Our February box is curated around the novel River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer.
Book: River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer
Set in Barbados, British Guiana, and Trinidad, this novel will captivate you with the fantastic story of Rachel and her search for her children, who were sold while she was enslaved. Mary Grace, Micah, Thomas Augustus, Cherry Jane, and Mercy share their stories as their mother goes to remarkable lengths to find them.
A powerful novel of historical fiction, family, and sacrifice that you will be thinking about long after you’ve finished.
With an emotionally difficult subject matter, we tied elements of the story to the items included while also capturing the essence of its locations.
What is in the box?
Mango Hard Candy – Ginger Delights
Mango is a fruit found in and loved by those in Barbados. We chose this candy with Ginger since Rachel is given ginger to settle her seasickness while sailing to find her daughter.
*Lemon Ginger Rooibos – Genuine Tea
A fresh caffeine-free tea. Soothing on long journeys and while reading. This tea is delicious hot or iced. A perfect tie-in for a novel set in the British West Indies and the Caribbean.
*Sea Breeze Paper Hand Soap – Hale Living Co.
The sights and smells of towns and people are often mentioned in this novel. At that time, soap would have been a luxury, but it doesn’t have to be for you! Enjoy this compact and travel-ready hand soap with the beautiful scent of the ocean.
*Under the Sea Seafood Seasoning – The Spice Age
The settings of this novel are all by the sea. To connect with cooking in the novel and the seafood of the Caribbean, we included this delicious seasoning. The perfect spice for anything coming from the sea.
Flowered Socks – Yo Socks
Bring the feeling of the Caribbean (and Spring!) home with these cozy flowered socks. Perfect for afternoon reading.
*Indicates a Canadian company