The Good Daughters

  • Filename: the-good-daughters.
  • ISBN: 9780061994326
  • Release Date: 2011-08-23
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Joyce Maynard
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



They were born on the same day, in the same small New Hampshire hospital—but Ruth Plank and Dana Dickerson are different in nearly every way. Ruth is an artist, a romantic with a rich, passionate, imaginative life—the fifth daughter born to a gentle, caring farmer and his stolid wife. Raised by a pair of capricious drifters, Dana is a scientist and realist whose faith is firmly planted in the natural world. From the 1950s to the present, the lives of the “birthday sisters” parallel and oddly intersect, as each struggles to find her place in a world in which she has never truly felt she belonged. Sharing little except a birth date—and a love for Dana’s wild and beautiful older brother, Ray—two virtual strangers will travel alternate paths winding through first love, first sex, marriage, parenthood, divorce, and tragic loss...until both are forced to reevaluate themselves and each other when past secrets and forgotten memories unexpectedly come to light.

The Good Daughter

  • Filename: the-good-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9781742530802
  • Release Date: 2010-06-28
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Honey Brown
  • Publisher: Penguin Group Australia



Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011, and shortlisted for the 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award 'With her first novel, Red Queen, Brown arrived on the Australian literary scene as a force to be reckoned with; reading her second, it's easy to see why. There's something shatteringly archetypal about The Good Daughter, as though Brown has somehow hit an artery in the soul.' Pick of the Week, Sydney Morning Herald Rebecca Toyer and Zach Kincaid each live on the outskirts of town, but come from very different sides of the tracks. When Zach's wealthy mother goes missing, Rebecca – the truckie's daughter – is implicated in her disappearance. In the weeks that follow, Rebecca and Zach are drawn into a treacherous, adult world. Eager to please, Rebecca finds herself in danger of living up to the schoolyard taunts she so hates, while Zach channels his feelings through the sights of his gun. In the fading summer light, grudges are nursed and tempers fray, and as old lies unravel it seems nobody can be relied on. But beyond the fallout, the hard lessons in love and betrayal have not been wasted. Rebecca and Zach realise that judgements can be flawed – and that trust is better earnt than given. Original, unsettling and compelling, The Good Daughter is the much-anticipated second novel from Honey Brown. PRAISE FOR HONEY BROWN'S PRIZE-WINNING DEBUT, RED QUEEN: 'Riveting, atmospheric and tautly written, Red Queen is a remarkable debut.' Michael Robotham 'These characters are superbly drawn and Brown's manipulation of her stylish, erotic, unusual cinematic story firmly places this novel into the welcome league of must-reads.' Courier-Mail 'HM Brown's Red Queen is a cracker.' Vogue

The Good Daughter

  • Filename: the-good-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9781448106738
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Jasmin Darznik
  • Publisher: Random House



'With this one word, Lili had finally understood many things: that no matter what she promised or sacrificed or gave, she would always be 'broken' to her daughter.' When Jasmin Darznik finds a photo among her father's possessions shortly after his death, she recognises the child in the veil and bride's clothes as her mother, Lili, but the groom is unfamiliar. Who had her mother married all those years before? A few months later Lili sends Jasmin ten cassette tapes which reveal the secret history of their family: the true story of the abusive man she married, and the daughter she was forced to leave behind. This is an unforgettable story of secrets, betrayal and exile, and of an unshakeable mother-daughter bond.

Dear Daughter

  • Filename: dear-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9781448189915
  • Release Date: 2014-08-14
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Elizabeth Little
  • Publisher: Random House



Gone Girl meets Mean Girls in this sharp and clever thriller from the publishers of The Never List Hollywood It Girl Janie Jenkins has it all. The looks, the brains, the money, the fame. Oh, and the murder conviction – for killing her mother. Out of jail and on the run, she’s determined to prove her innocence and find out what really happened the night her mother died. The only problem? Janie’s not totally sure that she is innocent...

The Daughter

  • Filename: the-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9780062320483
  • Release Date: 2015-03-03
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Jane Shemilt
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Ruth Rendell, this compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.

