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Her Mother's Secret

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781786483416

Price: £20.99

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‘A beautifully written story of loss and love, Her Mother’s Secret is Rosanna Ley at her best’ My Weekly

‘Sun-soaked escapism’ Best

‘The ultimate feel-good read’ Candis

For many years Colette has avoided returning to her homeland – the magical island of Belle-Île-en-Mer in Southern Brittany – afraid to confront the painful memories she left behind. She is living on the Cornish coast when she hears about her mother Thea’s failing health and realises that the time has come for her to go home. But can Colette ever forgive Thea for what she has done?

Despite Colette’s wariness, romantic Belle-Île still fascinates her. She takes on the running of her mother’s flower shop and makes friends with Élodie from the Old Lighthouse where Thea once worked as a nanny and with the enigmatic Étienne who shares Colette’s mixed feelings about the island. As Thea opens up to her for the first time, Colette finds herself softening and being drawn back into the landscape of her past. But can Belle-Île also be a part of her future?

The ghosts of that past still linger. What happened all those years ago and how did it cause the rift between mother and daughter? It becomes clear that the beauty of Belle-Île hides a devastating family secret – one that Colette is determined to unravel at any cost.

Readers love Her Mother’s Secret

‘A magical escape’ 5* reader review

‘Another jewel of a read from Rosanna Ley’ 5* reader review

A real emotional journey with surprising twists and turns’ 5* reader review

‘Ley is a master storyteller’ 5* reader review

‘A truly heart-breaking, heart-warming story’ 5* reader review

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A wonderfully descriptive and beautifully crafted tale about love, life and second chances, all with a gorgeous escapist setting. The perfect holiday companion
Heat on The Little Theatre by the Sea
Sun-soaked escapism
Best on The Little Theatre by the Sea
The ultimate feel-good read, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming
Candis on The Little Theatre by the Sea
Reading it will make you want to jump on the first flight out to Sardinia
Hello on The Little Theatre by the Sea
Holiday romance at its most evocative and escapist
The Lady on Little Theatre by the Sea
A beautifully written story of loss and love, Her Mother's Secret is Rosanna Ley at her best
My Weekly
Her Mother's Secret is the ideal sunshine escape, a moving and magical story brimming with rich, lyrical descriptions
Lancashire Evening Post
Beautifully written and gently captivating
A beautiful holiday read
An immersive holiday read that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses, a quiet spot and a long drink
Dorset Echo