The Color of Secrets
Paperback, 402 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Lake Union Publishing
ISBN 1477828435 (ISBN13: 9781477828434)
Lindsay Ashford's The Color of Secrets follows Eva and her family after she gives birth to her 2nd child, Louisa. Eva meets a black American soldier after finding out that her husband is mia during WWII, and has a child. The story moves quickly, and actually much of the story is about the daughter, Louisa's story as she grows up mixed race in Great Britain. The plot starts in the 1940's and goes to the late 1970's. Ashford includes a lot of pop culture in the story such as popular music and dance styles pertinent to the time frame of the story, hippie communes in the 1960's, as well as what race relations in Great Britain were at the time. She also describes the smaller towns and villages where the story is set very well.
There is one character that I thought was a little too forgiving, and Eva becomes almost a minor character in the later part of the book. Those were really the only 2 things I was not thrilled with in the book.
***This book was received from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway given by Amazon Publishing.****