Book Review-Unexpected Gifts: When Ancestors Come Back To Help-S.R. Mallery | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Unexpected Gifts: When Ancestors Come Back To Help-S.R. Mallery

Friday, November 5, 2021

Sonia is totally confused-wrong men-OCD and just so out of tune with herself and everyone around her. Her father is wheelchair bound since the Vietnam War-her Mother is his caregiver. It is not an easy life. Her Mom decides to show her the boxes in the attic which are from her ancestor's lives. I remember some of them since I lived through them!

It takes a while and reading all the diaries of those who came before for Sonia to finally realize what she should do. She had to look back to find herself in her future and not make the same mistakes her ancestors made!

This book is both heartbreaking and heart warming. So many memories for me as well--Sometimes we need to look back in order to move forward.

There are several happy endings in this novel. Don't miss reading this one!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Winner of the Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal! A True American Family Saga

Can we learn from our ancestors? Do our relatives’ behaviors help shape our own?

In "Unexpected Gifts" that is precisely what happens to Sonia, a confused college student, heading for addictions and forever choosing the wrong man. Searching for answers, she begins to read her family’s diaries and journals from America’s past: the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and Timothy Leary era; Tupperware parties, McCarthyism, and Black Power; the Great Depression, dance marathons, and Eleanor Roosevelt; the immigrant experience and the Suffragists.

>>>Digging Into Her Family’s Past Will Save Her Future

Back and forth the book journeys, linking yesteryear with modern life until finally, by understanding her ancestors' hardships and faults, she gains enough clarity to make some right choices.

>>>In this unforgettable tale S.R. Mallery takes the reader on an epic journey through the 20th century’s most iconic periods.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

A USA TODAY Best Selling author and two-time READERS' FAVORITE GOLD MEDAL winner, S. R. Mallery--as her fans say--"brings history to life."

They say I'm as eclectic as my characters. I've been a singer, a composer, a calligrapher, a quilt artist, and an ESL/Reading teacher. But it is the world of writing historical fiction where I feel I've come "home." It's where I've received various awards and in addition, get to do my second love: Research.

When people talk about the news of the day, or when I listen to music, my overactive imagination likens the story to a similar kind of news in the past, which helps me conjure up scenes between characters I've yet to meet.


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Emman Damian said...

This is the first time I heard about this book. It looks like a nice read. Will look this in my local bookstore.

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