Gwen Madoc's new novel - KEEPING SECRETS will be published in July 2008.
Set in two time periods, the early 1930s and the last quarter of the 19th. century, this is the story of tender young love and a faithless marriage; of deception and betrayal.
Gillian Finch and Dorothy Prosser are firm friends as well as cousins. For four years they have kept their friendship secret in the face of the bitter feud that has broken out between their respective families over the will of the family matriarch, Rose Prosser. Siblings, Henry Prosser and Vera Finch are at loggerheads over it and Vera is convinced that Henry has cheated her.
It is not the only secret. When Gillian and Dorothy fall head over heels for the same man, Ronnie Knox, Henry's young business partner, a fierce clash ensues as to which one will get him. The repercussions of this quarrel lead to other secrets being exposed.
Everyone, it seems has something to hide