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Black Cake
Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother's death and her hidden past--a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking journey Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child, challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their family, and themselves. Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor's true history, and fulfill her final request to "share the black cake when the time is right?" Will their mother's revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever? Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.
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OriginalCyn620
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Three matches! #pantone2023

Clwojick Yesss! Way to go! 💙🧡 9h
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OriginalCyn620
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So good! Two estranged siblings come together after their mother‘s death to settle her estate. Their mother left them a recording in which she tells them the truth about herself and their family, bringing many secrets to light. The story is told in a non-linear timeline and in many POVs, but it‘s not confusing at all.

#bookspinbingo
#20in4
#jumpstart2023
#pop23 - book with a color in the title
#botm

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2d
Clwojick This sounds right up my alley! Screenshot! 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
Bklover @Clwojick This is on sale today for kindle $1.99 😁😘 2d
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TheBookHippie
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marleed Oh wow! This was a 5* read for me! 2d
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Marie_G
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Beautifully written.

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Pinta
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Multigenerational novel, spanning locations from Caribbean island origins to UK, Italy, Cali. Estranged siblings learn their deceased mother‘s secrets. Short chapters, straightforward prose. Inheritance, tradition, discrimination, recipes, adoption, culture, identity. Maybe a few TOO many twists? Felt like unending revelations. Refrain: “What are you willing to do? And is it worth it?” P166 “The beauty of a thing justified its plunder.” 2022

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Aims42
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“Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson is a beautiful, multi-generational story of a family that will both tear your heart apart but will also make you say, “everything happens for a reason”. 🥹♥️ My first five star read of 2023 🙌

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Lisebo
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I enjoyed the book, I reflected a lot about my family generational traditions, recipes and culture. How our journey even as siblings differs. I enjoyed the different twist and turns, apart from the ending 🫣

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JackieGreco
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This is a story of a mother who left behind the true story of her life to her children. The mother had told her children that she was an orphan but her story is so much more complicated and heartbreaking. The novel is an easy read. 4/5

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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The tagged was my choice for #BOTY. It was the only one I had any interest in. Anyone read it? I loved the author of the other book, A Flicker in the Dark so I gave her another chance to wow more!!

What were your choices?!

Can you believe that 2022 is almost over?!?! I can‘t!!! 💜💜💜💜💜

AmyG I got A Flicker in the Dark for my free choice. No, I can not believe 2022 is almost over. 😳🤣 2mo
keys_on_fire I got The Love Hypothesis as my free pick, mainly because I would probably not have actually purchased it 😂 2mo
5feet.of.fury I read it! I found it really similar to The Vanishing Half, which I liked more, but it was pretty good. 2mo
marleed I loved Black Cake! 2mo
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GondorGirl
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My #BotM #BookMail showed up this morning! I finished the last reading challenge and got my Shelf Slayer prize, picked Black Cake as my Book of the Year reward (it sounds so good!), and chose two books that I know I'll enjoy. Plus they sent cute holiday stickers! 🥰

swishandflick Wow, lightening fast shipping! 2mo
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LeslieO
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My #BOTM pick (somehow I always pick the thriller) and my #BOTY pick.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These were my choices too 😍📚 2mo
erank58 This is my exact box!! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Checking in to see if you received your match for #WWSwap 2mo
LeslieO @Chrissyreadit Oh no! I forgot to reply. Yes I got it! So sorry 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I really enjoyed A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham so I‘m hoping this one will be good!

Black Cake is my BOTY choice…

What did you choose?!
#BOTM

AmyG That‘s good to know you liked A Flicker in the Dark as that was my add-on. 2mo
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Bookboss
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I listened to the audiobook, and the narration is excellent. An estranged brother and sister meet after the death of their mother to settle her estate. They find that their mother has left a recording for them. She reveals the origins of their family and exposes many secrets. This is a lovely novel of family, love, heartbreak, and survival. I highly recommend!

