I would have given this book 3 stars if it weren't for all of the graphic descriptions of breast feeding. Unless that's your thing I wouldn't recommend this book. The story is interesting but poorly written so it was very hard to get invested in the characters.
The storyline is split between Mattie, a slave at a Virginia plantation in the nineteenth century, and Elizabeth, the daughter of the plantation owner. Mattie is Elizabeth's wet nurse and they develop a bond over breast feeding. The story follows both of them through their lives, and although there are some interesting parts, most of it is pretty boring. If you enjoy historical fiction about this period, there are more interesting and better written books.