Monday, 14 April 2014
Marilyn Chapman is an NCTJ accredited journalist who spent her early career on the Blackpool Evening Gazette and later freelanced for national newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Mail and Woman.
Marilyn began writing for a football magazine at the age of fifteen and attributes her dry sense of humour to a very eventful life! She has worked in recruitment, training, estate agency and public relations.
Born in Guernsey Marilyn now lives with her husband in Lancashire. A member of the Society of Authors and the Romantic Novelists’ Association she writes commercial women’s fiction full time.
When Sophie lands her dream job as a reporter on a Yorkshire newspaper, nothing is going to get in the way of her success. But this is the nineteen sixties and she has reckoned without the attentions of office Romeo Steve and a frantic phone call from her mother after eight years’ silence.
Before they can meet, Frances has a serious accident leaving Sophie to discover for herself the truth about the past. Was her father the all-American officer she dreamt of when she was a child, or someone far more sinister? Her search leads to the mysterious David who uncovers a shocking scandal from before she was born.
Torn between her secret love for Steve and her desire to know who she really is, Sophie follows David to find her father.
Only when faced with the startling truth can she finally accept the tragedy that blew her life apart and begin a different kind of future.