I really enjoyed this book. It is a story of strong women and family and it moves backward and forward in time. Benita discover’s diaries belonging to her grandmother Cordelia and uncovers a life she never would have imagined. Along the way she takes a fresh look at her own life and her own dreams. When the diaries go missing her search for them brings her more than she bargained for and lead her in a new direction. Cornelia’s voice is vivid and clear. Her life story is heartbreaking and bittersweet to say the least, but like many of us Benita begins to feel like she does not know her grandmother at all, and along the way she uncovers a few family secrets. All of the female characters in this story are strong women who take on life’s challenges with gusto. It was a treat to read and I think you will enjoy it if you like stories about women and family and challenges.