Author Erin Litteken

Thank you #netgalley and #boldwoodbooks for allowing me to read this ARC. Erin Litteken has done a fabulous job writing this gripping and absolutely heart breaking and heart warming story. We meet Katya and her family in 1930s Kyiv and Cassie and her family in Illinois in the early 2000s. Cassie has lost her husband to a crash and her young daughter Birdie has stopped talking, they live with Cassie’s gran Bobby who seems to be flitting between memories of the past in Ukraine and clear thoughts of the present day. The story touches on loss and infant death, the loss of family members and finding the strength to heal and survive in a time where people were starving to death. There is so much strength in both women that you will need tissues at the ready. I read this book in a day I was hooked. Young Birdie has a very special connection that defies logic. Will Cassie open her heart to love again and can the secrets from the past heal in the present moment. This is absolutely a 5 Star read. I expect to read many more books by Erin

You can purchase this book here: The Memory Keeper of Kyiv: The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022