Friday, June 12, 2015
The Color of Secrets by Lindsay Ashford
The women in this story kept a lot of secrets. I kept feeling like there would not have been so much trouble if they had just told the truth. In some of the situations, the truth might have caused more trouble, but in others it would have been much better, although then there would not have been a story. The story certainly kept me reading - I stayed up late reading it then started reading again in the morning and finished it quickly. There is romance and intrigue, sorrow and joy as Eva has an affair with a black American soldier during the war, when she had not heard anything about her husband in two years and thought he was probably dead. Their affair resulted in their daughter, Louisa, who continues the family tradition of not telling the truth in situations in her life and who does not know the truth about her father. When Louisa's daughter, Rhiannon is born, looking a lot like her black American grandfather, Louisa realizes that the truth needs to be found out and told. The story is well told and fascinating.