The novel is a beautifully written exploration of the tensions and conflicts that arise when different cultures and worldviews collide. Perkins-Valdez does an excellent job of capturing the nuances of the relationships between the three women and the ways in which their lives intersect and overlap.
The characters are well-drawn and complex, and the author does an excellent job of exploring their motivations and desires. The writing is lyrical and evocative, and the novel is filled with vivid descriptions of the Southern landscape and its people.
Overall, “Take My Hand” is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that explores important themes of race, class, and gender in a way that is both sensitive and nuanced. Highly recommended for fans of literary fiction and historical fiction alike.