Thirty years of family secrets. Three generations of women. One family heirloom that could change everything.
When she ran away from her childhood home in Guyana, Rika swore that she would never return. Cut off from her family, she has fought hard to make a life for herself and daughter, Inky, in London.
Now, over thirty years later, Rika’s cantankerous, wheelchair-bound mother, Dorothea, arrives in London. But as old wounds re-open, Dorothea and Rika are further apart than ever.
Inky soon learns that her grandmother is sitting on a small fortune. As she uncovers the secrets of the past one by one, she unravels the tragedy that tore her mother and grandmother apart. But nothing can prepare her, or Rika, for Dorothea’s final, unexpected revelation.
Sharon Maas has written a tremendously delightful and absorbing story.
Love, loss and secrets, three generations of women and their story is just wonderful.
Set in Guyana, with a family heirloom connecting these three characters The Small Fortunes of Dorethea Q is descriptive, surprising and with a simple message to just be who you have to be, it is a book that I recommend.
Dorethea is a remarkable character, who I liked, and this emotive and thought provoking tale will keep the reader intrigued.
I haven’t said much about the book in this review as the blurb says all you really need to know. I read this book in one sitting and really loved it.
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