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Tori Whitaker

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I'm a writer and love reading or listening to books, doing a little cooking, and playing in the sunshine. I am the bestselling author of MILLICENT GLENN'S LAST WISH--my first novel that debuted when I was in my 60s. My second work of historical fiction (that has a contemporary timeline too!) is A MATTER OF HAPPINESS that publishes on November 8, 2022.

I was born in the suburbs of Cincinnati, mostly grew up in Indiana, spent a decade in metro-Detroit with my husband’s career, and now we reside outside of Atlanta. We’ve been married for forty-five years, and we feel blessed to be near our two sons and their families.

I graduated from Indiana University, where I studied marketing and English. I am also retired from an executive role at a nationa
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Tori Whitaker The research. I've loved history since I was a child, and I love learning new things about the past!…moreThe research. I've loved history since I was a child, and I love learning new things about the past!(less)
Tori Whitaker My novel shifts between modern day and the early 1950s--the baby
boom era--in Cincinnati. While the story is fictional, the historical thread draws h…more
My novel shifts between modern day and the early 1950s--the baby
boom era--in Cincinnati. While the story is fictional, the historical thread draws heavily from a secret tragedy long ago in my family. The modern narrative follows Millicent Glenn at the age of 90, when circumstances trigger her memories of events six decades before. I have long been inspired by novels that show elderly characters who are survivors, who look back on life's traumas through new eyes. Examples include Orphan Train, The House at Riverton, and Along the Infinite Sea. The structure of these books inspired me. And it seems readers also enjoy the interplay of past and present with The Nightingale, The Seven Wives of Evelyn Hugo, The Last Romantics. I could go on and on about stories of strong protagonists who we meet at two times in their lives, both young and old.(less)
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Millicent Glenn's Last Wish

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2023 Historical Fiction Preview

I love historical fiction. I love learning new things as I read for pleasure–especially about places and events of the past. This year promises to add to my bookshelves (and to my audible library). Kate Morton’s upcoming release in April–her first novel in five years–ranks as my #1 must-read.

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A Matter of Happiness by Tori Whitaker
"Takes place currently and during the 1920s - a young woman inherits her great aunt’s 1920s car with a journal hidden inside - the car a symbol of freedom for the aunt reveals some family secrets - very good book.
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A Matter of Happiness by Tori Whitaker
"A dual timeline story with some interesting details about the 20s but it wasn't as engaging as I hoped. I think the story felt too familiar and both characters didn't feel as developed as they probably needed.


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"This story was good and included interesting facts and stories about prohibition and old cars. There is nothing better than learning while reading a strong piece of fiction. I did however find parts of the book a bit too melodramatic for my liking an" Read more of this review »
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“The whole of one's life need not be defined on the grounds of one decision. While good may come when others support you and affirm you and even forgive you, you will never be complete unless these things you provide for yourself.”
Tori Whitaker, Millicent Glenn's Last Wish

“Ford sent company investigators to where employees lived to ensure they had clean homes and bank savings accounts, and weren’t prone to drunkenness or mistreating their wives.”
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“By law, since 1964 under President Johnson, the United States was the only country that could claim the bourbon name on a bottle.”
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