To protect her secrets, a woman refuses to acknowledge the child she left behind fifty years ago and a half a world away.

Claire is a successful Southern California woman looking for her birth mother in Ireland, who in the 60s fell victim to the cruelty and arrogance of the Catholic Church's disregard for women caught in an unwanted pregnancy.

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Claire travels halfway across the globe from Southern California to Ireland to find the reasons Norah, her biological mother, gave her up. Norah is equally determined to avoid revisiting the painful time in her life and the devastating decision she was forced to make. Even with a loving husband and family, she still carries the shame of her mistakes.

Claire’s presence fifty years later is the engine for the confrontations to come. Neighbors Norah had known forever recognized Claire’s resemblance to a sister she never knew she had. Norah must face the man who fathered her two daughters, and decide to either hold the secrets that embittered her or release them for the shame that will surely mark her.

An emotional story that delves into the true meaning of family, sisterhood and secrets. Perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher’s The Silent Wife and Hannah Beckerman’s If Only I Could Tell You.

Genre: Fiction
Tag: New Release
Publisher: Top Reads Publishing
Publication Year: 2022
ISBN: 9781970107296
List Price: 16.99
eBook Price: 4.99
"A poignant story, beautifully told. Reminiscent of the novels of Maeve Binchy, this book will sweep you up and enthrall you until the very last line."
– Diane Haeger, bestselling author of Courtesan
"Gorgeously descriptive and unforgettably moving, Baker’s novel is a wondrous journey of the heart."
– Candi Sary, author of Magdalena
“Birthright will find a welcome place in any library strong in stories of mother/daughter relationships, Irish culture, and the special conundrums faced by adult children who seek answers to the decisions their birth parents made.”
– Diane Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"Intense and emotional, Jeanette Baker’s Birthright is a highly readable story of two women, closely tied but worlds apart. It’s a tale of secrets and sacrifices, heartbreak and love, and a search for truth. A must read!"
– Mariah Stewart, NYT Bestselling Author
“Jeanette Baker’s award winning novels have earned her a place in the paranormal genre beside giants such as Barbara Erskine and Kristin Hannah. Now she brings her unique writing style and compelling characters to the stage of contemporary Ireland, sharing a world as alluring as its secrets are opaque.”
– Lauren Royal, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
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