The Secret Mother


Mai Ling is chasing the Chinese dream. She’s escaping to the city, seeking a new life, running away from the old customs of arranged marriage and domestic drudgery. The Secret Mother puts a face to the label Made in China. It tells the bittersweet story of a girl – like millions of others – willing to risk everything.

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Worldwide except US ebook.


You cannot fail to be moved by this story of the tenacity of a mother's love.' Deborah Swift, author


Netgalley - 75 percent gave it 4-5 stars.

For example:

"A heart wrenching novel.a page turner .How far will a mother go to be with and protect her child."

"I absolutely loved this book. It had some great characters and the contrasts of cultures between China and Manchester made it different from any other book I've read."

Author Biography

MA in creative writing from Lancaster University.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2015
  • English
  • 9780993287459
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 9.99 GBP
  • Pages: 260
  • Bookline & Thinker / Hookline Books
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 203x126 mm
  • Illustration: nil