The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl

Series: 2021 Favorites, 2021 favorites adult
ASIN: 1524740977
ISBN: 1524740977


One of my best 2021 reads. This book, set in Atlanta during Reconstruction (post Civil War), features a heroine you will fall in love with and root for, an advice column that will steal your heart, and a story that will keep you turning pages. Recommended for ages 16+ for a bit of mature content (not so much explicit as implied).


By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows.

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