Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Review: Everything My Mother Taught Me by Alice Hoffman

Everything My Mother Taught Me
by Alice Hoffman

Publisher: Amazon
Pages: 28
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  In this haunting short story of loyalty and betrayal, a young woman in early 1900s Massachusetts discovers that in navigating her treacherous coming-of-age, she must find her voice first.

For fatefully observant Adeline, growing up carries an ominous warning from her adulterous mother: don’t say a word. Adeline vows to never speak again. But that’s not her only secret. After her mother takes a housekeeping job at a lighthouse off the tip of Cape Ann, a local woman vanishes. The key to the mystery lies with Adeline, the silent witness.

Kritters Thoughts:  In early 1900s Massachusetts a woman doesn't have many options when her husband dies, so her and her daughter are shipped off to help the lighthouse keepers and their families.  From the minute her father dies, Adeline decides to stop speaking, but you can still make great change without a physical voice.

From the minute they land in the remote area where the lighthouses are Adeline watches her mother make havoc on these families and she is determined to stop her mother from causing extreme damage.  I loved watching this young girl make expert moves without a word spoken.  

With minimal pages, this book still made an impact.  The ending was just spot on!  Made me want a sequel so bad!  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 49 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  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.

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