The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana


"From beginning to end, The Hiding Place is fantastic. Likable characters, a plot that is believable, great storylines, and the ending was unexpected. Five stars! A really great book!"

-Books and Pens on Green Gables


The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana


Marina loves her parents, Ruth and David.

And, she knows they love her, but she has always wondered. What happened to her birth mother. Why doesn’t anyone seem to know more about her? What were the circumstances of her mom? Marina has read all of the articles her adopted mom, Ruth, saved, but she still wants to know more. She was somewhat famous as a baby.


Marina feels like she’s a bit lost, drifting along. She’s a teacher but doesn’t want to teach right now, so she’s editing a manuscript, but something is missing. She decides what she needs to do. It’s time to find out about her birth mother and why she was left abandoned in the front entry of a shared apartment building.


Marina rereads the articles, searching for anything she has missed through the years. And makes her plan. Soon, she is living in the run-down apartment building where she was found as a baby. How did she get there? Everyone thought that the front door was left open and a random person put her there. But who? Why? So many questions surround her. Marina finds out there is an empty unit in the building where she was left. She knows this will be the best place to try to learn about her mother. She starts asking questions and doing her own investigating without raising suspicions.


The Hiding Place is written in an intriguing back and forth style by Marina and her birth mother, 17-year-old, Connie. Connie has been left alone by aspiring artist Johnny, who she loves and now desperately needs to hear from so she can tell him she’s pregnant. She is sure he’ll send for her to join him in Paris. It’s 1964, and Connie is alone. Her mother has passed away, and she cannot tell her poor father. Once Connie admits to herself it’s true, she hides her pregnancy from everyone. But, one person knows. When that person tries to influence Connie’s decision, Connie becomes determined to keep her baby.


"From beginning to end, The Hiding Place is fantastic. Likable characters, a plot that is believable, great storylines, and the ending was unexpected. Five stars! A really great book!"

-Books and Pens on Green Gables


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