Worthy Brown's Daughter

Margolin, Phillip

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Worthy Brown's Daughter
One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0062195344
Characteristics: 345 pages ;,24 cm


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Oct 27, 2014

I really enjoyed this story.

Aug 26, 2014
  • athompson10 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Simplistic. In the author's notes, Margolin says this was a book he worked on then put away when his legal thrillers hit. Sorry to say, it reads like a first novel attempt. Very basic characters and plot. About the only interesting thing is the time in which it's set - Oregon, on the brink of the Civil War - and even that's not well drawn.

May 03, 2014
  • bridge1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting tale that reveals sordid aspects of slavery but also the character of the black family - so much more human than some of the "whites" in the story. Good courtroom scenes.

May 02, 2014

Excellent, couldn't put it down.

May 02, 2014
  • akasq rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Phillip Margolin brings to life the
1860"s , The old north west territory
with clear beauty. A legal thriller that
is something special . A good clean
satisfying ending.

Apr 22, 2014
  • KCLSLibsRecommend rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A well researched and intriguing historical narrative based on a true story. Wonderful characterization, setting, and suspense, as in his other titles.


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