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A Family Secret by Josephine Cox
  

A Family Secret

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This latest novel from Josephine Cox gets straight to the heart of family life and the dramas that surround them. What begins as a gentle, seaside holiday in Blackpool with friends soon becomes a distant, cherished memory for Marie. A time when life was happy and simpler made up of a loving family and good friends. Yet as time moves on all is shattered and Marie is forced to live with the consequences of one moment that would change her life forever. Years later she returns to Blackpool to try and mend the ill she has done and finally admit to the terrible secret she’s been harbouring for many years. There is much at stake but she feels that the time has come and the truth must be heard.

With the wonderful nostalgic setting of 1970’s Blackpool, Cox pulls at the heartstrings as we get to know and love the wonderful, gentle characters throughout and live through their highs and lows until she brings us to the climax of the story. Will Marie lose everything that she has come to love or will her revelations bring her the peace and acceptance she so desperately craves? Fans of Josephine Cox will love this new family drama. ~ Shelley Fallows

If you like Josephine Cox you might also like to read books by Catherine Cookson, Elizabeth Noble and Lesley Pearse.

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Synopsis

A Family Secret by Josephine Cox

The new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Josephine Cox - the master storyteller.

Sometimes you just need the courage to tell the truth…

Although she's surrounded by a loving family, Marie feels lost: living with a lie can be very lonely. Marie has been carrying a secret for years, one that could ruin the lives of those she loves most, and the guilt she feels weighs heavily.

Her granddaughter, Cathy, is a most cheerful young woman, and in the first flush of love. The secret Marie is about to tell her will not only change her future but rewrite her past. Cathy now has a dangerous choice to make that could change her life forever.

As far as everyone can see Cathy's future sister-in-law, Beth, has a happy life and a good marriage, but she's heartbreakingly sad. One day, perhaps she’ll be brave enough to speak out and run away…

Secrets at the heart of a family can last a lifetime… but it’s the love of a family that can set you free.

Reviews

Praise for Blood Brothers:

'Thanks to her near faultless writing, sympathies will lurch from one character to another, and as events reach their dramatic conclusion readers will find it impossible to tear themselves away. News of the World

'Another hit for Josephine Cox' Sunday Express

Praise for Josephine Cox's previous novels:

'Cox's talent as storyteller never lets you escape the spell' Daily Mail

'Another masterpiece' Best

'Another beautifully spun family epic' Scottish Daily Echo

'A born storyteller' Bedfordshire Times

'A surefire winner' Woman's Weekly

About the Author

Josephine Cox

Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the 'Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.

Josephine has now given up teaching in order to write full time. She says 'I love writing, both recreating scenes and characters from my past, together with new storylines which mingle naturally with the old. I could never imagine a single day without writing, and it's been that way since as far back as I can remember.'

Josephine Cox was given a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Romantic Novelists Association in March 2011. At the awards ceremony Cox said: "I am thrilled and delighted to be receiving such a prestigious award. It's something I never expected and I would like to thank all those concerned for thinking I am deserving of it."

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Publication date

12th January 2017

Author

Josephine Cox

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9780007420001

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