BOOK REVIEW | Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish by Tori Whitaker

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish by Tori Whitaker
📖 352 pages | Publication Date: October 1st 2020 | Lake Union Publishing

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Today’s title is Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish by Tori Whitaker a historical fiction title that captured my attention from the moment I picked it up. A story of secrets we keep even from those we love the most, this story had incredible characters I felt like I knew and relatable moments from the everyday family drama to the joy in those relationships as well. From the current day Millie to flashbacks of her younger years, I was immersed in the writing style and details that made it seem like I was really in the story.

As an older woman, Millie and her family even live near my hometown – Cincinnati is somewhere we frequently go, it’s only about 45 minutes away from me!

“There are secrets corroding us inside, truths that affect others we love but that can only come out when our hearts are ready to release them.”

. . .

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.

. . .

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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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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