The Lemon Tree/Yes, Mama

by Helen Forrester | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0007712014 Global Overview for this book
Registered by xtrdnry of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 10/11/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by xtrdnry from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Friday, October 11, 2019
THE LEMON TREE
For Helena Al-Khoury, life as an immigrant has been full of loneliness and despair. On the long road that has taken her from her family home in the Lebanon to the bustling port of Liverpool, the slums of Chicago, and finally to the Canadian wilderness, the struggle to overcome heartbreak, loss and cruel hardship has taken a heavy toll. Now, at last, with the constant support of Joe, her devoted lover, she has developed into a strong, independent woman.

When unexpected circumstances take her back across the Atlantic to Liverpool, Helena is offered the chance to take over the family business, and to become a success in her own right. Yet with her love far away on another continent, she feels torn apart. Soon the tragedies of the past and the challenges of the future threaten to overwhelm her.

YES, MAMA
A triumph of innocence over hypocrisy... Alicia Woodman was born into a home that should have been filled with comfort and joy. Her mother Elizabeth was bright and vivacious, Humphrey Woodman was a prosperous businessman. But Alicia was not Humphrey's child and he would have nothing to do with her, and before long Elizabeth, too, turned her back on her daughter. It was left to Polly Ford, widow of a dock labourer, to bring Alicia up, to teach her to say 'Yes, Mama' and to give the child the love she so desperately needed. In a hypocritical society full of thin-lipped disapproval, Alicia would learn that the human spirit can soar over adversity and that, though blood may be thicker than water, love is the most powerful relationship of all.

Journal Entry 2 by xtrdnry at Beaumaris Parade Street Library in Highett, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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