I am so impressed with Tori Whitaker’s debut novel. A wonderful story of three generations of women…Millicent; her daughter, Jane; and Kelsey, her granddaughter. Told via a dual timeline, this tale takes you through life as a wife in the 1950’s. However, Millicent is not your typical housewife. She is such a strong person who has goals and career aspirations. While she is excited to become a mother, she wants much more for her life.
The secrets that are threaded throughout the pages will attempt to destroy some of the relationships. However, through the willingness to share the truth of things in the past and the ability to forgive, the lives of these three women is healed.
While there are some misunderstandings, it is Millie’s background story that has your heart aching for her and how it has affected the mother-daughter relationship. As we travel with Millicent through her past, you will feel anger at many situations, hope that she will be able to overcome so many painful experiences, and encouraged by her ability to accept love and support from her family members.
I really enjoyed this novel and am looking forward to future publications by the author. Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.