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BEING MRS. ALCOTT - NANCY GEARY

Grace 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. 

Along with 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 cancer.

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 highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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