Book Review | From Now to Then by Mitzi Mensch

Welcome to the blog tour for From Then to Now by Mitzi Mensch!

Read on for details and a chance to win a print copy of the book (North America only).

From Then to Now cover

Genre: Contemporary fiction

Publication date: September 22, 2016

Publisher: Author House


My Thoughts

There’s so much to absorb in From Then to Now, but my favorite sections were those pertaining to Hawaii. I enjoyed the colorful descriptions of the culture, food, practices, and customs.

The author doesn’t mince her words at all and parts of the story were difficult to read, where the treatment of wives is described. However, it’s encouraging to see that women aren’t so naive now and don’t tolerate such behavior.

The novel is a mix of some short and some pretty long chapters and it kept the pacing interesting for me. It details the little adventures that take place in Maggie’s life–that could be anybody’s life if you looked closely.

From Then to Now is fascinating, gripping, and realistic–I had a hard time believing it’s all just fiction.

(I received a copy of the book from R&R Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.)


From Then to Now is a novel within a novel. Maggie figures that, with events being so old, it is safe to tell all. Figuring wrong is her first mistake. Downloading the manuscript onto her grown daughter’s computer is her second mistake.

Andrea is dismayed to discover Maggie’s infidelity in her first marriage and shocked to learn of her grandmother’s cloistered pregnancy and forced adoption of her newborn daughter. She uses the Internet to find the people mentioned in her mother’s story, more to satisfy her own curiosity than to bring her mother peace.

From Then to Now spans six decades and addresses changes, both individual and societal, in attitude, perception, and awareness. These changes, triggered in part by outside world events, bring about personal understanding achieved only after loss is experienced and enlightenment has been attained.

Purchase Links

Author House

Amazon India

About Mitzi Mensch

Mitzi Mensch

Mitzi Mensch was born and raised in New England and attended college in Vermont. An island girl at heart, she moved to Hawai’i, where she has lived long enough to be a kama`aina.

Author House:

Giveaway: Print copy of the book (North America Only)


Blog Tour Schedule

August 31st

Reads & Reels (Spotlight)

Tsarina Press (Spotlight)

Meli’s Book Reviews (Review)

September 1st

Breakeven Books (Spotlight)

Didi Oviatt (Spotlight)

September 2nd

B is for Book Review (Spotlight)

Bookriot (Spotlight)

@joanna.zoe (Revie)

September 3rd

PoptheButterfly (Spotlight)

Jessica Belmont (Review)

The Faerie Review (Review)

It’s My Life (Review)

September 4th

Book Reviews by Satabdi (Review)

@the.b00kreader (Review)

Crossroads Review (Spotlight)

Blog Tour organized by: R&R Book Tours

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