Author: Heather Marshall
Started: January 28, 2023
Finished: January 30, 2023
Genre: Historical Fiction
This book will be published by Atria books on February 27, 2023.
When Angela Creighton discovers and reads a letter found in a desk, she knows she has to find the person the letter was meant for. When a young woman is forced to give up her child, she does all she can to ensure that other young women are not required to lose a part of themselves as she has. Through this journey, the lives of three women are forever entwined and forgiveness is found.
This is a debut that marks all of the historical fiction boxes. It features strong women dealing with extraordinary circumstances. The circumstances, in this case, are being sent away to have their babies, and when unable to continue their pregnancy they are forced to seek illegal abortions. They are told to call different doctors and ask for "Jane" - through "Jane" women are able to reach safe doctors to take care of them. This was a book I could not put down. I kept wondering what was going to happen next. I loved how this told a full and complete story. With circumstances as they are in the US, I felt this was a very good read for those wondering why Roe v Wade is so important. I look forward to reading more stories from Heather Marshall as I believe they will be as amazing as this one.