The Quiet Triumph of Rachel Farrowsworth


Fiction - Womens
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/02/2022
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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

The Quiet Triumph of Rachel Farrowsworth by Alison Sweeney is a wonderfully-written, moving story about an older woman’s grueling struggle to find a job and stability in her life. For three years, Rachel has filled out hundreds of applications but her job search has been futile. At fifty-six, interviewers only look at her greying hair and deem her incapable of fitting into the fast-paced corporate culture. Rachel forges strong friendships with a group of women who band together and cheer each other on. After battling drug addiction, Leah finds solace in her friendship with Rachel and the other women. Rima and her family are Syrian immigrants struggling to move forward from their painful past. Lin, who is of Malaysian descent, struggles to find a job despite having a degree.

Alison Sweeney paints a beautiful portrait of the friendship between the women. I enjoyed each character including Rachel’s supportive best friend and celebrated their wins. I felt like I was there right there along with them and was moved by each of their losses. I appreciated that the story tackles significant issues including the rising numbers of older unemployed women facing homelessness in Australia. The story also brilliantly covers the sacrifices and challenges caregivers face when caring for older family members through Rachel and her mother’s relationship. It also tackles domestic violence with sensitivity and includes important advice. The Quiet Triumph of Rachel Farrowsworth is an amazing story with timely lessons. It is told through endearing characters and is highly recommended to all readers.