Alcott has always done everything proper as a result of her New
England upbringing. She was a member of the Beacon Hill
society, attended the right schools, socialized with the right
people and married the right man.
everything else, Grace Alcott had to endure several hardships.
There was the death of her first born daughter and the emotional
distance of her two sons.
To make matters worse, Bainbridge
Alcott decided to take an early retirement. He then informed
his wife that they would have to sell their home in Cape Cod in
order to make ends meet. Grace learns she has
Where did all of this leave Mrs. Alcott? Where
was her identity? She soon realizes that she has accomplished
almost nothing in her lifetime.
Will Grace Alcott take
control of her life?
This book is a compelling read.
The author does an excellent job of bringing Grace Alcott's plight
to the attention of the reader. She shows us the struggle of a
woman trying to find her own identity in life and at the same time
remain loyal to her family. Nancy Geary does an excellent job
with the character portrayal, especially that of Grace. You
feel like you are right beside her trying to find your way in the
world. This is one to add to your reading list. It is
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