Thursday Quotables – The Attic Child by Lola Jaye – #historicalfiction

Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!

Each week I chose a Book of the Week to take part in this (and other) book memes. This week my chosen book is The Attic Child by Lola Jaye.

“That she’d left it in the attic just for me to find one day. A story which now, with the full clarity of a thirty-year-old woman, made no sense; because if she had, she’d have to have known what would happen next.

And for her to have known that would mean my mother had hated me.”

There were so many quotes I could have chosen, but this one left me wanting to find out what happened next! I still haven’t found out yet, as the back story is also building up at the same time as this “current day” one (set in 1993). It is a great book and I am looking forward to reading more this evening!

Book Description From Goodreads:

A hauntingly powerful and emotionally charged novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging.

Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a shared secret.

Early 1900s London: Taken from his homeland, twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of the time locked away in the attic of a large house by the sea. The only time Celestine isn’t bound by confines of the small space is when he is acting as an unpaid servant to English explorer Sir Richard Babbington, As the years pass, he desperately clings on to memories of his family in Africa, even as he struggles to remember his mother’s face, and sometimes his real name . . .

1974: Lowra, a young orphan girl born into wealth and privilege whose fortunes have now changed, finds herself trapped in the same attic. Searching for a ray of light in the darkness of the attic, Lowra finds under the floorboards an old-fashioned pen, a porcelain doll, a beaded necklace, and a message carved on the wall, written in an unidentifiable language. Providing comfort for her when all hope is lost, these clues will lead her to uncover the secrets of the attic.”

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