The Personal Librarian
by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
PBR Review: (by- Linda )

If you're a fan of historical fiction, The Personal Librarian is a fabulous read. This story takes place in the 1900s and is based on a real woman. Belle is intelligent and well-versed in art and books. She lives an extraordinary life.

As personal librarian to J.P. Morgan, she travels to Europe, walks among the social elite, and is well-known and respected in the world of fine arts and rare books. But all this comes at a cost. Because she is Black, she must deny her heritage. Instead, since she is light-skinned, she chooses to live as white and fears her secret will be discovered. This is a good, well-researched,well-paced creative story that will hold your attention throughout.



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