This week Literary Hub, a great online magazine, recommended House of Rougeaux in their article “5 Books You May Have Overlooked in April.” They wrote this nice little blurb about it:
Starting in 1785, House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel follows an enslaved family on a Martinique sugar estate—you may never eat the refined white stuff again after reading. While Jaeckel writes bluntly about the horrors of this particular colonialism, her main focus is the bond between siblings Abeje and Adunbi, a bond that unites them through being orphaned and finally, when a long-held secret is unearthed, helps the Rougeaux family understand its deep legacy. Jaeckel’s graceful prose and clear purpose make this an excellent addition to historical novels about the French Caribbean.
Last week there was a blogger review posted on “Seeing the Lighter Side,” by Rebecca Bowyer. She writes, “Though not an easy read, the language and imagery used is incredible.”
Foreword Reviews included House of Rougeaux on their Book of the Day Roundup. Here’s a snippet of their review:
Perhaps the greatest achievement of the book is that in spite of the inescapable presence of slavery and prejudice, it isn’t really about either of these. Jenny Jaeckel’s House of Rougeaux is about people—varied and fully realized individuals who make a flawed world their own.
Today, Jenny Jaeckel posts her first blog written since the publication of her first novel, House of Rougeaux. Don’t miss her boat metaphor! We are keeping our House of Rougeaux page up to date with all the latest news.
House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel and narrated by Bahni Turpin is just two weeks old! We are so grateful for all the publicity, praise and new fans that are coming out to say they love the book. House of Rougeaux is available in your favorite format: Hardcover, eBook, Audio (digital), and Audio (CD). If you don’t want to buy it, request it at your local library!! If you’ve read House of Rougeaux or listened to it already, join the discussion! Leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon or Audible. Thanks!
Requesting House of Rougeaux at your local library:
Audio on CD, give them this ISBN: 978-1-941203-31-6 and have the title, author and narrator written down too!
Hardcover, give them this ISBN: 978-1-941203-24-8