A heart-rending and absorbing story about motherhood, forbidden love, long-buried secrets, sacrifice and forgiveness - for fans of family dramas and ITV's Long Lost Family.
'A tender and heart-breaking story with a shocking family secret at its centre...I was weeping happy tears at the end' Saskia Sarginson
One crisp and bright Mothering Sunday, Alexandra Abbott's now elderly mother, Elizabeth, reveals a secret that she has kept buried for over 50 years...
April 1963: Aspiring artist Kitty Campbell has recently given birth to her first child in a mother and baby home. Kitty is to give her baby away for adoption but, when the day comes, she can't bring herself to part with her tiny daughter.
In desperation, Kitty flees. She stops at a tea shop to feed her hungry baby and meets the owner, Bet - a mother with her own heartache to bear. But Bet is kind to Kitty, holding the baby and offering a listening ear.
Then Kitty makes a decision that will change all their lives for ever. Several decades later, can the truth from that day finally right the past and bring a mother and daughter together?
A heart-rending family drama perfect for fans of Fern Britten, Rachel Hore and Dilly Court.
"Full of insight and wisdom, Mothering Sunday is an inspirational story with uplifting messages about family love, belonging and second chances... the perfect gift for your own special mum" Lancashire Post
Mothering Sunday is a tender and heart-breaking story with a shocking family secret at its centre. As this compelling novel unfolds, it asks the question: what does it really mean to be a mother? Sara James writes beautifully, with warmth and humanity - I was weeping happy tears at the end