Clean-Up by Norah McClintock. This is a Rapid Reads series book from Orca Book Publishers. It’s about Connie, an ex-legal secretary, now a maid for a small cleaning service whose friend (an illegal immigrant) gets in trouble with the law and faces deportation after she’s accused of murdering the old rich man they provided services for.
The Land by Mildred D. Taylor is a great book that takes place after the Civil War. It’s about a boy named Paul Logan whose father is a respectable white man. However, Paul must learn many things about life through many experiences, but the one thing no one can take away from him is his determination to acquire some land of his own.