Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Book Review: The Secret of the Nightingale Palace"
Flash forward 50+ years. Goldie is now in her 80s and she asks her grand daughter, Anna, to drive from New York to San Francisco so that she can return those prints to the Japanese family. Anna and Goldie had an estranged relationship as Anna married someone that Goldie did not approve of. Anna's husband has since died so this trip is their chance to rekindle their relationship.
The book is broken out into different sections for the different time periods, which made it easy to follow. I loved hearing about Goldie's time in San Francisco, especially since I recently visited that area. I also liked the section that covered Goldie and Anna's trip across the country as Anna spends much of this trip reflecting on her marriage and dealing with the grief of losing her husband at a young age.
I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4 stars on goodreads.com!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from TLC Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review, and the opinions are my own.