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When a naïve encounter at a coronation party leaves sixteen-year-old Janet Slater pregnant, there’s no question in her scandalized parents’ minds of her keeping the baby. Bundled off to a home for unmarried mothers in South London, Janet is about to face the hardest moment of her sheltered life alone. Forced to give her tiny daughter up for adoption, Janet promises her that one day, come what may, she’ll find her.

In the years that follow, it seems that however hard Janet tries, it is a promise that is impossible to keep. Nonetheless, she builds her life around her secret, and Paula, her lost daughter, is never far from her thoughts. Finally, her searching pays off, and the road to their longed-for reunion seems clear—but then a new shadow falls across the fragile happiness of both their lives.

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  • “Nadia May excels in just this type of light romantic story, and brings all her skills to the fore…Her strong and not always nice women take on clear lives and personalities even beyond the text.”


  • “Semi-voiced by the expert May, this unabridged romance is not sexually explicit [and] doesn’t glorify single motherhood…It does lead the hearer to an extraordinary number of peaks and valleys experienced by mother and daughter.” 


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Monica | 9/23/2012

    " I actually give this only 2 1/2 but 1/2 aren't available. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alexandria | 4/15/2012

    " An easy and quick read however boring and repetitious at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon anne vella | 10/8/2008

    " a nice story of a girl who is pregnant at sixteen and forced to give her child up for adoption; her constant perseverance to try and find her daughter; the feelings of trust, friendship and mother/daughter relationship have to be built from scratch. "

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About the Author

Dee Williams is a teacher and sustainability advocate. She is the co-owner of Portland Alternative Dwellings (www.padtinyhouses.com), where she leads workshops focused on tiny houses, green building, and community design. Her story has been featured on Good Morning America and NBC Nightly News, and on NPR, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, and CBC. She has also been profiled or featured in hundreds of online blogs and articles, and in print media including Time, the New York Times, and Der Spiegel. Williams lives in Olympia, Washington, with an overly ambitious Australian shepherd, in the shadow of the house of dear friends.