Every mother's son / Val Wood.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Bantam Press, 2014Description: 382 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780593074312.Other title: Children of fortune.Subject(s): Family secrets -- Fiction | Yorkshire (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92
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Daniel has lived his whole life with his mother, adoptive father, and his stepbrothers and sister in a small farm in Yorkshire. He has always been aware that he looks different from his blonde siblings, with his dark hair and brown eyes, and struggles to fit in. Growing up, he relies heavily on his childhood friends from the neighboring estate--Beatrice and Charles Hart--the two children of the area's most eminent and prosperous landowners. They want to help him to find out where he really comes from, and so begins an endless journey. But instead of discovering his roots, Daniel realizes his deep, but hopeless and unattainable, love for Beatrice. Looming over all of them is a secret they could never have imagined. A secret that when they arrive home could bring disaster, love, or fortune. Or all three...
"His greatest gift will be to bring their family together" --Cover.
Includes bibliographic references.
Harriet and Fletcher Tuke have worked hard to raise their children well. Daniel, the eldest son, has always accepted that his birth father died before he was born, and Fletcher has raised Daniel as his own. But as Daniel comes of age and begins to fall in love with childhood friend Beatrice Hart, he can't help but wonder about his heritage.
Harriet and Fletcher Tuke have worked hard to raise their children well. Daniel, the eldest son, has always accepted that his birth father died soon after he was born, and Fletcher has raised Daniel as his own. But as Daniel comes of age and begins to fall in love with childhood friend Beatrice Hart, he can't help but wonder about his heritage - his olive skin and dark eyes reminding him daily of the difference between him and his siblings, and between his and Beatrice's families. Meanwhile, shocking truths about Fletcher's own family line are suddenly brought to the surface, revealing a connection between the two families. Daniel's wish to learn about his bloodline takes him to Europe, where decisions about his future take shape. But will it be one he can share with Beatrice? And as Harriet hopefully awaits his return back home on the farm, she could never imagine that answers to questions about her own family are also just on the horizon.
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