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INNOCENCE LOST by Sherilyn Decter- A Book Review by Pat Garcia

February 28, 2019

 

With the ratification of the eighteenth amendment on January 19, 1919, one of the bloodiest, if not the bloodiest period of the United States of America history began.

 

Innocence Lost by Sherilyn Decter, documents the detrimental effects that this period played in the lives of a young widow, her son, her son’s friends and the people living as borders in her house.

 

Sherilyn Decter has done an excellent job of painting a picture of what most people only know as the Roaring Twenties. She incorporates it into a real story where illegally transporting alcohol into various states become the backdrop for murdering those who did not keep their mouths shut.

 

Her characters are believable, engaging, and it is her characters that force you to turn to the next page and keep reading because you want to know more.  Decter hammers into the head of her readers what the streets of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, must have been like as she shows the traumatic experiences of a young widow, Margaret, and her son. A widow who rises up against her own mother’s norms and standards and finds steps out to find her own way of living. I truly enjoyed her characters especially, Inspector Geyer, i.e., Frank.  Outside of watching Maggie’s internal growth, he was my favorite character.

 

Innocence Lost depicts the bootlegging scene that swept the United States; that gave many poor immigrants pouring into the States a job although illegal and put food on their families’ tables.

 

It presents historical facts with a fictional story interwoven within it.

Well-crafted and very well written, I highly recommend investing your time in reading this book.

Innocence Lost by Sherilyn Decter is available  on all Amazon Online Stores.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

4 Comments
  1. Pat, I enjoyed your review of this fascinating story. Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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  2. This seems to be a fascinating read. Thanks for sharing it, Patti. How are you doing? ❤ Thinking of you very often!

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  3. Terrific review! Thanks. I haven’t read any books set in the ’20s since I devoured Fitzgerald’s books years ago. This sounds like the perfect book to dip my toes back into that era.

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