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The Silver Suitcase

By Terrie Todd


It’s 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia has been heartbroken since the day her mother died five years ago. As a new tragedy provides Cornelia still more reason to reject her parent’s faith, a mysterious visitor appears in her hour of desperation. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes a desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.Many decades later, Cornelia’s granddaughter, Benita, is in the midst of her own crisis, experiencing several losses in the same week, including the grandmother she adored. The resulting emotional and financial stress takes its toll on her and her husband, Ken, who is unemployed. On the brink of divorce, she discovers Cornelia’s diary. Now the secrets of her grandmother’s past will lead Benita on an unexpected journey of healing, reunion, and faith.

Book Takeaway:

From another reviewer: "This is a wonderful story of love, disappointment, courage, loss, suffering, discovery and redemption. It's not sappy or pretentious. An excellent read for all."

Why the author wrote this book:

Of the over 200 reviews on Amazon so far, my favorite sums up why I wrote this book: "I didn't realize it was a religiously flavored book or probably wouldn't have been interested. I'm so glad I read it because I got so much encouragement from it...Definitely would recommend for an inspiring story."


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