Love Untold explores the complex yet indestructible bond between mothers and daughters, and the heartache that miscommunication can bring. It’s a joy-filled, heart-rending, life-affirming and sob-inducing story, peopled with characters you’ll feel you know personally.
Four generations of one family. Four women: Grace, Alys, Elin and Beca. Each of them has a secret. Each has been misunderstood. And each of them longs for just one thing… to feel loved.
Thirty-two years ago, Alys’s destructive relationship with both her mother Grace and daughter Elin reached a new low and she left under a cloud of anger. The family’s not spoken to her since.
Now Grace is about to turn ninety and she secretly longs to see Alys again. Even though she knows Elin will be furious after vowing never to forgive her mother for how she behaved.
And in amongst all this is young Beca, who’s never even met Alys – in fact she’s always believed her grandmother to be dead. But then again, Beca is busy with her own life, navigating the highs and lows of first love.
No family is without its problems. Can the Meredith women find their way back together and tell each other how they truly feel?
Ruth Jones is best known for her outstanding and award-winning television writing, most notably BBC One’s Gavin and Stacey, which she co-wrote with James Corden and in which she played the incorrigible Nessa Jenkins. The most recent Christmas Day special of Gavin and Stacey gained national critical acclaim, drawing an audience of over 18 million, winning a BAFTA for TV moment of the year and a National Television Award for Impact, and gaining an RTS nomination for Ruth’s performance. Ruth also created and co-wrote Sky One’s Stella, which ran for six series. As well as being Bafta-nominated for her role as the eponymous Stella, Ruth has starred in several other television comedies and dramas.
Her debut novel Never Greener has now sold over a quarter of a million copies. It was chosen as WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year 2018, was a Zoe Ball Book Club pick, and was a Sunday Times bestseller for fifteen weeks, three weeks at number one. Ruth’s second novel, Us Three, was an instant Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback. Her third novel, Love Untold, will be published in September 2022.