean island (what better setting?!?!), so I was disappointed when the family this book follows moved to Canada about a quarter of the way ...

    This is a very solid story that, after the first section, never seemed to pull me back in. The first part of the book follows siblings through their lives on a sugar plantation beginning in the 1700's. That story was a bit eerie, a bit mysterious and a bit suspenseful which really held...

    I received a copy of this book for free through the Goodreads giveaways program. This novel is an excellent tale of a complex family through the generations. It is expertly written and rich in small details that connect the individual stories over time. The only drawback was the chrono...

  • Catherine Strauch
    Jan 14, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

    An unusual book in story and writing style, which is concise without overwhelming detail, and yet, there are nice details. The story moves along quickly, changing narrators in one family and the eras in which they lived. There is some "magic" woven throughout in that some of the family...

    I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. The description intrigued me and I hadn't heard of the author before which for me is always a selling point as I'm always looking for new authors to read. (which makes it hard when I do fall in love with an author and want to re...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I was originally attracted to this book because I understood it to be set on a Caribbean island (what better setting?!?!), so I was disappointed when the family this book follows moved to Canada about a quarter of the way ...

    This is a very solid story that, after the first section, never seemed to pull me back in. The first part of the book follows siblings through their lives on a sugar plantation beginning in the 1700's. That story was a bit eerie, a bit mysterious and a bit suspenseful which really held...

    I received a copy of this book for free through the Goodreads giveaways program. This novel is an excellent tale of a complex family through the generations. It is expertly written and rich in small details that connect the individual stories over time. The only drawback was the chrono...

    House of Rougeaux is really a collection of stories, rather than a novel. The stories alternate back and forth between members of the Rougeaux family from the early 19th century to the 20th century. The writing is clear, and almost dream like, but something never quite clicked with me....

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. When I first started reading it, I realized it was one of those books that required my full attention. The backstory of the characters and how they were related was a bit complicated, so I made sure to start over. The storyline improved ...

    I loved the majority of this book. I love multi-generational books, and especially when each of the new characters are individual while still connecting to the overall family themes as this was. However, there were small parts that felt awkward and clumsy in comparison to the rest of t...

  • Rebecca Bowyer
    Apr 27, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 27, 2017

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

  • Susan
    Mar 22, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

    House of Rougeaux is an engaging, well written multi-generational family saga. The author explores key issues relating to slavery, racial and gender discrimination, homosexuality and family. At times the book suffers from heavy-handed literary stratagems, yet is overshadowed by Jaeckel...

    This beautiful written work invokes each place and time vividly as well as the dynamic characters in the "House of Rougeaux." My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads. ...

    An engaging and well written story. Really liked the book. I won this book through goodreads. ...

    See even more reviews at: http://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com/ House of Rougeaux is a multi-generational historical fiction novel about a family. The story begins (the family?s history) in Martinique following two siblings, Abeje and Adunbi, in the late 1700s. From there, we s...

    House of Rougeaux is a fascinating family saga by Jenny Jaeckle that, unlike the usual saga, jumps around in time and place from generation to generation, though coming full circle in a beautiful final chapter. The story begins in Martinique with Abeje, a young slave who becomes a grea...

    Jaeckel's novel looks at the Rougeaux family--a French-Canadian-Afro-Caribbean family. With roots coming from and the enslaved man Adunbe and his wife Olivie on the island of Martinique, his daughter Ayo is given to a woman on another plantation to raise after the death of his wife not...

    Martinique Island (Caribbean sugar plantation). Timeline 1785-1890 The author takes you through the life/times of the Rougeaux family were impoverished sugar cane plantation slaves. They worked hard for their masters who took advantage of the female if they were good looking. Ch...

    House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear. Abeje and her older brother Adunbi - with barely 10 years of age between them - are left to fend for themselves as slaves on a Caribbean ...

    The House of Rougeaux follows the descendants of two children who are left motherless on a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1785 up until the mid-1960's. I loved the first section of this book which follows Abeje, who eventually becomes a healer and her brother...

  • Sonali Dabade
    Jan 16, 2018

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...

    [Honest rating: 4.5/5 stars] Got a copy of this book from NetGalley. There's always a reason why I pick a book, with very few exceptions. The reason for my picking this book goes against the saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." [Of course, the occasional turnarounds are obv...

  • Kylene
    Dec 20, 2017

    3.5 The House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is the story of a family from it's enslaved African ancestor to mid-century America, touching on the African-American experience over time, including slavery, cannon fodder in wartime, and the victim of hate crimes, but also traces the inhere...

    This multi-generational saga about a black family in the Americas is a thoughtful, incisive, touching and dramatic story. It starts with a brother and sister, slaves on a sugar plantation in Martinique, in the early 19th century. Abeje, the girl, utilizes her natural gifts and those of...

    I won this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest review. First things first, this novel was incredibly well written. From the very start, the narrative draws you in and the words flow smoothly. I love it when a book is able to easily and quickly engage you, and this bo...

    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher as part of a Goodreads Giveaway, and an honest review was request. The House of Rougeaux is a wonderful multi-generational family epic, following a family from slavery in Martinique to freedom and a multitude of stories and lives in Can...

    I so admire the easeful writing style. The plot fascinates, and the ending fulfills, which is rare. I loved this book! ...

    Having read about slavery in the Carribean previously, I appreciated how the story followed history so closely. This story starts in the Carribean and stretches to Canada. The author tells by jumping around in time. For the first half of the book, I had trouble keeping the characters s...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is a novel following the Rougeaux family from being enslaved in the Caribbean, to finding freedom. This is Ms. Jaeckel debut novel, but not her first book. Abeje and Adu...

    I received this ARC just a about a week ago and found it to be an interesting read. Not great, not a page turner that kept me up all night, but it was good. I was intrigued by the description of the story on the back - a brother and sister, Adunbi and Abeje, are born into slavery on a ...

    I won this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's program. This is a well written novel that follows the generations of a family from the island of Martinique, to Canada and New York. The story begins with a mother and her young children, all slaves on a sugar cane plantation in Ma...

    This is a far flung family saga that begins with slaves in Martinique and skips back and forth in time and place. To Canada, The United states, Europe, and back to the Caribbean. The story jumps from 1785-1869, then to 1949, then 1964, then 1925, then 1853, then 1883-1889, and then the...

    House of Rougeaux starts on a plantation on the island of Martinique, telling the story of Abeje and her brother Adunbi. It follows Adunbi's descendants as they move to Canada and the United States. Many of the female descendants have talents in music or healing. The story is not linea...