I am thrilled to bring you my review of Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish by Tori Whitaker for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
Release Date: October 1, 2020 Lake Union Publishing
About The Book:
Three generations of women—and the love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets that can bind them forever or tear them apart.
Millicent Glenn is self-sufficient and contentedly alone in the Cincinnati suburbs. As she nears her ninety-first birthday, her daughter Jane, with whom she’s weathered a shaky relationship, suddenly moves back home. Then Millie’s granddaughter shares the thrilling surprise that she’s pregnant. But for Millie, the news stirs heartbreaking memories of a past she’s kept hidden for too long. Maybe it’s time she shared something, too. Millie’s last wish? For Jane to forgive her.
Sixty years ago Millie was living a dream. She had a husband she adored, a job of her own, a precious baby girl, and another child on the way. They were the perfect family. All it took was one irreversible moment to shatter everything, reshaping Millie’s life and the lives of generations to come.
As Millie’s old wounds are exposed, so are the secrets she’s kept for so long. Finally revealing them to her daughter might be the greatest risk a mother could take in the name of love.
Miss W’s Review:
Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish is a well written story that explores three generations of women. At the epicenter of the story is Millie who lives in Cincinnati and is getting ready to celebrate her 91st birthday. Her daughter Jane is moving home and her grand daughter Kelsey who is newly pregnant.
Millie has some secrets from her past that have been eating away at her. Millie is so imperfect and complex that I was fully immersed in “both” stories. The author does an incredible job of describing Millie’s life during the 1950’s and the research that went into this novel is quite evident to this reader.
The timeline alternates from that past to the present and the author is seamless in this transition.
The story line is perfectly crafted and poignant. The characters are so rich and fleshed out.
I loved every minute of this story and highly recommend it!
About The Author:
Tori Whitaker grew up in the Midwest. She now resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where she and her husband of more than forty years live near their two sons and their families. Tori belongs to the Historical Novel Society, and her feature article, “Multi-Period Novels: The Keys to Weaving Together Two Stories from Different Time Periods,” appeared in the Historical Novels Review. Tori graduated from Indiana University and is chief marketing officer for a national law firm. She is also an alum of the Yale Writers’ Workshop. Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish is her first novel. https://toriwhitaker.com/
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