#BookReview: My Baby Wrote Me a Letter by Jacquie Biggar @JacqBiggar
Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a great read from fellow author and blogging friend, Jacquie Biggar. Confession: I’ve had this one on my ereader for far too long, lols. Anyhoo … here’s my review–at last >>>
About the Book:
A family’s brush with the past will threaten the fabric of their lives.
Grace Freeman is eight months pregnant, and with her navy husband away on a mission, she craves the security of her childhood home in Canada.
When she finds a letter written by her long-lost mother, it creates a tear in the foundation of those she loves.
Can Grace find a way to bring her family peace, or will a message from the past destroy their future?
Short story full of emotion
“It was only ten a.m. and Grace was already exhausted.” … from this intriguing opening line, we’re taken deep into the fabric of a wounded yet close family. Heavily pregnant Grace is packing up to move to the Canadian rockies with her father and three brothers until she gives birth. Her husband is on deployment in a foreign country, and Grace is unable to contact him. In the process of sorting out the furniture and various life accumulations, Grace discovers a long lost letter from their long-absent mother.
What follows is an emotional tale of the effects of abandonment, grief, anger, and–finally–learning and dealing with the truth. Here are some lines I loved …
“No matter how much anger and resentment he’d carried, he still missed her. It was as simple, and as complicated, as that.”
And … “The spruce and pine stretched their noses skyward, breathing air scented by wildflowers, glacier fed streams, and the mildew smell unique to rotting wood and moist earth.”
And … “Ray leaned back and let the kids squabble, contentment giving the melancholy a gentle nudge to the back of his thoughts.”
Although this is a short read, it is packed with family dynamics and emotions. I enjoyed My Baby Wrote Me a Letter immensely, and this short story gets 5 stars from me.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …