Review: Suitcase of Dreams by Tania Blanchard

After surviving the horrors of the Second World War, and the chaotic post-war occupation of Germany, Lotte, her husband Erich and their daughters travel to Australia with big dreams of new opportunities and starting a new and better life. Arriving in Australia, they discover that the future may not be as bright as what they were promised. Over the years Lotte works hard to create the life that she wants in Australia for her family though this won't be without many hardships ...

If any reader isn't touched in some way by Suitcase of Dreams then they must surely have a heart of stone. It is nearly impossible not to get caught up in the story of Lotte and her family and the many disappointments that they suffer as they try so earnestly to make a good and happy life for themselves in Australia. Author Tania Blanchard based this story on the experiences of her grandparents and it shows though her attention to detail and the careful way that she retells the story.

Recommended.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for my reading copy of Suitcase of Dreams.

This book was read as part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2018

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