“Gabe and I are happy this way. We don’t need anyone else in our lives.”
Mariana feels like a pawn in other people’s games. Her birth mother is ill and opportunities for them to be reconciled are running out.
Despite being adopted, Mariana has always felt secure with who she is. But both sides of her birth family are now closing in, and whatever she decides will irrevocably alter many lives; most of all the man and woman who created her.
Of His Bones is about predestination and choices. It explores themes of familial love, identity and the powerful hold of the past. Set in the seascapes of East and North Yorkshire, this novel is the sister-book to The Last Time We Saw Marion.
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Author: Tracey Scott-Townsend
Release Date: March 2017
Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
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Of His Bones surpassed my very high expectations. It’s a glorious, melodic, haunting and beautiful book, exploring themes of family, choice, destiny and love. While the language was so exquisite I longed to read slowly, the page-turning plot had me steaming ahead. The characters are gorgeously painted, pulsating and real.
– Louise Beech, author of The Lion Tamer who Lost
Brimming with heartbreak and tragedy this is such a compelling read. You can’t help but become involved with the characters lives and immersed in the realism of it all. Poignant and wistful, I ended the book feeling better for having known these characters and their complex stories. Tracey shows us that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be filled with beautiful moments, and this is why I am drawn to her novels.
– Honey Bee, Goodreads Reviewer
If you are looking for a book that will take you along on an emotional family journey, grab you down deep and keep you guessing – look no further. Ms. Townsend has crafted a lovely tale here that will fully immerse you. The author has done a fine job of creating a cast of characters that are as multi-faceted as every human being with both good qualities and bad. There is no down-time in this novel. The writing is crisply and richly detailed.
– Louise Caiola, author of The Making of Nebraska Brown