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A powerful novel exploring motherhood, adoption, and family secrets
The beautifully told story of a family haunted by ghosts from the past.


Summer 1994

With a glittering future as an architect ahead of him, golden child Aled mysteriously dies on Worm’s Head, a tidal island at the dramatic Rhossili Bay on the Welsh Gower Peninsula

Summer 2012

Catrin, Aled’s sister, returns to The Dragon House for the first time since his death with Bethan, her adopted daughter who is Deaf. They join family for a memorial service to Aled to prepare the house for sale. She longs to put the past behind her.
However, the web of lies and secrets which have been spun by her father and others slowly starts to unravel. Catrin, facing a crisis in her marriage, discovers that she must face this past if she is to heal and take control of her future.
Elizabeth, Bethan’s wealthy birth mother, has hidden her past. Crisis in her life prompts her to attend the memorial and see her birth daughter Bethan for the first time. Her arrival sends shock waves through the family.
Hidden Chapters is an optimistic story of the hope and the courage each of us can find within ourselves to own our past and take control of the next chapter of our lives

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Mary Grand2

I was born in Cardiff and have retained a deep love for my Welsh roots. I worked as a nursery teacher in London and later taught Deaf children in Croydon and Hastings.
I now live on the beautiful Isle of Wight with my husband, where I walk my cocker spaniel Pepper and write. I have two grown up children.
Free to Be Tegan‘ was my debut novel. The second ‘Hidden Chapters’ is set on the spectacular Gower Peninsula. I have also published a short book of short stories ‘Catching the Light’.

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Directs fictional destinies. Living on the edge of a wonderful Georgian city. Addicted to Arthurian legend, good wine, and rock music. Writes...mostly about love

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