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As the only child of a single parent, and with little knowledge of her father or her paternal relatives, Emily struggles with identity issues throughout her childhood. Her mother’s past and family history have always been shrouded in secrecy. Moving from Scotland to Vancouver, Emily hoped to start a new life and reinvent herself, but she unintentionally becomes estranged from her mother, Melita, during the process. The tension between Melita and her daughter that has built throughout the course of Emily’s life finally comes to the surface. Slowly, the truth about Melita’s harsh childhood growing up in Malta unravels, revealing the inevitable impact it had on Emily’s upbringing. Will the dysfunctional familial patterns remain entrenched forever? Or can Melita and Emily find a way to reconcile with the past?


Melita’s lip curled spitefully. ‘You should have thought of that when you sided with the precious Wilson family! Incidentally, you will soon become one of them and I will be left on the outside; have you thought about that?’ Overcome with hurt and anger, Emily could barely form any words. ‘Mum, if you let me down like this, I’m not sure it will be something we can recover from. I beg you to think this through and make a choice that is for the greater good of us all.’ Melita considered appeasing her daughter for all of a few seconds, but somehow she simply couldn’t bring herself to be nice. It looked like Emily was about to live the happy life she should have had. It simply wasn’t fair. Instead she looked at her daughter with a self-satisfied smirk and said, ‘I won’t be coming, Emily.’ Emily gasped, her expression a mixture of hurt and horror, as she watched her mother casually walk out of the lounge room as though what she’d said was no big deal at all. Emily felt like she had been kicked in the guts. How could she possibly be at her own engagement party with zero family representation and how could Melita not care how this affected her? A transition was taking place. The invisible umbilical cord that usually ties mothers and daughters together over the course of their life was beginning to sever. In fact, it was practically hanging by a thread. Emily had always made excuses for her mum, sticking up for her and using her sad start in life to justify her awful behaviour. But there was only so much she could take and she had just about reached her limit.

Book Details

Book Type: Print & Digital

Edition: 1

Publisher: Inhouse Publishing Queensland


Language: English

Pages: 224



Gill was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and immigrated to Adelaide, South Australia in 2004 with her husband and two daughters. Gill studied at Flinders University in South Australia and has a double degree in Social Work and Social Planning. Gill currently works in a corporate role in the field of Child Protection. Gill has published three contemporary adult fiction novels Hidden From View, The Chosen Seven and Melita. Gill also writes poem's for special occasions for a modest fee.

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