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bookish6
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I love this book. Lots of back and forth in time periods and different people's perspectives but not confusing at all. I couldn't put the book down. Nice easy read as the chapters are short. My book also came with the black cake recipe 😋

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ncsufoxes
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I liked this book although there was a lot of going back & forth between different people. For me it flowed & made a good story. I enjoyed the history of Jamaica that the author used. It was a good story but I feel that the author tried to cram in as much history as possible into one story (i. e., Eleanor had the most inconceivable amount of bad luck for one person). I almost wished she had written two separate stories to cover all she wanted to.

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mjtwo
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9-22 Oct 22 (audiobook)
Family secrets told to an estranged brother and sister posthumously through the reading of their mother‘s will. Twists and turns but ultimately this fulfilled the hopeless romantic in me, although it is definitely not a romance.
Not sure whether the narrative voice or just the narrator‘s voice rang through with the cadences of the Caribbean, but that was the highlight for me.
A good story from Obama‘s recommendations.

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NikkiCureton
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“Question yourself, yes, but don‘t doubt yourself. There‘s a difference.” This Boot was simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful. I enjoyed the writing and the story immensely. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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swishandflick
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I don't know how I feel about these being #BOTM's top 5 for Book of the Year, but I'm glad to see Black Cake among them since that's the one I was hoping to get as my freebie 😆

JamieArc My freebie hopefuls were not chosen 🫤. Hoping I‘ll be pleasantly surprised by one of them. 4mo
jlhammar I'm glad you can get Black Cake. I enjoyed that one. Sadly, there is nothing I want for my freebie. I've already read Black Cake, Flicker and Lincoln Highway and own Tomorrow. That leaves the romance which I'm not interested in at all. Darn! 4mo
LKK526 Lincoln Highway is excellent 4mo
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Jemgirl2014 I‘ve read everything but “Black Cake” and “A Flickr in the Dark”. I‘m voting for “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow “. I plan to buy it for my cousin who is a professional gamer (he has a paid YouTube channel). I also need to buy a copy for my own library since I only have a digital ARC. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jemgirl2014 A Flicker in the Dark is great! 4mo
Kimberlone I am super surprised by A Flicker in the Dark since I don‘t really remember that being popular at all… I‘ve already read 3 of the options so that leaves me in Black Cake or Flicker to choose from. Hmmmm…. 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good to know! I‘ll put it on my TBR. Thanks! 😊 4mo
swishandflick @LKK526 I've heard good things, but as one of the (seemingly) only people to think A Gentleman in Moscow was boring it hasn't been super high on my list. Maybe one day! 4mo
swishandflick @jlhammar Bummer! Glad to hear that you liked Black Cake though 😂 4mo
swishandflick @Jemgirl2014 I think you'll like Flicker in the Dark! 4mo
Jemgirl2014 @swishandflick Thanks! It is definitely on my TBR. I looked at the synopsis again and it does sound really good! 4mo
LKK526 @swishandflick I wasn‘t going to read it but the book editor for Amazon was on TV and said this was her pick for best book. I decided to give it a try and loved it. A Gentleman in Moscow is on my TBR stack👍😊 4mo
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Bookpearl
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Friday has left building and it‘s time to prep for the week but my weekend was All Booked, what about yours? Drop your title in the comments. #weekendreads #allbooked #blackcake

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janeycanuck
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I've been hesitating to pick this up because it's gotten such a buzz around it and I've found myself underwhelmed by recent buzzy books but this one didn't disappoint. Wilkerson had such good pacing to keep you turning pages and the story was crafted so wonderfully. Eleanor's story was so compelling and bittersweet - and learning it alongside her children as they grieved was a beautiful way for it to unfold.

Ruthiella It‘s great when a book lives up to the hype! 😃 5mo
marleed I loved this book! 5mo
janeycanuck @Ruthiella Yes - there‘s nothing worse than you‘re all “meh” when everyone else thinks something is the best thing ever written! 5mo
janeycanuck @marleed I hope she writes more, it was so good! 5mo
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swishandflick
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I'm a little underwhelmed by the #BOTM Book of the Year finalists (at least among those that I've actually read). So I'm voting for Black Cake in the hopes that it will be a finalist so that I can get it for free 😬

