My Mother's Shadow by Nikola Scott is the enthralling, heartbreaking and mysterious story of a lost child, a mother's secret, and one golden summer that changed a woman's life for ever...If you love the novels of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore you will love My Mother's Shadow. It is 1958. Elizabeth is sent away from her quiet terraced suburb to the beautiful, rambling Hartland House on the Sussex coast, to be spared her dying mother's final days. An idyllic, sunny summer follows amongst kind new friends in this glorious setting.
A lovely but innocent girl, Elizabeth is ready to fall in love, and there is no one to warn her that her dreams are dangerously naive. Decades later, Elizabeth's adult daughter Addie is stunned when a stranger on the doorstep announces that they share a mother. Addie doesn't believe it. Then she asks her father if it's true, and learns that everything she's been told about her early life is a lie. Addie and her new sister Phoebe are at the start of an astonishing journey back to a time of fallen women, domineering fathers and scandalous gossip. They are about to discover the extraordinary truth about their mother...
About the Author
Nikola Scott was born and raised in Germany and studied at university there. Having been obsessed with books from a young age, Nikola moved to New York City after her Master's degree to begin her first job in book publishing - a career in which she could fully indulge her love of fiction. She spent ten years working in publishing in New York and then in London, editing other people's books, before she decided to take the leap into becoming a full-time writer herself. She now lives in Germany with her husband.
Poignant -- www.bookphace.blogspot.co.uk A beautiful, heartwarming and at times a gut-wrenching story...would highly recommend -- www.broadbeansbooks.wordpress.com An intriguing book of family drama, with a little bit of mystery between the pages... A perfect read for my recent holiday... Nikola Scott writes beautifully with vivid descriptions -- www.myreadingcorner.co.uk This novel absolutely blew me away! It had me gripped from the start and is loaded with scenes that pull at the heart strings... An incredible debut novel -- 5 stars, www.annebonnybookreviews.com Absolutely captivating -- www.josbookblog.co.uk I just couldn't put it down... A fascinating mix of history, family secrets and self discovery... A stunning read and I can't wait to read more from this author' -- www.booksandme.co.uk Delightful...Beautifully written and hugely enjoyable * The People * Compelling, atmospheric and beautifully written...trembles with family secrets. I adored it -- Victoria Fox A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose -- Erin Kelly Beautifully written * Daily Mail * An emotional and involving story * Woman & Home * A compelling family story... beautifully written... evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s -- Sheila O'Flanagan A delightful debut about family and secrets * Prima * An intriguing twisting story with a lush opening and beautifully descriptive writing throughout. I loved it -- Dinah Jefferies, author of THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant * Fabulous *
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th May 2017
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1