The Mapmaker's Children tells the story of Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, and her journey to follow in her father’s footsteps while putting her own artistic stamp on the abolitionist movement.
The Mapmaker's Children also tells the present day story of Eden and her struggle for sanity and acceptance through years of infertility struggles. Told in alternating chapters, both stories are equally compelling. I always find it so inspiring to read about women finding their way through adversity, showing incredible strength, resilience and courage.
The author does an excellent job of drawing you into both plots and truly making you care for both women. The author also seamlessly weaves both stories together, almost without the reader realizing it. The concept is also very well crafted and composed. I greatly appreciated the author’s investigation into Sarah Brown’s life and especially enjoyed the details included at the end of the novel about her research.
I would recommend The Mapmaker’s Children to fans of historical fiction, but since the story also includes a present day narrative, all those who enjoy a great book should enjoy this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading much more by Sarah McCoy.