Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mrs. SInclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters

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Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase
Louise Walters

G. P. Putnam's & Sons
Pages:  288

Roberta, a 34 year old salesperson working in a used book store, is given a suitcase that was her grandmother's. In the suitcase she finds a mysterious letter that hints at things she knows nothing about and she thinks that the letter may shed some light on her family history.   The story of Roberta's grandmother, Dorothy is set in England during the Second World War.  

Dorothy marries beneath her class ends up estranged from her family and eventually is left by her husband when he goes off to war without a word to her about his whereabouts. Having to fend for herself, Dorothy  takes in two girls from London and also meets a handsome Polish pilot.  Dorothy must make some life altering decisions that will live with her through life.  Will she make the right ones?

From the  book jacket:  Gripping and utterly absorbing, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a spellbinding tale of two worlds, one shattered by secrets and the other by the truth.

I enjoyed the book very much.  Dorothy's story based in England before and after World War II was wonderful and Roberta's search for the truth was fulfilling.

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