With its pitch-perfect evocation of people and places from a bygone era and interesting premise, the novel is a must read for fans of historical fiction…
In Decanted Truths, Forde constructs a brilliant historical family saga populated with colorful characters and successfully evokes the Great Depression era. It tells the story of two Irish immigrant families seen through the eyes of Leah Gavagan. Twice-orphaned Leah has always found it hard to fit in with her surroundings. A death in the family unravels shocking secrets that upends Leah’s life and sends her on a journey of finding her place in the world. The novel is slow to start but soon the pace quickens with heavy suspense at the back, culminating to a highly satisfying denouement. A stunning book that expertly explores the difference between mistakes and sins.
by Melanie Forde
Mountain Lake Press
PUB DATE November 4th 2018
PRICE $16.95 (USD)