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Blog Tour & Book Review: Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish by Tori Whitaker

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for the gifted copy.
Title: Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish
Author: Tori Whitaker
Release Date: October 1st, 2020
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Genre(s): Historical fiction, women’s fiction

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.

My Review:

Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish is a multi-generational read about family secrets, mistakes, and forgiveness. This will tug at your heartstrings and is perfect is you enjoy a family drama read.

We are introduced to Millicent as she is about to celebrate her 91st birthday. Her daughter and granddaughter are in town and she is excited when she finds out that granddaughter is expecting. It only makes Millicent wish she had a closer relationship with her daughter.

The author gives readers readers jumps in the timeline so that we can take a look at how the past and present intersect. I really enjoyed getting to see the 40’s and 50’s through the eyes of a young Millicent. It put things like expectations and norms in perspective.

The flashbacks made me feel for Millicent and how much she sought forgiveness. Time is running out to make amends and she is determined to earn her daughter’s love and trust again.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish 4 stars. It was a great debut novel with heart, history, and family drama. It does tug at the heartstrings. These characters are easy to love and it made me so much more invested in the story. I am eager to see what Tori Whitaker has in store for us with her next book.

Purchase Links

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Connect with Tori

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Sunday, September 27th: @tlcbooktours – giveaway

Thursday, October 1st: @bluntscissorsbookreviews

Thursday, October 1st: @pnwbookworm

Friday, October 2nd: @readwithmason

Saturday, October 3rd: Always With a Book and @k2reader

Sunday, October 4th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie

Monday, October 5th: @mrsboomreads

Wednesday, October 7th: @lilacsandliterature

Wednesday, October 7th: Books Cooks Looks – guest post

Friday, October 9th: @somekindofalibrary

Monday, October 12th: Reading Reality

Friday, October 16th: @katieneedsabiggerbookshelf

Monday, October 19th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Wednesday, October 21st: @babygotbooks13

Friday, October 23rd: @theocbookgirl

Monday, October 26th: @girlsinbooks

Thursday, October 29th: @megsbookclub

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