Special Feature: Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish by Tori Whitaker

Mother daughter relationships are always complicated which I think is one reason why I never tire of reading books about mothers and daughters. In this case the book is multigenerational with mothers, daughters, and grandmothers.

I cannot wait to check this one out. It sounds like an engrossing and moving story that I think many women can relate to. Even if you have a wonderful relationship with your mother or the women in your family, I think there is something to be gleaned from reading about complicated mother daughter stories.

I love duel timeline stories and this mix of historical fiction and contemporary from a new voice in women’s fiction is not to be missed. It is out now and you can find all the details below!


Three generations of women—and the love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets that can bind them forever or tear them apart.

Millicent Glenn is self-sufficient and contentedly alone in the Cincinnati suburbs. As she nears her ninety-first birthday, her daughter Jane, with whom she’s weathered a shaky relationship, suddenly moves back home. Then Millie’s granddaughter shares the thrilling surprise that she’s pregnant. But for Millie, the news stirs heartbreaking memories of a past she’s kept hidden for too long. Maybe it’s time she shared something, too. Millie’s last wish? For Jane to forgive her.

Sixty years ago Millie was living a dream. She had a husband she adored, a job of her own, a precious baby girl, and another child on the way. They were the perfect family. All it took was one irreversible moment to shatter everything, reshaping Millie’s life and the lives of generations to come.

As Millie’s old wounds are exposed, so are the secrets she’s kept for so long. Finally revealing them to her daughter might be the greatest risk a mother could take in the name of love. (summary from Goodreads


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