THE WENTWORTH LEGACY
“This plot-driven, emotionally complex tale effectively details Spencer’s determination to sacrifice his own happiness in favor of his family’s success. In accessible prose, the novel provides numerous historical tidbits about Long Island and Manhattan in the age that immediately preceded the Great Depression (“the arrival of modern technology…brought about the bicycle, Model T, radio, electricity, electric appliances, motion pictures and towering skyscrapers”). With harrowing intensity, Morgan also illustrates the pervasive anxiety just before a disastrous era hit. Overall, she delivers an engrossing love story while also depicting surprising burdens borne by New York’s wealthiest families during the late 1920s.
An engaging tale of a young man’s coming-of-age that will appeal to fans of complicated family sagas.” – KIRKUS REVIEW
BAHALA NA (Come What May)
“An Absorbing Story of Young Love and Wartime Terror”
“A longtime friend gave me a copy of Rosalinda Rosales Morgan’s book BAHALA NA (COME WHAT MAY), and I liked it enough to buy another copy on Amazon for a gift. A work of fiction but based on extensive historical research and the true story of her family in 1940s Philippines, BAHALA NA is a monumental achievement in reconstructing an absorbing personal history against a backdrop of creeping—and realized—wartime terror. At times I was distracted by the segue into botanical details, but as the author’s bio indicates that she is garden writer, that is understandable. Her flora and fauna descriptions and accounts reveal her great love of the Philippine islands. This book sparked my desire to travel there in the future. In other Asian visits, I had pretty much ignored that archipelago, owing to my own ignorance of their history and beauty. When I do plan a trip there, I will reread sections of this book that detail so much about the islands’ panoramic beauty.” – Susan, Santa Fe, New Mexico