This book is a treat, about a strong woman who embodied the post emancipation strength that coursed through many in the bright years before Jim Crow. Kianna Alexander brought the real Josephine Leary to life in her page-turning book of historical fiction that leapt off the page as Josephine became a new wife, a landowner, a business partner, a working woman creating a family life, a visionary with business dreams and eventually a real estate legend. While she built this life she encountered love, other strong women, racism, heaps of sexism, love and lots of friends. Great book!
Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander, (List Price: $27.99, Gallery Books, 9781982163686, February 2022)
Reviewed by Kimberly Daniels, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, North Carolina