5 thoughts on “Sibyl’s Legend of Mammy Jane

  1. I read this book which was lent to me by my birthmother’s cousin in WV to learn more about the state my people come from. So I really enjoyed it from that perspective. But the writing is very amateurish, and any editing seems nonexistent as there were obvious errors in the book– for example, “repass” instead of repast.

  2. this lady is my husbands (great grand mother)& it has several names & places i i am very much aware of, like the cematery, i know where it is and can visit it,it is awsome to have had such a prevliege to read this book also there is Ashes of roses &war, and matches at midnight ,also great books..psj.

  3. What can I say about this book? I remember the first time I saw it at the library, and having read most of the rest of the West Virginia section, I asked the librarian about it. She raved. She told me that it was one of the best books she’s ever read. So….Mammy came home with me. Boy, was it ever wonderful? I read it that first time about 5 years ago. And rechecked it out about once every 6 months or so after. Then came this past June and a work trip to Blennerhassett Island (look that place u

  4. This is a book that takes place in West Virginia. It is the story of a girl named Jane and how she hires herself out to do work at age ten. It begins just before the Civil War and tells Jane’s life story. It was an engaging story and one hard to put down.

  5. It’s not great, but I had a hard time putting this book down. Seemed like Mammy Jane could do no wrong, but still a great read. Historical fiction. If you like it you might like
    Wild horses by Jeanette Walls.

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