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The Silver Suitcase, by Terrie Todd
The world is on the brink of World War II as a young Canadian named Cornelia decides to begin a diary. Little does she know the impact that book will have in the years to come as the silver suitcase with its precious contents makes its way into other hands. Cornelia pours out her sorrow, pain, and love, the secret she is keeping, and the encounter that keeps her going, and through that diary, becomes the source of hope and healing for her granddaughter, Benita.
Number of Pages: 348
Vendor: Waterfall Press
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.1875 X 5.5 X 1 (inches)|
A Word Award winner.
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.