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The astounding sequel Our Child of Two Worlds is coming 31 March 2022 – hardback, eBook and audiobook. Preorder it now!! (US and Canadian folks will have to wait longer, sorry.)

This completes the two book story opened by Our Child of the Stars.

Small-town USA, entering the Seventies. A childless couple Gene and Molly adopted a strange, wounded child of the stars they call Cory. 

Molly is the main narrative voice – a passionate nurse fighting for her own extraordinary child. Cory is gentle, vibrant, excitable, endlessly curious and loving – and both joy and danger comes from his otherworldly origins.

In Our Child of Two Worlds a figure from the past brings uncomfortable truths and Gene and Molly face the terrifying loss of everything they took for granted. Humanity needs Cory’s people to return to save the Earth – but if they take Molly’s son, it will break her heart.

My widely praised debut got glowing reviews in the Guardian, Mail, and Grazia among others. The Los Angeles Times called the first book “…a wonderfully emotional, heart-warming journey of what it really means to be a parent” 

Small town USA, the year of Woodstock and the Moon landings – the story of Cory, a lost boy with a remarkable appearance, the lengths his adopted family will go to protect him, and the secret that refuses to stay hidden. It is a rare novel of warmth, goodness and generosity…

‘…a big Hollywood canvas and an intense family focus, emotionally devastating, funny and charming all at once’

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‘I loved this book. It was one of those I couldn’t put down but didn’t want to end. It is beautifully written and certainly stirs the emotions. It is a tale of love, loss, friendship, loyalty and doing the right thing…’  (Sue Tingey)

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