The Missing Pieces of Mum by Sally Herbert #BookReview #MardleBooks #3.5*

A daughter’s search for her mother’s past reveals secrets and lies – changing both their lives forever. Born out of wedlock in Dublin in 1937, Phyllis grew up in a tough, church-run orphanage. She thought by fulfilling her dream to become a nurse in England, her life might change, but her loveless childhood predisposed a loveless marriage and things began to spiral out of control … Continue reading The Missing Pieces of Mum by Sally Herbert #BookReview #MardleBooks #3.5*

Vow of Silence by Suzanne Walsh #BookReview #MardleBooks #4.5*

For four young sisters, being left in a church run care home led to a heartbreaking secretthat haunted them all for 50 years. Suzanne Walsh was a survivor. She suffered five heart attacks and made it through open heart surgery. But even that pales in comparison to the horrors she faced as a young girl. Her childhood became the ‘stuff of nightmares’ after her father … Continue reading Vow of Silence by Suzanne Walsh #BookReview #MardleBooks #4.5*

Holocaust Child Lalechka by Amira Keidar #BookReview #AdLibPublishers #NetGalley #5*

A little girl is smuggled out of a Jewish ghetto. Two courageous women. And an inspirational story of survival.  In 1941 at the height of World War II, in a Polish ghetto, a baby girl named Rachel is born. Her parents, Jacob and Zippa, are willing to do anything to keep her alive. They nickname her Lalechka.  Just before Lalechka’s first birthday, the Nazis begin … Continue reading Holocaust Child Lalechka by Amira Keidar #BookReview #AdLibPublishers #NetGalley #5*