Thursday, October 1, 2020

Millicent Glenn's Last Wish by Tori Whitaker

Oh to be a 1950’s housewife.  Really?  Maybe.

Millicent lets us in on what it was like to be a housewife in the 1950’s.  

Husbands not really liking their wives to work, having to have your husband sign at the bank if you wanted to open an account in your own name, being dressed up when your husband came home, and wishing you could do more than stay at home with the babies.

We meet 91-year-old Millicent, her daughter, Jane, and her granddaughter, Kelsey, as we move from the 1950’s to 2015.  

Three generations of strong women and a secret Millicent kept for all of these years.  

We get to experience these women’s joys as well as their sorrows.

I enjoyed the way the author weaved past situations into the present-day happenings as she looked back.

MILLICENT GLENN’S LAST WISH was a trip back to the time when my mother would have been a wife.  It had me wondering if my mother felt as if she were trapped since she was required by the company she worked for to quit when she got married.

Even more than learning about Millicent’s life of sorrow and secrets, this sweet book focuses on the love between a mother and her child and a mother and her daughter.

Warning: Tissues needed for happy events as well as sad and oh so good.  5/5

This book was given to me by the author and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This sounds interesting as people became more excepting for Women to be working but it's 1950's it's not normal. This would be even worse especially as this was after WII and people were recovering.

    1. It was a beautiful read.

      Thank you for commenting, Bookworm blog.

  2. Another fantastic review!! Now I know that I too will enjoy this one!!@

    1. I definitely know you will love it.

      It is very good.

      Thanks, Cheryl.

  3. I wonder what the theory is behind so many covers only showing part of a face??? Cheers

    1. Interesting point, Carole.

      I never thought of that. 😊

      Thanks for commenting.