"It’s not the scars on your body that really matter. It’s the ones that are left on your soul. They are the ones that don’t go away."
Teenagers Julie, Heather, and Petra are grappling with the choices they face growing up amid the social revolution of the late 1960s. Julie struggles to be heard in an unsympathetic home. Heather feels that she is a burden to the people in her life, especially her single mother. Petra moves with her family to a town where she finds she is not quite welcome because of an unknown past.
When the girls find a tin box filled with letters from Petra’s great grandmother, Charlotte, detailing events from 1912, secrets from Petra’s family’s past begin to be revealed. As they learn of Charlotte’s tumultuous life, the girls are confronted with their own demons.
This is a haunting tale that touches your heart and makes you think twice about decisions you may have made. What if you could reach through time itself to guide your loved ones through difficult situations?
The first in a trilogy, The Tin Box Secret is a fascinating look at friendship, family, the challenges we face, and the choices we make to deal with those challenges.
This was a very special listen dealing with growing up and what comes of our decisions when emotions get involved. However, there was no real ending. We waded back and forth through generations and then, no resolution.
The narration was well-done and was easily the best part of this adventure.
If you are okay with no real ending, then there are some really good things about this story, including the narration.
I gave up on this one twice before sticking with it the third time, and I'm so glad I did because I ended up really enjoying it. The first few times I gave up after 20-30 minutes because it seemed more of a YA story...it isn't, though! There's plenty of adult subject matter and heavy issues in this book. After about an hour, I couldn't stop listening. I finished it in one day. The narrator did a great job, too. I can't wait to listen to the next 2 books in the trilogy!
I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.
The Tin Box Secret by Theresa Dodaro is an extraordinary story about a young girl navigating her way through life and an intriguing mystery in the turbulent 60's. The writing is captivating, with a few surprising twists.
The narration by Laura Jennings is also well done.
The Tin Box Secret
: Theresa Dodaro
This is one of the best books I've listened to for a long while. The three main characters, young girls are getting ready for high school. The plot flows continually, in an ever changing way. It does not get lost or bogged down along the way. We get mysteries, historical fiction, coming of age, dysfunctional families, romance / obsession, and even a bit of paranormal. I'm excited to see where the rest of this series goes, as it did leave a bit of a cliff-hanger.
The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Laura Jennings brought these characters to life!!!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.