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Her Mother's Secret

Rosanna Ley

8 Reviews

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Holidays & seasonal interest, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance, Historical romance

Escape to the heart of beautiful, sun-drenched Brittany with the bestselling author of The Villa and The Little Theatre by the Sea. The perfect treat for fans of Santa Montefiore and Veronica Henry.

Escape to the heart of enchanting Brittany with the bestselling author of The Villa and The Little Theatre by the Sea. The perfect treat for fans of Santa Montefiore and Veronica Henry.

For many years Colette has avoided returning to her homeland - the magical island of Belle-Ile-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-Ile still fascinates her. She takes on the running of her mother's flower shop and makes friends with Elodie from the Old Lighthouse where Thea once worked as a nanny and with the enigmatic Etienne 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-Ile 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-Ile hides a devastating family secret - one that Colette is determined to unravel at any cost.

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

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Praise for Her Mother's Secret

  • A beautiful holiday read - Candis

  • Beautifully written and gently captivating - Heat

  • Her Mother's Secret is the ideal sunshine escape, a moving and magical story brimming with rich, lyrical descriptions - Lancashire Evening Post

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

  • An immersive holiday read that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses, a quiet spot and a long drink - Dorset Echo

  • 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

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Rosanna Ley

Rosanna Ley works as a creative tutor and has written many articles and stories for national magazines. Her writing holidays and retreats take place in stunning locations in Spain and Italy. When she is not travelling, Rosanna lives in West Dorset by the sea.