Monday, January 25, 2016

The Silver Suitcase - A Review

Note from Dawn - This week and next will be heavy on book reviews. There may be some days that have multiple posts in one day.

Published - January 2016, Waterfall Press
Author - Terrie Todd
Title - The Silver Suitcase
Format - ebook, paper, audio
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Two women, decades apart, joined by the secrets in one suitcase. In 1939, Canada is teetering on war. Farmgirl Cornelia's heart hasn't been the same since she lost her mother five years before and blames God. When a young man named Henry arrives for the summer, the two become close. When tragedy strikes again, Cornelia doesn't know what to do. She's alone with a secret, so she makes a choice that will haunt her for decades to come. Unable to talk to anyone, she pours out her heart to her diary. Decades later, Cornelia's granddaughter, Benita, is struggling in her marriage. In the span of a week, she experiences several losses including the death of her beloved grandmother. The resulting emotional toll take their place on Benita seeking her to discover her grandmother's diary. Can the secrets of her grandmother's life bring healing to her own?

This book intrigued me because the cover is so pretty. I'll admit that I didn't know anything about the book or the author before picking it up.

I was rather surprised at how quickly I was drawn into Cornelia's story, especially her diary. My heart for all she went through. Benita on the other hand, kinda of annoyed me. I found that she didn't like to let go of controlling things. But the way things worked out, made it all worth it in the end.

I'll probably read more by this author because her style was quick and easy to follow along with.

I received the Kindle version of this book from NetGalley for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Tracie Peterson, WWII fiction, historical & contemporary fiction, women's fiction.

Rating - 4 stars


  1. I'd not heard of this one, however that cover IS indeed lovely - the colors are eye-catching and gorgeous. :)

    1. I'm surprised that this one didn't hit your radar with your tendency of finding pretty covers.


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