Format: Print Length
Publisher: Rebecca Gregson (December 1, 2012)
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Size: 5.7 MB
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Judy Astley says : " I completely loved it."
As a mother on the brink of an empty nest, Maggie Day subconsciously makes herself as indispensable as possible. Nurse, babysitter, counsellor, taxi cab or bank, her need to be needed drives her family crazy, if not away.
It's too easy to blame her unconventional childhood so no-one does. The fifth of five daughters, she was adopted at birth by a childless aunt and raised as a cousin to her four sisters. The truth spilled out but the questions have never been asked. Why was she not wanted enough by her natural parents? Was she a surrogate baby or just one girl too many? Exactly who did who the favour?
Approaching fifty, Maggie pushes a sense of not being quite good enough to the far reaches of her mind. Then one sister dies and leaves her a box of private diaries. Piecing together her birth mother's inner life, she stumbles across an extraordinary secret. She was not the only baby to be given away...