The Love Child (Hardback)Rachel Hore (author)
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One young mother's ultimate sacrifice. One child's desperate search to uncover the truth . . .
When seventeen-year-old Alice falls pregnant, she is forced by her father and stepmother to give up the baby. She simply cannot be allowed to bring shame upon her family. But all Alice can think of is the small, kitten-like child she gave away, and how the father, a young soldier, so beloved, will never have the chance to know his daughter.
Meanwhile, Edith and Philip, a couple unable to have children of their own, secretly adopt a baby girl, Irene, given up by a young unmarried mother. Irene grows up knowing that she is different from other children but no one will tell her the full truth.
As two extraordinary stories intertwine across two decades, will secrets long-buried at last come to light?
'Compelling, engrossing and moving; a perfect holiday indulgence' SANTA MONTEFIORE
`Fascinating, hugely readable' JUDY FINNIGAN
`An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets' Telegraph
`A tender and thoughtful tale' Sunday Mirror
`Plenty of delicious detail and a satisfying mystery at its heart' woman&home
'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian
`Another of this year's top offerings' Daily Mail
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm