The Missing Father By M J Lee
Book/Novel Author: M J Lee
Book/Novel Title: The Missing Father
Alice Taylor was adopted in 1942 when she was three years old. Her adoptive parents never told her about her birth family and even changed her Christian name. Now, seventy-seven years later, she wants to know the truth.Who were her birth parents?How did her mother die?What happened to her missing father?Jayne Sinclair, genealogical investigator, has just a few days to discover the truth before she goes for a well-earned break in Australia.Can she discover the truth hidden in the chaos of the war?
This is just wonderful. I would strongly recommend it to any genealogist or family history buff or World War 2 historian. Learning about the fall of Singapore from a first hand point of view gave it such a personal touch. The use of DNA to find one’s lost family has been on tv but not many books have been written about it. This covers the process without making it too dry. Looking forward to #10!
I’ve read quite a few of MJ Lee’s novels. Liked most, not so much this one. Too predictable. Too repetitious especially the tea encounters with Alice. I had to skip through last few chapters to finish.
Another M J Lee war story about Jayne Sinclair, Genealogical Investigator. Such a good story involving interesting people in Manchester. There is so much happiness and sorrow packed into each of these mysteries. Hope this series goes on and on!!
Enjoyed this book immensely! Love all the Jayne Sinclair books, this is one of the best. Looking forward to the next book.
History, mystery and World War 2 are my favorite books. This series never disappoints. I like the author’s other series too.
As an amateur genealogist I love this series. This particular book gave me an insight into the WW2 siege of Singapore by the Japanese. This is a piece of history I was not familiar with. As with all the previous volumes, this was a quick read because you can’t put it down. Very well done!!