A Mother s Secret

Author: Renita D'Silva
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751936
Format: PDF
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What if you discovered that everything you knew about yourself was a lie? When pregnant Jaya loses her mother, then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to search for answers – to the enigma of her lonely, distant mother, and her mysterious past in India. Looking through her mother’s belongings, she finds two diaries and old photographs, carrying the smoky aroma of fire. A young boy smiles out at Jaya from every photograph – and in one, a family stand proudly in front of a sprawling mansion. Who is this child? And why did her mother treasure this memento of a regal family lost to the past? As Jaya starts to read the diaries, their secrets lead her back to India, to the ruin of a once grand house on a hill. There, Kali, a mad old lady, will unlock the story of a devastating lie and a fire that tore a family apart. Nothing though will prepare Jaya for the house’s final revelation, which will change everything Jaya knew about herself. If you enjoy Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Santa Montefiore, you will love this unforgettable journey through the lush landscape of India to the heart of what it means to be a mother and daughter. What everyone is saying about A Mother’s Secret: ‘5 out of 5 stars…I read it in one shot because I couldn’t bear to stop…what I can promise you is that it is a great read…A book that was an absolute pleasure to read.’ Any Excuse to Read ‘I loved this book, the descriptions of India, the mansion, the food and the people are swoon worthy. And the characters are so real, so believable, so frail and fraught with their own mistakes, I felt like I was an observer, watching real people as I read this book.’ For the Love of Books ‘I was hooked...I absolutely adored this book…This won my heart…5*.’ Laura’s Book Blog Corner ‘From the very beginning A Mother’s Secret by Renita D’Silva has rightfully bagged its place in my list of favourite books…The character development is phenomenal and these are characters that will remain etched in my memory for a long time…D’Silva weaves magic with her words…To say that D’Silva is a brilliant writer would not be an exaggeration…There were times during the course of the story that I became aware of goosebumps on my skin because of the very raw emotions…wonderful’ Indian Fiction for You ‘Love, loss, deceit, envy, pride, heartache …well-written, entertaining and satisfying.’ Janni B’s Books ‘Renita’s wonderful writing…radiates from the pages…an absorbing story…a story that unfolded layer by layer into what proved to be a beautifully crafted piece of writing where the author laid bare her heart and soul on every page…had me hooked throughout…a remarkable book…a feast for the senses and your imagination. I really was transported…once it caught me in its hold it didn’t let go until that jaw dropping moment near the very end that had me gasping out loud. I was beginning to wonder how all the dots as such could by joined together but the author did it with a mixture of sensitivity and flair that leaves the reader satisfied and very impressed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog ‘Beautifully written . . . Renita D’Silva skilfully weaves an enthralling tale . . . In so doing, she manages to seamlessly incorporate love, betrayal, disappointment, heartbreak, deceit and victory. This is a wonderful, evocative story that readers will easily embrace and enjoy.’ Jan’s Book Buzz

The Sugar Planter s Daughter

Author: Sharon Maas
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786810336
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A breathtaking and unforgettable story of a woman torn between her family and the man she loves. 1912, British Guiana, South America: Winnie Cox is about to marry George Quint, the love of her life. Born into a life of luxury and privilege on her father's sugar plantation, Winnie has turned against her family by choosing to be with George, a poor black postman from the slums. Winnie may be living in poverty, but she's got what sister Johanna doesn't have: a loving husband and a beautiful family. And despite Johanna running her family's sugar plantation, Winnie will always be their mother's favourite daughter, a bitter pill for Johanna to swallow. Then Winnie's son falls ill and she must travel to Venezuela desperate for a cure. With her sister away, Johanna finds herself increasingly drawn to George. But he only has eyes for Winnie. Johanna, stung by the rejection and the fragile state of her own marriage, is out for revenge, no matter how devastating the consequences. A compelling and evocative story of betrayal, temptation and buried secrets that will captivate fans of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Furnivall. What readers are saying about Sharon Maas: 'A beautifully written story of love against all the odds.' Portobello Book Blog 'A wonderful and heartrending book' Sean's Book Reviews 'A beautiful mesmerising work ... I was completely transported' Krafti Reader 'A terrific writer' Barbara Erskine 'A page-turning story, full of humanity, crossing cultures and continents, reminiscent of Andrea Levy.' Katie Fforde 'A beautiful story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness with powerful messages about love, life and learning to let things go in order to be happy.' Life With Joy 'Rich in detail and emotion and has the most beautiful and real description of loss I have ever read.' Shaz's Book Blog

