A Mother's Secret: A beautiful, heartbreaking novel of love, loss and hidden tragedy
- Publish Date: 2016-04-05
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Renita D'Silva
What if you discovered that everything you knew about yourself was a lie?
When pregnant Jaya loses her mother, then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to look for answers to the enigma of her lonely, distant mother, and her mysterious past in India.
Looking through her mothers belongings, she finds two diaries and old photographs, carrying the smoky aroma of fire. A young boy smiles out at Jaya from every photograph and in one, a family stand proudly in front of a sprawling mansion. Who is this child? And why did her mother treasure this memento of a regal family lost to the past?
As Jaya starts to read the diaries, their secrets lead her back to India, to the ruin of a once grand house on a hill. There, Kali, a mad old lady, will unlock the story of a devastating lie and a fire that tore a family apart.
Nothing though will prepare Jaya for the houses final revelation, which will change everything Jaya knew about herself.
If you enjoy Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Santa Montefiore, you will love this unforgettable journey through the lush landscape of India to the heart of what it means to be a mother and daughter.
What everyone is saying about A Mothers Secret:
I loved this book, the descriptions of India, the mansion, the food and the people are swoon worthy. And the characters are so real, so believable, so frail and fraught with their own mistakes, I felt like I was an observer, watching real people as I read this book. For the Love of Books
5 out of 5 starsI read it in one shot because I couldnt bear to stopwhat I can promise you is that it is a great readA book that was an absolute pleasure to read. Any Excuse to Read
Beautifully written . . . Renita DSilva skilfully weaves an enthralling tale . . . In so doing, she manages to seamlessly incorporate love, betrayal, disappointment, heartbreak, deceit and victory. This is a wonderful, evocative story that readers will easily embrace and enjoy. Jans Book Buzz
I was hooked...I absolutely adored this bookThis won my heart5*. Lauras Book Blog Corner
From the very beginning A Mothers Secret by Renita DSilva has rightfully bagged its place in my list of favourite booksThe character development is phenomenal and these are characters that will remain etched in my memory for a long timeDSilva weaves magic with her wordsTo say that DSilva is a brilliant writer would not be an exaggerationThere were times during the course of the story that I became aware of goosebumps on my skin because of the very raw emotionswonderful Indian Fiction for You