The Tin Box Secret – Book 1 of The Tin Box Trilogy

The Tin Box Secret
430 Pages
ISBN 9781517038090

“It’s not the scars on your body that really matter. It’s the ones that are left on your soul. They are the ones that don’t go away.”

Teenagers Julie, Heather, and Petra are grappling with the choices they face growing up amid the social revolution of the late 1960s. Julie struggles to be heard in an unsympathetic home. Heather feels that she is a burden to the people in her life, especially her single mother. Petra moves with her family to a town where she finds she is not quite welcome because of an unknown past.

When the girls find a tin box filled with letters from Petra’s great grandmother, Charlotte, detailing events from 1912, secrets from Petra’s family’s past begin to be revealed. As they learn of Charlotte’s tumultuous life, the girls are confronted with their own demons.

This is a haunting tale that touches your heart and makes you think twice about decisions you may have made. What if you could reach through time itself to guide your loved ones through difficult situations?

The first in a trilogy, The Tin Box Secret is a fascinating look at friendship, family, the challenges we face, and the choices we make to deal with those challenges.

Theresa Dodaro

About Theresa Dodaro (Long Island, New York Author)

Theresa Dodaro

Writer and mother, Theresa Dodaro, holds a BA in liberal arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied English, history, and secondary education. She worked in publishing and marketing until she put her career on hold to raise her children.

She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and enjoys spending time upstate at their vacation home near the Ashokan Reservoir. Her daughter is a Fulbright Scholar who is currently conducting research in the Ecuadorian Amazon for her PhD in Cultural Anthropology and her son is entering his senior year as an Accounting Major at Pace University.

Now that her children are grown, Theresa focuses her creative energy on writing her novels and has self-published her YA historical fiction series, The Tin Box Trilogy. The Tin Box Secret, was published in October 2015, The Hope Chest was published in July 2016, and the final novel, Reawakening, was published in May 2017. Theresa is currently looking for a Literary Agent to represent her fourth novel, The Porcelain Doll.

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