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My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas and Helen Edwards' family story Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I am going to purchase this in paper back as my neighbour would love to read it. I will also recommend this book to friends as well.
It has really made me stop and think and take stock of how lucky we all are, my grandad is a twin and sadly his sister died some years ago and I saw for myself the bond they had.
I am so glad Jenny and Helen found one another and what a story
I enjoyed this book on several different levels. Firstly, I like true stories - biographies and autobiographies are my favourite genre. The contrast between the way that Helen and Jenny were raised is staggering - at totally opposite ends of the parenting spectrum. Your sympathy would naturally be with the daughter who was given away, but in this case she (Jenny) was the lucky one. Hearing them each describe their early lives in alternate chapters really accentuated the stark differences in their upbringings. How on earth did Helen survive the relentless physical and emotional abuse she received from her mother and Tommy?
This book also reminds us how attitudes to marriage and illegitimacy have changed since the middle of the last century. The immense pain, shame and heartbreak caused by childbirth out of wedlock back then ripped lives and families apart in a way that seems so alien to us all now - thankfully the stigma attached to the issue is all but dead and buried.
And the impact that war wreaks on societies and families is also clearly evident in the book - not only how enforced separation and all the associated uncertainties led to secrecy and infidelity, but also how the trauma of imprisonment and torture left some with the emotional scars and mental and behavioural disorders that plagued them for the rest of their lives.
This is a true story of the perseverance and determination of two people, cruelly separated by the circumstances surrounding their birth, to unravel all the secrets and lies they had been told, and to ultimately discover the truth about themselves and each other. A fascinating and very moving story.
they will find out more on their journey, thank you so much for sharing this story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very exciting keeps you thinking all the time,feeling sorry for Helen & Jenny although Jenny's life was wonderful compared to Helens .Published 6 days ago by yvonne malthouse
My book group found this a stilted and unsatisfying read. The story of the two sisters, told from their individual points of view, left many questions unanswered. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Friarygirl
Brilliant read to begin with great story to bring the reader in. Didn't want to put it down, start to middle however the end was predictably writtenPublished 24 days ago by Amy Chippindale
One of those books which you will not even remember after some time. Read this book when had some free time when i had to wait for something. I finished it, was not impressed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by pliumpt!
This is an amazing true story - very compelling. I could not put it downPublished 1 month ago by Mrs. E. F. Bown
First e book novel I have read and was not disappointed both a riveting and enchanting tale written with great sensitivityPublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
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