When I finished reading MY MOTHER’S SECRET by J.L. Witterick, I was totally in awe of it. It’s based on the true story of a woman and her daughter who hid two Jewish families and a German soldier on their farm during World War II. Told from four different perspectives, it’s so tightly and succinctly written that I found myself reading every word. It had been tightened down so much that it seemed that every word mattered. I can see this book being read by teens, as well as adults. It’s a story of courage, as well as the depths of ingenuity that one woman mastered to save those around her. It’s a story of heroism, bravery, and the kind of inner core that we all hope we would have in a time of crisis. You’ll read it fast, but I dare say the story will stay with you for a long time.