Midwest Book Review named Spirit Unbroken a “Reviewer’s Choice” book, and says, “Spirit Unbroken: The Two Sides of Love is Alice Garlock’s recollection of trying to find her ancestral origins. A product of the intermingling of American GIs and Japanese women after World War II, Alice returns to her mother’s land in order to find the family she never knew. The tale is touching and will encourage those with estranged family to attempt to seek them as well. Spirit Unbroken is a great choice for those seeking an upbeat tale of finding home in a place so far away from it.”
Rebecca’s Reads writer Kam Aures opens her review with a recommendation: only begin reading Spirit Unbrokenwhen you have plenty of time, “because this is a book you are not going to want to put down.” Aures deems Spirit Unbroken “an emotional, heart-wrenching memoir, [that] also shows just how strong we are capable of being.” She concludes, “I highly recommend this incredible story.” Spirit Unbroken was also selected as a Featured Book at RebeccasReads.com.