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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson

Spilt MilkSpilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Secrets that can't be laid to rest.
That statement was in the blurb. And as you read on you discover there are many secrets.

We span the time from 1913 to 1939

Birdie finds herself pregnant, and wanting to put her new born daughter up for adoption opens a whole can of worms.

This book has me turning page after page today.

Amanda Hodgkinson is one of the authors I discovered recently, so I was thrilled to be granted to read this complimentary book from Penguin Books (UK)via Net Galley.

You too will enjoy this book.

The eagerly anticipated new historical novel from the author of 22 Britannia Road: a novel about sisterhood, motherhood, and secrets that cannot be laid to rest.

1913. Unmarried sisters Nellie and Vivian Marsh live an impoverished existence in a tiny cottage on the banks of the Little River in Suffolk. Their life is quiet and predictable, until a sudden flood throws up a strange fish on their doorstep and a travelling man who will change them forever.

1939. Eighteen year old Birdie Farr is working as a barmaid in the family pub in London. When she realises she is pregnant she turns to her mother Nellie, who asks her sister to arrange an adoption for Birdie's new born daughter. But as the years pass Birdie discovers she cannot escape the Marsh sisters' shadowy past - and her own troubling obsession with finding her lost daughter will have deep consequences for all of them.


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