JamieArc I felt the same thing! So I voted for True Biz in the hopes that I would be able to choose it. Probably not how we were SUPPOSED to vote, but glad I‘m not the only one 🫣😆 5mo
swishandflick @JamieArc if it helps, True Biz would have had my vote if I could only choose from the ones I've read 😆 5mo
Sargar114 Wow…it feels way too early for book of the year!!! 5mo
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Leftcoastzen I really liked Black Cake! I have the Towles & the Zevin sitting here unread. 5mo
Hooked_on_books I found as I was heading toward quitting BOTM that I would vote for the same reason, which of course isn‘t supposed to be the point. But I suspect it‘s a common method. 5mo
Cinfhen I did the same and voted for the same book as you, Ashley!!! But I did LOVE Lincoln Highway and the Zevin @Leftcoastzen - if either won I‘d be ok with it!! 5mo
kbuggle I always choose a book I want to read and haven‘t yet 😬 give me that freebie! Let‘s make it worth it! 😉 5mo
swishandflick I feel like back in the day they only let you vote for books you had purchased specifically through BOTM and a lot of people complained because the book they wanted to vote for as BOTY was something they read through another avenue. But now it's funny since they introduced the BOTY freebie bc a lot of folks use it to pad the vote for a pick they want 😂 @JamieArc @Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen @kbuggle 5mo
swishandflick @Sargar114 I know right!! Like dang, we haven't even gotten to sweater weather yet 😂 5mo
JamieArc @swishandflick I mean, makes sense to me 😬😬😂 5mo
Cinfhen I‘m not complaining- I like the freebie and I love that you can choose from the final list of five!!! I‘ll take it!!! 5mo
swishandflick Did y'all also get the survey from BOTM asking about how you voted for Book of the Year, whether or not you had already read what you voted for, and if you selected it because you wanted it to be one of the finalists for the freebie? I think they're onto us 😂 @JamieArc @Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen @kbuggle 4mo
kbuggle @swishandflick ha! I did not, but that‘s funny. Obviously I am voting for something I haven‘t read so it can be worth it!! 4mo
JamieArc @swishandflick I don‘t think I received that 😳. Is there a spy among us 👀 😂 4mo
swishandflick @kbuggle @JamieArc I wish I had taken screenshots because I was very hesitant to answer honestly lest they mess with our strategy, haha. But the questions were like "Have you read the book that you voted for?". "Is this a book you purchased through BOTM?", and then there was a multiple choice question like "what was the primary reason you voted for this book" and one of the answers was "because I wanted it to be a finalist for the freebie" ? 4mo
Cinfhen I did get the survey and I was thinking somebody on Litsy ratted us out!!!! 4mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen it definitely wasn't me, scout's honor 😆 4mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s hilarious! I quit a while ago, so no survey for me, but if they track picks from the last years, I‘m guessing they‘re seeing freebies lining up with voting. If they let you have a free book out of all the books for the year then they‘d get votes that are much more likely to match what people actually loved. 4mo
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Skeeterisme
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Superb

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Susanita
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✨Tagged
✨ I‘m never really ready for autumn…
✨ Nelson Cruz and Luke Voit say sun‘s out, guns out
#thoughtfulthursday

TheSpineView 👍🌞📘 5mo
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DivineDiana
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Meeting tomorrow to discuss with my IRL Book Club.
I had never heard of the Caribbean Black Cake. It was a thread that ran through this story of siblings discovering,after their mother‘s death, many, many secrets. Interesting characters. Strong women. Far fetched. Filled with surprises. Just keep swimming. 🏊🏽‍♀️

Cathythoughts Looks delicious 😋 5mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts I searched for recipes online and there were many! There were even shops that would mail you a cake! 5mo
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Susanita
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Tagged book was the only one I finished during the #readathon but as usual I was reading bits and pieces of other books along the way.

In my defense, I got a last minute invitation to the ballgame Tuesday night, and that cut into my reading time. It was a lousy game, but I enjoyed the company.

Bookwormjillk Was that Hawaiian shirt night though? 5mo
Andrew65 Ell done on finishing this 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 5mo
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Laughterhp
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Wow! I really liked this book. The way the story unfolds is great. It‘s a bit of a mystery and also the life story of Benny & Byron‘s mom. They realize she‘s been lying to them their whole life and they hear her story after her death. I‘m glad I picked this as a #BOTM book, but then listened to the audio. It was great on audio!

