My Mother’s Shadow by Nikola Scott. Published by Headline

Addie and her family have come together to mark the first anniversary of her mother’s death when they get a shock. A woman, claiming to be Addie’s twin has turned up on the doorstep. Phoebe insists that their mother, Elizabeth Harrington gave birth to them both. At first Addie doesn’t believe Phoebe, but as the two women look into their mother’s past, they develop a friendship, learning that one twin was given up for adoption. Told in 1999 and 1958 (Elizabeth’s story), this is a story about the difficulties unwed pregnant women faced in the past as well as the ability to find and reconnect to family

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