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Oceans of Regret
(Authored as William Paley)

A woman carries a baby girl through an East European revolution to safety in UK, the mother dead, the father badly injured and presumed dead. She forms a strong bond in caring for her throughout her life unaware that the father lives to observe and fund the child from a distance but is too troubled to reveal his existence.

He meets his adult daughter but cannot confess his relationship for fear of alienating her and disturbing her love for her stepmother for whom he has a high regard and continues his benevolence unable to dismiss his dilemma.

Anxieties and regrets for a life blighted by the consequences of flawed decisions are resolved by the love of friends and family that triumphs over the mistakes of the past.