Published: 28/04/2015
ISBN: 9781784621575
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After various jobs ranging from veterinary nurse to P A for a fabric designer, I was sent by an agency to a firm of accountants specializing in Insolvency work, where I still work. I eventually found ... read more

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Unwanted Truths
by Tricia Haddon

Family secrets – we all have them. But some are more devastating than others…

Jenny Porter knows the name of every capital city in the world, but that doesn’t mean she has all the answers. When she discovers she is adopted, she has nobody to turn to and, unable to trust her parents or talk to her friends, she buries her feelings.

A few years later, Jenny is happily married. She doesn’t love her husband, but she likes him enough to make the marriage work and raise a family. After the death of her parents, she finds herself reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Martin Barretti, and suddenly everything begins to unravel…

Jenny and Martin begin a passionate affair and make the difficult decisions to leave their families and spend the rest of their lives together. Now living with the love of her life, Jenny decides to use the change in adoption law to find information about her birth family and is horrified to discover the truth.

Will Jenny tell Martin what she discovered and risk their future falling apart?
Or will she do as her adopted mother did years before, and keep her secret?

Unwanted Truths is a captivating novel that delves into the emotions and issues involved in adoption, touching on the change in British society from the repressive 1950s to the liberal 1970s/80s. Set mainly in Brighton, East Sussex and London, it is a gripping read for fans of contemporary fiction and romance novels with a twist.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of growing up in the Brighton area through the 1950s to the 1980s invoking long forgotten memories of places and a way of life that now seems like a foreign country. Tricia has captured the essence of the time and attitudes to things like single parents, adoption and adultery through the eyes of her very believable characters. An excellent first novel and I hope not her last.

by Mrs M Knight


This is an intriguing, multi layered book which gradually builds up a fully rounded picture of the main character, Jenny, and the friends and family who populate her life. Great delicacy is shown in placing them in place and time, so that as the action moves forward over 30 years the different attitudes and behaviour of each era are informing the story, not overwhelming it. Although Jenny is a sympathetic character, we see her darker side too, which makes her all the more human and real. I was swiftly drawn into Jenny's world and enjoyed it right through to the fascinating, and unforeseen, ending.

by Christine Cook


Fantastic read from beginning to end with an unbelievable ending.
A must read. Brilliant. You won't want to put it down when you start reading.

by Jacqueline Whelan


This was a fascinating read for me as grew up in the area the book is set in and it brought back many memories of the 50s and 60s in particular. A real added bonus was the well written narrative and the fully rounded characters. The main character, Jenny, was, with all her flaws and failings, thoroughly believable and the development of the storyline kept me completely involved. The post war years and the period up to the 1980s was a time of incredible social and economic change, and this book reflects the shifting of attitudes regarding illegitimacy, relationships and women's place in society.

by A. Bridle


This is an intriguing, multi layered book which gradually builds up a fully rounded picture of the main character, Jenny, and the friends and family who populate her life. Great delicacy is shown in placing them in place and time, so that as the action moves forward over 30 years the different attitudes and behaviour of each era are informing the story, not overwhelming it. Although Jenny is a sympathetic character, we see her darker side too, which makes her all the more human and real. I was swiftly drawn into Jenny's world and enjoyed it right through to the fascinating, and unforeseen, ending.

by Christine Cook


Unwanted Truths is a beautifully written book. The intriguing plot is laced with interesting facts about Brighton, Hove and the surrounding countryside. I found the time period interesting with references to ordinary events that have taken place over that last twenty five years. Tricia Haddon writes with confidence, giving the reader an insight into the expectations of the times through the eyes or ordinary lives.
With building suspense and intrigue, secrets emerge throughout the novel, but the best kept secret is kept for the end.
Unwanted Truths is a recommended read. I will definitely be reading more from Tricia Haddon.

by Kevin Marsh


 

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