The Scent of Gardenias by Lorraine Haas – Review by Victoria Trifu

The Scent of GardeniasThe Scent of Gardenias by Lorraine Haas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Maggie didn’t know what she would get when she left home as a young woman. She didn’t know the friends she’d make the men she’d marry or the places she’d go. The title “A Strong Woman Overcoming Circumstances” sums up this novel perfectly. Life was not easy for women in the 1940s and 1950s, however Maggie was determined to strike out on her own and be different than the average woman. That comes with a whole new set of difficulties. I recommend this book to anyone, but especially women who wonder what our mothers and grandmothers had to endure. It’s in the little things of this story. I particularly enjoyed the author’s note at the end where she explained her reasons for writing this book, the parts of the book that were fiction and the parts that were based on her own family. A good read indeed!

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