I cannot put this book down, from the moment my daughter falls asleep until I fall asleep, book in hand,  I am hooked to this wonderful novel about 3 women in Mississippi in the 60's; Miss Skeeter, Abileen, and Minny. You will fall in love with these characters, wanting to know more and more.
Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women — mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends — view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't. (Book summary from

I'm not done with this book yet but I can tell you I'm not looking forward to it ending, I mean I want to know what happens but I don't want it to end.  Abileen talks to Minny in her kitchen and talks about how there aren't really lines in life, they are made up in our heads, lines between husband and wife, lines between employer and employee, so true!! I mean we all have boundaries, but they are ones we creat and our reactions to what we've created and what others have put up. If you haven't read this, pick it up!!

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  1. Thanks for the positive review. This book has been off and on my reading list. I think I'll add it back on now!

    ~ Jennifer

  2. Genny Says:

    I heard this book was awesome. It's definitely on my list!