Her Mother's Secret

  • by Natasha Lester
  • Narrated by Edwina Wren
  • 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

England, 1918. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora's life. Rather than secretly making cosmetics in her father's chemist shop to sell to army nurses such as Joan, her adventurous Australian friend, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead, Spanish flu arrives in the village, claiming her father's life. Determined to start over, she boards a ship to New York City. On the way she meets debonair department store heir Everett Forsyth.... In Manhattan, Leo works hard to make her cosmetics dream come true, but she's a woman alone with a small salary and a society that deems make-up scandalous.
New York City, 1949. Everett's daughter, Alice, a promising ballerina, receives a mysterious letter inviting her to star in a series of advertisements for a cosmetics line. If she accepts she will be immortalized like dancers such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Ginger Rogers. Why, then, are her parents so quick to forbid it?
Her Mother's Secret is the story of a brave young woman chasing a dream in the face of society's disapproval.


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Could not put this book down. Beautifully read, and will us her again. Will also need to re-read it in a short while. Thanks.
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- Jean

A truly lovely story

This was beautifully narrated and a delightful love story. If you fancy a gentle story with a feel good factor then this is the one for you
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- Lisa Bennett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios