Book Review: Margeete’s Harbor by Eleanor Morse

Margreete’s Harbor is a deeply emotional dive into the family of Margreete. Living alone in her home in Maine, it becomes evident that dementia is impeding her ability to safely live alone any longer. Her daughter Liddie uproots her own family—husband Harry and children Bernie and Eva—to move into the family home to help care for her.

In addition to Margreete’s struggle with dementia, Harry and Liddie are in a tenuous marriage, while Bernie and Eva struggle with their new home. And outside their door—in the U.S.—is growing opposition about the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

The fifties and sixties are some of my favorite time periods to read about, so Margreete’s Harbor was right up my alley. It’s a complex and beautifully woven story of families, and the history we build—the good and the bad—within our families and the world. Eleanor Morse did a fantastic job of drawing me into the story. It’s a tale that’s rich in description and emotion and I was thoroughly satisfied as I turned the last page.

Margreete’s Harbor is available everywhere 4/20/21

*I received a copy of Margreete’s Harbor from St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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