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Susanita
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1. So many choices! I just finished the tagged book, so I‘ll go with that.
2. Interesting story. Compelling characters (though one was a little tiresome at times). Lovely writing.
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 5mo
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jploves2read
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It‘s a great day to sit in the shade of this Poinciana tree and read this book. 🙂

DanaManiac Happy reading! 5mo
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Leftcoastzen
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My #bookspin for this month.Brother & sister Byron & Benny have been estranged for years , their mothers death will bring them together to hear a tape that references some family mysteries & secrets.A wonderful story of culture, history, estrangement, and what people must do to survive.All wrapped up with a special feeling for Black Cake , a family recipe that always feels like home.I really loved this novel!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Susanita
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1. Probably. I know I‘ve done it for movies and songs.
2. I‘m always juggling multiple books. I‘ll probably turn to the tagged book next.
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 5mo
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DivineDiana
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Thought it best to start my IRL Book Club read. The meeting is fast approaching!

Leftcoastzen I‘m really enjoying this one! 5mo
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen Wonderful! So am I! ❤️ 5mo
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perfectlywinged
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Excited to start my book club book for this week!

DivineDiana My Book Club is reading this too! 5mo
perfectlywinged @DivineDiana it was an excellent book for discussion! 5mo
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Bookpearl
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This book haul will hopefully pull me out of the reading depression I‘ve been in. The last few months I‘ve started then stopped and started again without completion while hoping one of the books will be THE ONE. The Ashwaghanda tea had me at hello and is helping me relax my mind, body and soul.

JamieArc Hope you get your book mojo back! I‘ve heard really good things about Black Cake and plan on reading it this month. 6mo
Smrloomis Hmmm maybe a graphic novel would help? I like to read those in-between more substantial reading, but that‘s just me. 6mo
Bookpearl @Smrloomis I actually started reading one last week called Lore Olympus and loving it! 6mo
Bookpearl @JamieArc Me too! 😩 I‘ve heard great things about black cake too so praying it lives up to the hype. 6mo
Smrloomis @Bookpearl Awesome!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
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akfreeborn
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Beautifully written family saga with lots of secrets and history. Loved the mom‘s post death communication to her kids to explain what was dangerous for everyone to know. Excellent book!

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Leftcoastzen
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My #bookspin is Black Cake , I‘ve had it since #BoTM offered it.I hear/read good things , also , it is on Obama‘s summer reading list.My #doublespin is The Six , it has been on my TBR for a long time.Glad I‘m playing this month!

JamieArc Black Cake is my BookSpin too! Hoping I like it as much as others seem to. 6mo
Leftcoastzen @JamieArc I will look for your comments! 6mo
JamieArc @Leftcoastzen I have been terrible lately at completing BookSpin books within the month but I hope to this month! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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AFrostCauseReads
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I loved the slow reveal of this one! A mother has just passed and left a lengthy confession to her children in hopes of bring them together. That‘s really the tip of the iceberg.

This book was so rich with characters and family drama (without it being over the top). I highly recommend it if you like Brit Bennet. It‘s very much contemporary literature that has multiple conflicts and could generate in depth discussions on family issues.

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wanderer15
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Highly enjoyable deep dive into a unique family and surrounding characters. I felt it was maybe 100 pages too long and repeated certain themes slightly too much (estrangement, characters grappling with identity without much development) but the writing was excellent and the characters were vibrant and memorable.

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BeaG
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It was just ok. It was unnecessarily long. Too many modern day issues crammed into one novel. I didn‘t care for this one:

Smartypants @BeaG I really wanted to like it but I couldn‘t finish it. I‘d heard so many good things. 6mo
BeaG @Smartypants it was the extra stuff that turned me off as if EVERYTHING needed an explanation. The cover is BEAUTIFUL. 6mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Black Cake follows generations of 1 family for 2 different timelines, touches on sexism, racism, colorism, LGBT issues AND features complicated secrets & estranged family. I feel like I HAVE TO compare this to the Vanishing Half. I could write an essay but I‘ll spare you. I LOVED Benadetta &Mrs. Bennet &her unwieldy complicated life. There are some side plots that veer astray from the book‘s themes &seemed unnecessary. But it was overall v good.

