Little Blue Box by Frances Dall’Alba is a suspenseful fictional story of fate, secrets, love and the desperate desire for a young woman to find her biological father.
Ella Harvey is part of a loving family. She lives with her mum and step-siblings and her step father has recently passed. Ella’s always puzzled over her birth certificate, which says “Father Unknown”. How could her mother not know who her father actually is!?
While cleaning the top of her mum’s wardrobe, Ella comes across a small cardboard box, yellow and stained, obviously forgotten.
She wonders if this will be a clue to her father. It wouldn’t hurt to have a tiny peek and then put it back.
Inside was a photo of her mum and another woman, a baby photo cut from a newspaper and a small blue box with a tiny baby bracelet inside with another name on it.
For 26 years Bella has been asking about the identity of her biological father. Every time she asked her mum she never got an answer.
The deep need to find her father has always been there and now she has some clues to start searching Maybe if she searched for the other woman in the photo, she might have information.
Zane Peden works as an investigator while studying criminology, he has six months to go before graduation. Fate brings Ella to Zane’s office. There is an immediate mutual attraction between them!
Ella shows Zane her minimal clues. Zane is shocked to find that his own family must have secrets too.
With a conflict of interest and no usable information, the case is closed. Zane works privately on the case.
Just how little or how much should he tell Ella? And how can he find the truth without upsetting anyone?
When Zane does find Ella’s biological father, headstrong and strong-willed Ella decides to confront him with no thought to the consequences.
What will the consequences be?
Will Ella’s family recover?
What will Zane find out about his own family?’
Will Ella’s and Zane’s love survive?
Should secrets stay secret?
This is an excellent story. One you can’t put down!
Great strong characters and some big secrets that keep you turning the pages.
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