As a young navy wife, Susie made a decision that changed her life forever when she decided to go out and sing with a local band. From that decision comes a new baby, but he is not her husband’s child. Shamed beyond belief, she turns to a local home for mothers who will give their babies up for adoption. And thus begins the sad story of a mother with a happy marriage to Danny, the sailor, with two young girls names Louise and Grace. But after what she did so long ago, Susie can’t forgive herself, nor can she talk to others about what happened because it is such a secret, one she holds close to her and weeps about annually in the attic where she keeps a chest of toys and cards for they young baby she gave away.. This book reminded me so much of when I was in high school and one of the very popular cheerleaders disapppeared for our senior year, banished to live with her aunt because she was preganant. Of course, that does not happen these days because the unwed mothers just continue to attend classes. But at one time, those who got pregnant as Susie did were shamed and ridiculed, so it was easy for me to imagine her difficult dilemma and how she made a choice that was even more difficult to live with for th e rest of her life.
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