The Beekeeper s Daughter

  • Filename: the-beekeeper-s-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9781471101021
  • Release Date: 2014-07-17
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Santa Montefiore
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart… The stunning new novel of love and secrets from the number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore. Dorset, 1933:Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have. Massachusetts, 1973:Grace's beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him… Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago…

The Other Daughter

  • Filename: the-other-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9781466860131
  • Release Date: 2015-07-21
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Lauren Willig
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press



Raised in a poor yet genteel household, Rachel Woodley is working in France as a governess when she receives news that her mother has died, suddenly. Grief-stricken, she returns to the small town in England where she was raised to clear out the cottage...and finds a cutting from a London society magazine, with a photograph of her supposedly deceased father dated all of three month before. He's an earl, respected and influential, and he is standing with another daughter-his legitimate daughter. Which makes Rachel...not legitimate. Everything she thought she knew about herself and her past-even her very name-is a lie. Still reeling from the death of her mother, and furious at this betrayal, Rachel sets herself up in London under a new identity. There she insinuates herself into the party-going crowd of Bright Young Things, with a steely determination to unveil her father's perfidy and bring his-and her half-sister's-charmed world crashing down. Very soon, however, Rachel faces two unexpected snags: she finds she genuinely likes her half-sister, Olivia, whose situation isn't as simple it appears; and she might just be falling for her sister's fiancé... From Lauren Willig, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Ashford Affair, comes The Other Daughter, a page-turner full of deceit, passion, and revenge.

Secret Daughter

  • Filename: secret-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9780062266675
  • Release Date: 2012-11-06
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Somer’s life is everything sheimagined it would be—she’snewly married and has startedher career as a physician in SanFrancisco—until she makes the devastatingdiscovery she never will beable to have children. The same year in India, a poormother makes the heartbreakingchoice to save her newborn daughter’slife by giving her away. It is adecision that will haunt Kavita forthe rest of her life, and cause aripple effect that travels across theworld and back again. Asha, adopted out of a Mumbaiorphanage, is the child that bindsthe destinies of these two women. Wefollow both families, invisibly connecteduntil Asha’s journey of self-discoveryleads her back to India. Compulsively readable anddeeply touching, Secret Daughter isa story of the unforeseen ways inwhich our choices and families affectour lives, and the indelible power oflove in all its many forms.

The Murderer s Daughter

  • Filename: the-murderer-s-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9780804177498
  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes bonus material From the creator of the acclaimed Alex Delaware series comes a tour de force standalone novel that illustrates perfectly why “Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller” (People). A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches—perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents’ deaths in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace’s harrowing past returns with a vengeance. Both Grace and her newest patient are stunned when they recognize each other from a recent encounter. Haunted by his bleak past, mild-mannered Andrew Toner is desperate for Grace’s renowned therapeutic expertise and more than willing to ignore their connection. And while Grace is tempted to explore his case, which seems to eerily echo her grim early years, she refuses—a decision she regrets when a homicide detective appears on her doorstep. An evil she thought she’d outrun has reared its head again, but Grace fears that a police inquiry will expose her double life. Launching her own personal investigation leads her to a murderously manipulative foe, one whose warped craving for power forces Grace back into the chaos and madness she’d long ago fled. Praise for The Murderer’s Daughter “[A] taut thriller . . . with the richness and resonance of literary fiction.”—Washington Independent Review of Books “A stunning page-turner with a truly fascinating femme fatale at its fast-beating heart . . . packed with ingenious, razor-sharp plotting, mesmerizing mind games and nail-biting suspense.”—Yorkshire Evening Post “A tight, fast-paced narrative [with] a brilliant, kick-ass heroine.”—Library Journal “Kellerman doesn’t let off-the-charts genius Grace become one-dimensional. Her backstory and challenge to fit in, even into adulthood, are an engaging part of this satisfying mystery, which, though billed as a stand-alone, could certainly make a spin-off series.”—Booklist “An amazing tale of survival and adaptability in the face of neglect and murder.”—RT Book Reviews Praise for Jonathan Kellerman “Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.”—Los Angeles Times “Kellerman doesn’t just write psychological thrillers—he owns the genre.”—Detroit Free Press From the Paperback edition.

