If you have read and enjoyed ‘A Mother’s Wish‘, written by one of the best historical romance saga authors, Dilly Court, then be sure to pre-order her latest book, ‘A Mother’s Secret’, due for release in November 2010.
Even if you have never read any of Dilly’s work before, if you like a good saga, then ‘A Mother’s Secret’, is sure not to disappoint. Her feisty, believable characters, never fail to leap from the pages and her heroines all have great strength of character, tempered with an emotion that is almost palpable.
Synopsis of: – ‘A Mother’s Secret’
When seventeen-year-old Belinda Phillips falls in love with a handsome Anglo-Indian officer, she knows that he is a man she can never hope to marry. When he is reported missing, believed killed in action, Belinda discovers that she is pregnant. Facing disgrace and ruin, she has no option other than to accept an arranged marriage with a middle-aged widower, knowing she must keep the secret of her child’s birth for ever. Reluctantly she sends her beloved daughter to a foster mother in Cripplegate, little realising she has entrusted Cassy’s care to Biddy Henchard, a woman who runs a notorious baby farm in an area full of poverty and disease. Despite her terrible upbringing, Cassy survives the old woman’s cruel neglect. All the while she dreams of a mother she has never known, hoping she will come and save her from her dreadful fate. But when Biddy dies suddenly, ten-year-old Cassy finds herself destitute and with little hope of ever finding the mother she so longs for…
About the author
Dilly Court grew up in North-East London, but now lives in Dorset, with her husband.
She was very much influenced in her writings as a child by Enid Blyton and her imaginary friends set out on many adventures in her various stories and plays, to the amusement of her family and friends.
Her early career, was as a secretary to a commercial television company, where she then progressed to become a copy writer for television advertising.
She gave up her career to raise her children, and now that they are grown up with families of their own, she has time for her prolific writing career and her many and varied hobbies and pastimes, which all show the true family character that is … Dilly Court.