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Between Before and After The carnage began with the roses She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn Only two things kept my mother grounded to us my uncle Stephen and stories Fourteen year old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents failed marriage, but mostly about her mother s growing depression Molly knows her mother is nursing a carefully kept secret A writer with an obsession for other people s life stories, Elaine Donnelly is the poster child of repressed emotionsMolly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tip toeing around her mother s raw feelings Molly needs her mother than ever, but Elaine shuts herself off from real human connections and buries herself in the lives and deaths of the strangers she writes about When Uncle Stephen is pressed into the limelight because of his miracle cure of a young man, Elaine can no longer hide behind other people s stories And as Molly digs into her mother s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating toNew York a secret that could destroy or save their future


10 thoughts on “Between Before and After

  1. says:

    Maureen Doyle McQuerry has crafted a beautifully emotional story filled with love, loss, hope, and discovery Ms McQuerry s writing style is absolutely captivating, as I can guarantee you will be unable to stop flipping the pages of this book due to its ability to enchant readers Everything from the plot, setting, and characters in this novel are original


  2. says:

    Read this review andon my blog.The Book Return Blog I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Elaine is the child of poor Irish immigrants She is growing up in turn of the century New York City When Elaine s mother dies from the Spanish flu, Ela


  3. says:

    Take a trip into the past with Maureen Doyle McQuerry s Between Before After Alternating between the experiences of mother and daughter, it explores the good and the bad family, loss, depression, betrayal, hope, and love and proves entirely engaging.In 1955, Molly Donnelly is in need of her mother Yet, thanks to her mother s depression and well guarded sec


  4. says:

    Complex and beautifully layered This story of family secrets, hope and change is wonderfully written It s a gem of a novel with all the hallmarks of a classic.


  5. says:

    BETWEEN BEFORE AND AFTER is a Time Slip story set during a difficult time in history where a daughter faces some tough realities of life, and then at another time in history when life is a little simpler but where there are still prejudices and another daughter also faces her own difficulties It readslike a Women s Fiction story, and almost like reading a jo


  6. says:

    Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book This was an interesting book It delved into some pretty deep topics, which were heavier than I expected I was really captivated by the endurance of these characters, and found myself fully immersed in the world Doyle McQuerry has created One of my favorite aspects of the book was its dual timeline


  7. says:

    I loved, loved, loved Ms McQuerry s writing style The split time was handled in an incredible manner, with the end of each chapter being left in a cliffhanger It made the novel difficult to put down Many times throughout the story, an excerpt from Hansel and Gretel is used, adding character to the story as a whole.Despite everything that I loved, the content w


  8. says:

    The space between before and after is a curious place to define for this is where forgotten truths and secrets often lie This pocket of time can be founded by the past where all the things we wish to tuck away are gradually layered However, the space between before and after is not just limited to the past for it extends itself throughout multiple generations t


  9. says:

    Bury your past before it buried you That s what Molly s dad said to her mom before he left Molly didn t know what that meant but she meant to find out As she tells the story, we go back and forth between Molly s present, 1955, to her mom s past in 1920 Her mother, Elaine, had a tough childhood, losing her mother and baby sister to the flu epidemic and being forc


  10. says:

    Thank you to Netgalley for giving me a free copy of this book to review.I love a story with dual timelines It s a trope that I just really enjoy, and in this story it was doen particularly well This story follows Molly in 1955, learning about her mother s mysterious past This is a story about love, family, secrets, miracles and hope The writing was beautiful and


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