The Forgotten Daughter

Author: Renita D'Silva
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1909490261
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‘You were adopted’. Three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parents' will, tear Nisha’s carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England, by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks. Now, with the scrawled address of an Indian convent begins a search for the mother and family she never knew and the awakening of childhood memories long forgotten. The secrets, culture and people that Nisha discover will change her life forever. And, as her eyes are opened to a side of herself she didn’t know existed, Nisha realizes that she must also seek answers to the hardest question of all – why? Weaving together the stories of Nisha, Shilpa and Devi, The Forgotten Daughter explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional themes of motherhood, loss and identity – ultimately asking the question of what you would do out of love for your children? Praise for Renita D’Silva ‘Renita D'Silva is a genius at evoking the sounds, sights and aromas of India. A major new talent- I can't wait for her next novel.' Linda Kavanagh ‘Renita DSilva is a wonderful author who has a natural gift at storytelling that truly impressed and awed me.’ Novel Escapes ‘Renita paints the most beautiful images with a few, perfectly chosen words’. KimTalksBooks.com

Last Kiss Goodnight

Author: Teresa Driscoll
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751839
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Be ready to sob your heart out. Laura’s Book Blog I stroked the top of my baby’s head and whispered to him gently that I would find a way. I will not let them take you… Once upon a time Kate’s life was full of love and smiles and laughter. A time where she dared to dream and hope. But then her perfect family unit is shattered in the most unthinkable way. And now Kate is silently and steadily falling apart. When she meets Martha, Kate recognizes a kindred spirit. Martha is searching for a lost love; tragedy has touched her life too. Why are they so inexplicably drawn to one another? And why are they both keeping secrets about their pasts? As Kate and Martha are forced to face the painful memories they’d each locked away, can they save each other and learn to live again? A beautifully written story full of emotion, hope and the redeeming power of love and friendship. Perfect for fans of Diane Chamberlain, Amanda Prowse and Rowan Coleman.' 'Heartbreaking...I loved it.' Read Along with Sue 'Love and loss. Secrets and lies. Pain and tragedy. Last Kiss Goodnight is full of these elements, taking you on the emotional journeys of an exceptionally well-written cast of characters in a beautiful story that is destined to stay with you long after you’ve read the final sentence.' Bookish Regards 'A story that takes you gently by the hand and leads you down a heart warming but emotional path. It is very much a story of friendship and the undying love between a mother and her child. The whole story just flows wonderfully and is beautifully written.' By The Letter Book Reviews 'An amazing read. Filled with lighter moments that will make you laugh and equally heartbreaking moments that will make you cry! ...This is a book that will stay with me for a long time.' The Book Club 'Beautifully written…highly recommend it to those who enjoy emotional, sometimes heart-breaking stories with well developed and lovable characters.' My Booklikes Blog What everyone is saying about Recipes for Melissa: ‘A deeply moving story that explores what it means to love and to be loved...You will be captivated by this emotional tale, beautifully told.’ Kate Furnivall ‘A beautifully written book, full of emotion, passion and compassion.’ Louise Douglas ‘An absolutely beautifully written book. It is heartbreaking and sad, but at the same time it is also uplifting and inspirational. Jill Loves to Read ‘A life-affirming, nostalgic, captivating tale of one mother and daughter, whose love for each other echoes throughout the years spent apart.’ Becca’s Books ‘Beautifully written…A book that will stay with me.’ Any Excuse to Read ‘A superbly written debut novel…full of heart-tugging moments, An emotional read, but a beautiful one at the same time – I look forward to future books from this author.’ Literary Week ‘You can feel the mum's pain and anguish...Such a moving book full of love for her child and her husband.’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs ‘A wonderful legacy of love from mother to daughter.’ Amanda Prowse ‘A wonderfully poignant portrayal of a mother's undying love for her daughter….A very touching tale.’ Sincerely Book Angels