America s First Daughter

  • Filename: america-s-first-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9780062347275
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Stephanie Dray
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

The Daughter s Walk

  • Filename: the-daughter-s-walk.
  • ISBN: 9781400074297
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 388
  • Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher: Waterbrook Press



Historical fiction writer Kirkpatrick delivers an engaging novel that chronicles a mother's tragedy, a daughter's desire, and the 7,000-mile journey that changed their lives.

The Baker s Daughter

  • Filename: the-baker-s-daughter.
  • ISBN: 9780307460189
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Sarah McCoy
  • Publisher: Crown Pub



After an interview with an elderly baker leaves her feeling like she is the one who revealed too much—especially about her Border Patrol husband, Riki—El Paso journalist Reba Adams, as well as her interview subject and Riki, must confront the ghosts of their past.

Mothers and Daughters

  • Filename: mothers-and-daughters.
  • ISBN: 9781429972390
  • Release Date: 2011-03-29
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Rae Meadows
  • Publisher: Macmillan



A rich and luminous novel about three generations of women in one family: the love they share, the dreams they refuse to surrender, and the secrets they hold Samantha is lost in the joys of new motherhood—the softness of her eight-month-old daughter's skin, the lovely weight of her child in her arms—but in trading her artistic dreams to care for her child, Sam worries she's lost something of herself. And she is still mourning another loss: her mother, Iris, died just one year ago. When a box of Iris's belongings arrives on Sam's doorstep, she discovers links to pieces of her family history but is puzzled by much of the information the box contains. She learns that her grandmother Violet left New York City as an eleven-year-old girl, traveling by herself to the Midwest in search of a better life. But what was Violet's real reason for leaving? And how could she have made that trip alone at such a tender age? In confronting secrets from her family's past, Sam comes to terms with deep secrets from her own. Moving back and forth in time between the stories of Sam, Violet, and Iris, Mothers and Daughters is the spellbinding tale of three remarkable women connected across a century by the complex wonder of motherhood. This book was later published under the title Mercy Train.

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty

  • Filename: sons-and-daughters-of-ease-and-plenty.
  • ISBN: 9780698410855
  • Release Date: 2016-06-14
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Ramona Ausubel
  • Publisher: Penguin



"A timely, sophisticated tale [that] explores what happens when a charmed life loses its luster.” –O Magazine From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune—and its bearings. One of Best Books of Summer –O Magazine One of The 12 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About –Harper’s Bazaar One of 20 Books Perfect for Your Summer Vacay –Refinery29 One of 22 Summer Books You Won’t Want to Miss –Huffington Post One of 19 Summer Books that Everyone Will be Talking About – Elle.com One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2016 –The Millions One of 30 Best New Books for Summer 2016 –Good Housekeeping One of 30 Books You Should Read this Summer –Chicago Tribune Labor Day, 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house along this moneyed coast of New England, Fern and Edgar—married with three children—are happily preparing for a family birthday celebration when they learn that the unimaginable has occurred: There is no more money. More specifically, there's no more money in the estate of Fern's recently deceased parents, which, as the sole source of Fern and Edgar's income, had allowed them to live this beautiful, comfortable life despite their professed anti-money ideals. Quickly, the once-charmed family unravels. In distress and confusion, Fern and Edgar are each tempted away on separate adventures: she on a road trip with a stranger, he on an ill-advised sailing voyage with another woman. The three children are left for days with no guardian whatsoever, in an improvised Neverland helmed by the tender, witty, and resourceful Cricket, age nine. Brimming with humanity and wisdom, humor and bite, and imbued with both the whimsical and the profound, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty is a story of American wealth, class, family, and mobility, approached by award-winner Ramona Ausubel with a breadth of imagination and understanding that is fresh, surprising, and exciting. From the Hardcover edition.

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