Orphan childhood explored

In her second autobiographical book, Sidney author Caroline Whitehead continues the exploration started in Surviving the Shadows that outlined her life as a youth growing up an orphan in England.

Whitehead meets her long-lost older brother Rowland Marshall and the pair learn of each other’s lives growing up apart.

Rowland: A Heart of Sunshine, delves into the other characters of the family, three other siblings raised as orphans.

“I wanted this book to reveal the characters, events and settings that portray an era and culture that few today could imagine,” Whitehead said. “Each of the siblings had a unique response to being raised as an orphan, and I wanted to record how that affected their character for the rest of their lives.”