Catrin survives by denying her past. Her marriage is in crisis. She has devoted herself for eighteen years to bringing up her adopted Deaf daughter, Bethan. She is unaware that her life is about to be shattered by the appearance of the woman she has been told is dead, Bethan’s birth mother, Elizabeth. Catrin is devastated. How will Bethan react? Why has Elizabeth hidden away all these years?
Slowly and painfully, Catrin is forced to examine the web of lies and secrets from her past, the unexplained death of her ‘golden brother’, the truths about her alcoholic mother and the relationships she has now with her father and husband.
Hidden Chapters is an optimistic novel about the hope and the courage each of us can find within ourselves to own our past and take control of the next chapter of our lives.
Praise for Mary Grand’s writing:
Free to Be Tegan
‘Strong writing, insights, and secrets most of us do not understand flow from the pages of this readable novel.’ Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp,
Catching the Light
‘Her prose had to be … the most elegant and clear I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.’ Author Philip D Curwood
The novel is set on the picturesque Welsh Gower Peninsula, where Worm’s Head is a tidal island off Rhossili Bay. The stunning location create a spectacular setting for this compelling family drama.
Mary Grand’s writing has been compared to Kate Atkinson, Adele Parks, Maeve Binchy and Diane Chamberlain (author of The Silent Sister), amongst popular contemporary women’s authors.