This seems like an ambitious novel and goes along with my recent British theme. I am normally interested in all things Brit but I’m especially enthralled now as a trip to the United Kingdom is on my 2022 agenda. Expect to see more books from English authors in this space.
About the Book
Two generations from one family face heartbreak and injustice in this poignant and emotional novel inspired by true events. For readers of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdad Sings.
Married to her dream man, and with a baby on the way, Dr Mia Sato’s life is in perfect order.
When her beloved grandmother has a fall, the photograph clutched in her hand prompts Mia to ask questions her grandmother isn’t willing to answer. Then she cries out a confession that rocks Mia to her core and leads her to make a shocking discovery of a past filled with lies, broken families and forced child migration.
Mary Roberts is a poor gutter child living in a council house in 1950’s London. When she and her sister are given away to an orphanage by their mother, they could hardly imagine the turn their lives were about to take.
Harry Evans is an orphan who finds himself with Mary and her sister on a ship bound for Australia. To a farm for children, where abuse and neglect are rife. A journey that will change their lives forever, and from which they’ll never return.
Based on one of Britain’s most secret and shameful real-life scandals in which over 100,000 British children were forcibly deported to Canada, South Africa, and Australia over several decades. Lilly Mirren’s heartbreaking, captivating and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us that no matter where the journey leads us, our hearts will always find their way home to those we love.
About the Author
Lilly Mirren is a USA Today Bestselling author. She lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and three children.
She always dreamed of being a writer and is now living that dream. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her children, doing housework or spending time with friends.
Her books combine heartwarming storylines with achingly realistic characters readers can’t get enough of. Her debut series, The Waratah Inn, set in the delightful Cabarita Beach, hit the USA Today Bestseller list and since then, has touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers across the globe.
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