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The Long Way Home

By Jeanne Whitmee

Nothing can replace a mother’s love…

The cruel betrayal of the man she loves forces Marie O’Connor to make the heartbreaking decision to give up her twin daughters at birth. And so begin Leah and Sarah’s personal stories.

Separated from one another a mere few days after their birth, the two girls reach adulthood unaware of a twin sister and their tragic background. Shifted from one foster home to another, Leah is finally brought up by misguided parents trying to replace the loss of their own daughter. And Sarah is adopted by an adoring couple who smother her with love.

But neither girl feels she truly belongs.

Then – after an explosive row – the rebellious Leah is sent packing. Realising what she has been missing all along, Leah leaves home, determined to find her natural mother and uncover her past.

Meanwhile, Marie has picked up the tattered threads of her life and achieved a successful career running a chain of hotels on the South-East coast. But hardly a day goes past by without her thinking of her lost little girls.

It is not until the past and present come together in one terrifying moment of reckoning, that Marie and her daughters are free to share the love they have so long denied. But with all three women being strangers, can they trust one another to put the past behind and become a family?

A gripping and moving story, The Long Way Home tells of the loyalty between friends and families and the depth of a mother’s love for her children.

About the author…

Jeanne Whitmee began her career as an actress. After her marriage and a period spent as a teacher of speech and drama, she achieved a lifelong ambition to become a professional writer. She worked for some years as a freelance writer for popular women’s magazines, writing short stories, serials and, at one time, a weekly column. To date she has published more than thirty novels under various pseudonyms. Jeanne Whitmee has two married daughters and four grandchildren and now lives with her husband in Cambridgeshire.

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