Release Date: August 25, 2022
About The Book:
The deep traditions and values of Kaito Tanaka’s Japanese heritage are severely tested when he returns home to Honolulu from duty in Vietnam to find his wife, Hana, in the grip of progressive mental health challenges.
As Hana’s condition worsens, Kaito’s life becomes absorbed in protecting and caring for her and their daughter, Kiana. Hana becomes increasingly reclusive while their daughter Kiana grows troubled and rebellious. A friend’s mysterious death followed by Kiana’s sudden disappearance cut deeply into Kaito’s soul. Meditation is Kaito’s drug of choice. Secrecy hides the truth from others but Kaito’s commitment to Hana is unwavering.
As years go by, Kaito begins to make an annual pilgrimage to a Buddhist retreat in Koyasan that renews his spirit. In the end, a serendipitous coincidence there opens the door to happiness – if he can allow himself to accept it.
About The Author:
With a focus on her love of the south of France, women’s issues and ageing, Patricia Sands writes stories that celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship. Encouraging women of all ages to stare down the fear factor and embrace change, Patricia has heard from readers (men too!) ages 20 to 83.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, the pandemic caused Patricia and her husband to move two hours north to The Blue Mountains with Georgian Bay in their ‘front yard’ and ski hills 8 minutes away. An admitted travel fanatic, Patricia can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere … particularly the south of France, for her annual visit.
She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the National Indie Excellence Finalist Award in Literary Fiction, and USA Best Book Finalist in Women’s Fiction, and a semi-finalist for the Canticleer Somerset Literary Award.
Alongside her BFF, Debora Bine (aka Barefoot Blogger) Patricia also co-leads tours of the French Riviera and the countryside of Provence where the book in her Promise of Provence series are set.
Find out more at Patricia’s Facebook Author Page, Amazon Author Page, Goodreads, Instagram or her blog where you will find links to her books, social media, and monthly newsletter. https://patriciasandsauthor.com/
An engrossing saga of family, secrets, and serendipity.”~ Kay Bratt, International Bestselling Author
“From Japan to Hawaii to France, a mesmerizing, beautifully written novel of love lost and found. Author Patricia Sands travels new territory with a tender tale concerning the ravaged family ties of a soulful man. As the wife he has known since childhood succumbs to mental illness and an obsession to sew, his world closes in–until at his annual soul-renewing Buddhist retreat, he discovers a long-buried secret. Patricia Sands at her best.” Marilyn Simon Rothstein, bestselling author of Crazy To Leave You
“Historical fiction fans will devour this powerful novel of family secrets and Asian cultures. With compelling characters and empathetic prose, Patricia Sands unveils the far-reaching effects of mental illness in a tale that shows both compassion and resilience. The Secrets We Hide is a story that will remain with you long after you have turned the last page.”~ Bette Lee Crosby, USA Today Bestselling author of Spare Change
“Set against lush backdrops in Hawaii, Japan, Corsica, and the south of France, this beautiful story of resilience perfectly balances the heartbreak and destruction of mental illness with the compassion and serenity of an unforgettable hero.” Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son and The Promise Between Us.
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