The Heart Beats in Secret (Hardback)
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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 04/04/2019
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Scotland, 1940
In a house on the east coast, Jane faces motherhood alone. With her husband away at war, there is no one to protect her from small town suspicions and she must learn to keep her secrets to herself.

Three decades later her daughter Felicity leaves their life behind for Montreal, glad to flee the unknowns that have plagued her so far. But her personal battles are nothing compared to the unrest here, where a commune in rural Quebec and a child of her own might be her saviours.

The child grows up to be Pidge, a woman surprised to find that she will inherit her grandmother's Scottish house, yet curious about the ingredients that make up a family's history. Amidst the flying feathers of the wild goose that stalks the kitchen, Pidge will find unexpected answers to the questions that have beset these women through the years.

The Heart Beats in Secret is a powerful story of three women and the secrets and bonds that have defined them. It explores the wilderness of the heart, the secrets concealed with every beat and the many ways it is possible to be a mother.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008288044
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Textured and beautiful. Katie Munnik has a voice full of quiet passion and poetry' Kate Hamer

'Munnik unfurls her story in quiet, reflective prose, but there is much to enjoy along the way' Town and Country

'[A] powerful, multi-generational novel ... full of secrets, stories and discoveries' Prima

'Beautifully written and moving' Woman's Own

'The Heart Beats in Secret is a spacious and yet densely woven work ... beautifully written' The Cardiff Review

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“Three generations of women and hidden secrets....”

The story spans three generations of women in same family from small village in Scotland to Canada. It explores the power of keeping secrets, being a mother and having no control over how your heart acts when it comes... More

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“Great debut novel!”

I loved this book! Katie Munnik demonstrates her great talent for storytelling with this page-turner of a novel. Set across generations and continents, she skilfully leads the reader through the many ways of being a... More

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“A beautiful read”

Love is integral to this powerful story written in peaceful and descriptive prose. It is a novel that forces you to slow down and embrace the descriptions of wilderness and of the stories that all of the characters... More

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