22 March 2021

April Book Pick

The book pick for April is......







 I will admit I had no idea what this month's pick was about when I put it on hold.  I only knew that anything Susan Meissner writes, Michelle will read. I loved this one from the first page.  

Imagine a mail-order bride traveling across the country to an unknown place knowing she will become a wife and mother almost the minute she steps off the train in San Francisco.    Martin (her new husband)  will, at first, seem like a perfect husband, gentle, patient, giving, that will soon fall as Sophie sees he is a bit standoffish with his child, a bit evasive with her, and not willing to share much about his life.  He is a man with a secret, but then she is a bride with a secret, and the child will also have a secret.  Secrets tend to have a way of revealing themselves, and come out when you least expect them to.  Throw in a natural disaster like an earthquake and you have lots of drama that will literally keep you on the edge of your seat.  


I don't think there is anything about this book that you won't like.  

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