Saturday, 9 January 2016

A Book I've Been Looking Forward to: The Silver Suitcase

Later this month. a book I've been looking forward will be released. It's a debut novel, written by Terrie Todd, a local Portage Daily Graphic columnist and blogger. I believe most of her columns appear on her blog, after they're published in the newspaper. If you so wish, you can check the latest one out right here. Terrie's columns are always well-written, interesting and thought-provoking. I expect no less from her upcoming book.

Save The Date:
 Our local library in Portage la Prairie is hosting a book launch on the 26th of January, where $1 from each book sold at the event will go to Portage la Prairie`s chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Home-made apple pie and ice-cream on the menu, door prizes for fun and a chance to buy a signed copy of The Silver Suitcase, sounds like a lovely evening. I planning on being there. Not from this area? No worries, this book is available on Amazon.

About the Book:
It’s 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia has been heartbroken since the day her mother died five years ago. As a new tragedy provides Cornelia still more reason to reject her parent’s faith, a mysterious visitor appears in her hour of desperation. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes a desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.
Many decades later, Cornelia’s granddaughter, Benita, is in the midst of her own crisis, experiencing several losses in the same week, including the grandmother she adored. The resulting emotional and financial stress takes its toll on her and her husband, Ken, who is unemployed. On the brink of divorce, she discovers Cornelia’s diary. Now the secrets of her grandmother’s past will lead Benita on an unexpected journey of healing, reunion, and faith.


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