Secrets My Mothers Kept by Rebecca Tucker
“Tucker exhibits mesmerizing story-telling skills in this heartfelt, honest story of love and betrayal…Fluid dialogue and a tightly formatted storyline set this novel aside in a refreshingly unique category all its own.” – Readers’ Favorite
“Tucker has delivered an evocative, poignant read that lovers of literary fiction won’t want to miss.” – The Prairies Book Review
Austin Nobel is preparing for a summer trip to France, which includes obtaining a passport. However, when she receives her birth certificate in the mail with the wrong name on it, Austin uncovers that she was adopted, something her parents had kept secret from everyone.
Austin pursues more information about her birth parents and their complicated history against the wishes of her family, while struggling with the impact this revelation has on her status within the Reform Jewish community. Is she really Jewish in the eyes of her community? In her own eyes? As Austin searches for answers about her own complicated origins, she struggles to reclaim her identity and forgive those who betrayed her.
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REBECCA TUCKER earned a BA in English, as well as a BS in Operational Meteorology, and splits her time between writing fiction and working as a global marketing director for a research and consulting firm. When she’s not at her desk, she is busy pursuing numerous geeky hobbies (that she rotates every few months to fit them in), such as astronomy, rockhounding, and fossil hunting. She lives in South Central Texas with her wife of 21 years, two dogs, and a few cats, the true number of which she will never reveal.