The Shoebox by Elizabeth Cheshire
When Alistair announces his engagement to girlfriend Jess Lloyd, his possessive mother Olivia is unhappy with his choice. After trying unsuccessfully to split them up, she finally warms to Jess Lloyd and her family, and accepts that Alistair will leave home and marry. However, there is a shock in store for Olivia, as the connection with the Lloyd family means the secrets of her carefully hidden past will inevitably be exposed. As people and events from the past re-enter her life, Olivia becomes alienated from her son. The Lloyds struggle to accept the truth, and the future happiness of Alistair and Jess is threatened.