When the wife of an English clergyman gives birth to a little dark skinned baby girl, it is discovered that the child is the result of the mother's affair with a young Nigerian student. The family shuns the child and wants to be rid of the scandalous situation. A compassionate nun, the Mother Superior of a home for the elderly in Thames Ditton, hears of the sad rejection, and offers to take in the child, eventually adopting the little girl as her own. As war breaks out, the Reverend Mother takes in many more children, creating a haven of safety for little ones in need of care and protection. But only Mary is her child, whom she fondly calls "my Mary". The attacks on London force the evacuation of the children to the south of England, but the Reverend Mother stays behind to care for the elderly. Little Mary endures frightening war experiences and falls into the hands of abusers. When she returns to Thames Ditton at the age of fourteen, she is torn between what she wants to do and what Reverend Mother insists she must do. Submitting to the will of her benefactor, she trains as a nurse. Later, she marries and experiences the excitement of life in Paris, the Bahamas and Italy. The marriage, however, brings heartache and crumbles. But through the trauma of it all, Mary is aware of a driving force in her life that ultimately brings her to Jesus Christ and the happiness that Reverend Mother always wanted for her.
Reverend Mothers Daughter was published by Believe Books in November 2007. The ISBN for Reverend Mothers Daughter is 9780978742812.