Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs

Map of the Heart
by Susan Wiggs

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 351
Format: book
Buy the Book: Harper

Goodreads:  An accomplished photographer, widow, and mother, Camille Palmer is content with the blessings she’s enjoyed. When her ageing father asks her to go with him to his native France, she has no idea that shes embarking on an adventure that will shake her complacency and utterly transform her. 

Returning to the place of his youth sparks unexpected memories—recollections that will lead Camille, her father, and her daughter, Julie, who has accompanied them, back to the dark, terrifying days of the Second World War, where they will uncover their family’s surprising history.

While Provence offers answers about her family’s past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, Camille meets a handsome American historian who stirs a passion deep within her she thought she’d never experience again.

Kritters Thoughts:  When a traumatic event happens to Camille Palmer it sends her life down a completely different path and affects the way she lives and the way she parents her daughter.  She now lives with fear and it has limited what she is willing to do.  When some interesting artifacts end up in her father's life it sends them down a road that could possibly change her life forever.

This was a women's fiction and a historical fiction all tied up together.  It had just a hint of historical fiction, but it was so perfect.  If you are hesitant to read historical fiction, don't hesitate on this one, it was just the right dash!  For the women's fiction parts, it had great heart and characters with a story that centers around a woman who is stuck and you really watch her grow in this book.  

Susan Wiggs knows just how to write a story that makes you curl up and lose track of time.  I really care about her characters and she sends them on a journey that is so satisfying with a few ups and downs along the way.  If you are looking for that great read that is entertaining and heartwarming, then Map of the Heart is it!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I am such a Susan Wiggs fan and really look forward to her books, this is no exception. Thanks for being on the tour!

    Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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