Oh my! I literally just finished this amazing story. I couldn't stop reading this once I started. I admit it, it did bring a tear to eye...ok. more than once.
I am one that loves to research my family tree. It is fascinating to see where my relatives lived and worked. My Mom was born in England during WWII. She has told me stories of going to the bomb shelters during a raid. She shared how my Nan wouldn't go until her tea was made. She shared the delight she had when she got an orange for Christmas. Her family survived in a period of history that is unfathomable to us. But through it all she talks of how the family pulled together. She speaks of the neighborhood that stuck together. They survived and lived to tell their story.
Harriet was on the path of discovery. She needed the answers to her questions. With this knowledge, she can live the life her great-grandmother and mother would want for her.
An excellent book that I highly recommend. We should not forget our past. It shapes our future.
I received this book for free to review from Celebrate Lit.