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Victoriahoperose
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This was written beautifully. The author has a way with words and it does not go unnoticed in this book. I liked the story but I felt like it could have been shorter. It felt like it just went on too long and I started to lost interest toward the middle. Also, with it jumping around and so many characters, it was a lot to take in by the end. The story definitely pulls at your heart and it ended very nicely.

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Erynecki
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In this sprawling and ambitious novel, Charmaine Wilkerson tells the story of a cake, family secrets, sibling relationships, identity, festering resentments, lies, and love. I enjoyed the story but confess that I did not love the story structure and narrative devices. Readers are smart and there‘s no problem in figuring it all out, but at times the flashbacks and switching storylines made it a more challenging read.

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TrishB
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#booked2022 #includesarecipe
I really enjoyed this book and thought it was a good story with the narrative of problems facing people leaving the Caribbean islands and going to the U.K./U.S
I don‘t have a picture of a black cake - but here‘s my daughter‘s 21st cake 😁 it‘s family party tonight and I sneak read the end of this book in the bath this afternoon before chaos descends.

sarahbarnes Happy Birthday to her! ❤️ 7mo
julieclair What a great cake! 7mo
Ruthiella That cake looks amazing! 😋 7mo
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Deblovestoread Beautiful cake! Happy birthday! 7mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday to ‘Charlotte Sometimes‘! 😉 7mo
Cinfhen Fabulous cake!!! Sending love to the bday girl and her proud mamma & pop!!! Well done ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Megabooks That‘s a fantastic cake!! Happy birthday to her!! 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
BarbaraBB What a cake! Sending love ❤️ 7mo
MaureenMc 😍🥳 7mo
CarolynM What a fabulous cake! Hope you‘re not all partied out today🥳🥳🥳 7mo
Cathythoughts Happy Birthday to your Charlotte X 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts thank you 😘 7mo
Centique Amazing cake! Have a great party! 7mo
TrishB @Centique thank you Paula 😘 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Stunning cake! Happy birthday Charlotte 🎉 7mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie 😘 7mo
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RenePenn
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I finally finished this one today. I never felt vested nor bonded with the characters. I was curious how things were going to pan out but in parts it was really slow and felt like the author was just trying to put a bunch of scientific and research information in there without really rounding it out. It just didn‘t flow well to me. I‘d never heard of black cake before so that part was interesting. This one was just a miss for me.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Enjoyed this. It was a bit difficult to keep track of who was who but the story was engaging and the pacing good.
The afterward about the history of different races in the Caribbean and UK and how they were treated - mainly Asian Caribbean people was informative and important.

TheIntrovertedDodoBird Stacked! Thank you ❤️ Xx 8mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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I loved the start of this and then finished it with mixed feelings. I think it‘s probably me, not the book, as I‘ve been struggling a bit lately to take an interest in things. I‘m reading this as part of a book club with my family this summer, so I‘ll be curious what the other readers think!

Kayla.Adriena Sign ups are open for the next LMPBC round, do you feel up to it? @BennettBookworm @shellleigh33 8mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I am reading this now and am in the same exact mood. I am struggling but the ideas of this are interesting and the writing good. 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Kayla.Adriena I‘m in if y‘all want to! 8mo
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Sparklemn I love your cat. My cat has the exact same face and coloring but the pattern of markings on his body is a little different. 😊 8mo
Kayla.Adriena Okay Group K! 8mo
shellleigh33 I‘m in!! And sorry on the book @Kayla.Adriena I will get it mailed out first this week. I have been behind 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ (edited) 8mo
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 no apology necessary! 8mo
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Kgaudiuso
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Not at all what I expected, but that made reading it, even more enjoyable. It was easy to follow the characters through each of their chapters, and I loved what the Black Cake signified to their family. Traditions like that are not so commonly passed down as much anymore.

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staci.reads
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What started as a rainy, dreary day turned sunny and beautiful in the afternoon, so I took advantage of my day off to do some patio-reading ☀️📚 This was a wonderful book that, while predictable at times, was still great storytelling and kept me hooked. This was my June #Doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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