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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

You Let Me Go by Eliza Graham

Morane was passionately loved and in turn loved her grandmother Rozenn. She also loved the house in Cornwall, so she was stunned (as was the family) when the house was left to her sister Gwen. Morane cannot understand what her grandmother expected her to feel but at the same time she has an understanding that there is more to this inheritance that meets the eye. At a very rocky place in her personal life, Morane decides to be impetuous, put aside her failing business and pursue the few clues left behind to go to Brittany and there discovers such a hidden history of her grandparents, a history that not even their son, Morane's father knew about. Discovering an uncle, an aunt whom no one knew about, finding out details of her grandmother's work during the Nazi occupation of Brittany and the shameful secret that she hid till the very end, not disclosing it even at the end though a muttered word on her deathbed was only discovered in hindsight by Morane much later. The story of the Guillou family unravels slowly - how the war affected them all and how it changed the course of their own family history. The descriptiveness of the area of Brittany is wonderful, characterization is spot on - each one was very different to the other despite being one family and close knit at that. Sent by Lake Union Publishing for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

6 comments:

Vicki said...

I've never read this author. This sounds like a good book, I'd like to know what the family's history is.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a unique story of the era.

Katherine P said...

Oh this sounds good! I love the setting and I like that it's a bit of a slow unraveler.

Book of Secrets said...

I love a good family secrets drama. Sounds great!

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like fun! I like stories involving family secrets.

How is your husband doing? I have been thinking a lot about you two.

Susan said...

This sounds like the exact kind of book I like. I'm definitely going to check it out!