The Silver Suitcase
By: Terrie Todd
Publisher: Waterfall Press
The setting of this book is the beginning of WWII in 1939 in Canada.
At seventeen Cornelia lost her beloved solder, Henry, in a train wreck while on his way to report to duty. She is alone with a deep secret that causes her to make a choice that will haunt her for the rest of her life. The event was so devastating she told no one, but her diary.
Decades later, Cornelia’s granddaughter, Benita is facing her own crisis, one after the other until her marriage is on the brink of disaster. It is then Benita discovers her grandmother’s diary. As Benita reads the diary she begins her journey of healing.
I was immediately swept up in Cornelia’s story and didn’t put the book down until I was finished. MS. Todd weaves the lives of three women, spanning several generations, together in a story that will touch your heart in a way that will be with you long after you have read the last page. When Benita had seemingly almost lost all that was important to her…the diaries of her grandmother gave her hope and inspiration to pick up the pieces and begin again. Benita was faced the same crises many of us face today, so I felt connected to her on that level. This is truly a book of inspiration and it goes to prove that we never know how many people we will touch in our lifetime and with the legacy we leave behind. I highly recommend this book, just be sure to have the tissue box handy.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Waterfall Press, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.