📚 I’m so here for this @suzyapprovedbooktours . “Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish” is a book that has been on my radar for a while and I practically jumped when Suzy approached me for a tour. Author Tori Whitaker has written a gorgeous multi-generational novel about family, the secrets we keep from each other, and how that can erode relationships. This is mostly about mothers and daughters. So powerful. It’s out now and I’ll put the synopsis in comments. Add it to your list! Thank you to @lakeunionauthors @amazonpublishing for my copy to review.
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:
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.
I don’t love keeping secrets, but I’ve found there is a delicate balance in close families. Sometimes they’re not ready to hear things, sometimes they just need someone to confide in, sometimes Ill go to one sister because the other one is asleep or working.