Its 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia is heartbroken when she learns that her beloved soldier, Henry, has been killed in a train wreck. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes the desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.Many decades later, Cornelias granddaughter, Benita, is in the midst of her own crisis, experiencing several losses in the same week, including her job and the grandmother she adored. The resulting emotional and financial stress takes its toll on her and her husband, Ken, who is also unemployed. On the brink of divorce, she discovers Cornelias diary. Now the secrets of her grandmothers past will lead Benita on an unexpected journey of healing, reunion, and renewed faith....
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The Silver Suitcase Reviews
The cover hooked me not to mention the diary aspect of this story. Corrie has kept diaries for many years where records her secret desires and fears. Not to mention her other secrets as well. When her granddaughter Benita discovers these diaries in a “silver suitcase” Corrie’s secrets are discovered. Benita is dealing with her own crisis and as she gets to know the real Corrie she is able to get thru her own crisis. Great Read!! I would like to thank the publisher and Net Galley for the chance t ...more
a beautiful story that kept me reading into the night. Would recommend to all.....
The Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd
Most teenagers love to write their thoughts in a diary. Their secret desires, high school crushes, heartbreaks, wedding dreams, etc. They write them never thinking anyone would ever read them.
This is exactly what happens to Cornelia (aka Corrie). Years after she’s put her pen to paper and after her death, her granddaughter Benita, finds these diaries inside a silver suitcase.
And Cornelia’s shocking secret is unleashed.
It’s a secret she kept even ...more
I couldn't put this book down! It had all the elements of a wonderful story. It made me laugh, cry, and kept me guessing. I felt a connection to the main character and felt really inspired by her life. I highly recommend this book!
The story goes back and forth in the life of a young woman at the time of the war beginning. She keep a detailed diary of her life with all the joy and disappointments that shaped her life. She had a special relationship with her granddaughter and after her death the diaries were passed on to her revealing much more than anyone knew. The diaries played a large part in the story revealing much wisdom to many people. There were surprises.....
Terrie Todd does a magnificent job of taking the reader back to an earlier time in history where life issues were so much different then they are today yet at the same time, so much the same. The vivid description she provides in each chapter, engages all of the readers senses and allows the reader to experience the story just like they were personally present at the time. A tear was shed for the characters in the story but mostly for the memories unearthed in the readers own heart of years sinc ...more
After cracking open The Silver Suitcase, I was unable to close it again. In exchange for many hours of sleep, I simply had to read it through in one sitting. Gripped by the story and the characters, I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. Here's to hoping I won't have to wait long to get my hands on Terrie Todd 's next book!!
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I took note of Terrie Todd’s The Silver Suitcase the moment I laid eyes on it. The jacket description, with its reference to a war era diary, teased my imagination and sparked enough curiosity that I flagged the book as a must read for 2016. I’d never heard of the author and I’d no real expectations going in, but I soon realized that my excitement was severely misplaced.
Structurally, The Silver Suitcase is an absolute nightm ...more