One of my 2020 goals is to read more historical fiction. I’ve been averaging every third book being thrown into the mix of my go to genres, contemporary fiction and romance.
Don’t Put the Boats Away is one of my March historical fiction selections. It’s the story of the Sutton family following WWII. The family is dealing with the death of Eddie, a son and brother, who died while fighting in the war. We see Eddie’s sister, Harriet, brother Nat, his mother, and father all cope and manage their grief in different ways, all while dealing with their own life’s issues.
This is a well-researched book that showcases the trauma, grief, and time period of WWII. The story spans 25 years allowing the author a place to highlight the inequality of women in education and the work force. Along with grief and inequality, alcoholism, PTSD, divorce, and guilt are all woven into the story in a way that works beautifully.
Be grateful for the advancements in women’s equality, even though we still have a long way to go!
Do you have a favorite genre? Do you try to read a mix of genres? How are your 2020 reading goals panning out?
Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours, author Ames Sheldon, and She Writes Press for my gifted copy.