The Daughter’s Secret by Eva Holland

Stephanie chose to lie to her parents and run away with her teacher when she was fifteen and hasn't talked honestly about it since. Now he's being released from prison years earlier than planned. She moves back home after a rough few weeks but Ros (her mum) doesn't want to break the news whilst her... Continue Reading →

Recipes for Melissa by Teresa Driscoll

Melissa receives a book from her mother (Eleanor) after not seeing her for 17 years. It's a recipe book that also contains letters and photographs started when Melissa was only eight years old. It's written like a journal allowing Melissa to understand her mother's reasons for not telling her the truth about her cancer. The... Continue Reading →

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Anna is an American living in Switzerland with her husband and three children. Anna always seems to not quite fit into Switzerland, despite living there for nine years. Not speaking the same language as her family doesn't help that, but neither does Anna's passive attitude towards making friends. Anna fills her time learning German, going... Continue Reading →

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