Monday, October 17, 2016

The Sweetness of Forgetting/Kristin Harmel/349pgs.

This is the first novel of Harmel's that I have read and I have already added more
to my to be read pile. Hope McKenna-Smith is a newly divorced single mom,
running her family bakery. A promising law student who came home to help
care for her mother who was dying of breast cancer, Hope carries a huge
burden of the debt their business has curtailed over the years. After her mother passes she stays on to run the bakery and look after her great grand mother, Mamie. Her great grand mother suffers from alzheimer's and is lost in her own memories of her tragic past. Her family was lost to her during the Holocaust and now she has sent Hope and her daughter on a hunt with a list of names to France. Hope starts to unravel all the secrets of Mamie's past and learns more about her family than she has ever imagined possible. This was one of those novels that was hard to put down and that draws you into the characters lives. It will make
a great book discussion title and I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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