The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
This book was another unexpected jewel in the midst of some mediocre reads. The story takes place in post World War 2 Canada. Lily arrives in Canada from Palestine to be a mail order bride for a Jewish Canadian. But she is rejected upon her arrival and then is married to her suitor's brother. When Lily abandons her infant daughter and leaves, her family is left to wonder about her motives and her true identity. This story is written in a dark style, alternating between the present (post World War 2), the past (when Lily was in Palestine and the journal of a girl she discovered),and the future (when Lily's daughter is seeking to know more about her mother). At first this alternating was distracting to me, but as I went on, the style really served to develop the story well. I liked the characters. I loved the haunting tone of the story. The development of Lily's story was compelling and interesting. I give this 4 stars and a PG rating. I received a free copy of this book from Amazon in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links and buying through those links may result in cash compensation for me. However I do not recommend any product that I cannot truly say I have enjoyed.