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Daughter Of Mine Kindle Edition
When your world falls apart the only person you can depend on is your sister.
The three Chirnwell sisters are descended from the privileged squattocracy in Victoria's Western District – but could a long–held secret threaten their family?
Harriett Chirnwell has a perfect life – a husband who loves her, a successful career and a daughter who is destined to become a doctor just like her.
Xara has always lived in Harriet's shadow; her chaotic life with her family on their sheep farm falls far short of her older sister's standards of perfection and prestige.
Georgie, the youngest sister and a passionate teacher, is the only one of the three to have left Billawarre. But is her life in Melbourne happy?
All three sisters have a different and sometimes strained bond with their mother. Despite this, they come together to organise a party for her milestone birthday – the first since their father's death. But when Edwina arrives at her party on the arm of another man, the tumult is like a dam finally breaking. Suddenly the lives of the Chirnwell sisters are flooded by scandal. Criminal accusations, a daughter in crisis and a secret over fifty years in the making start to crack the perfect facade of the prominent pastoral family.
A thought provoking novel about family expectations, secrets and lies.
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About the Author
- ASIN : B01NBJN3XZ
- Publisher : Mira (1 March 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1046 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 434 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 30,333 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Harriet works hard, a country doctor with her own practice, lives a very indulgent and rigid lifestyle until it all comes crashing down like a house of cards.
Xara, the middle sister lives a shambolic lifestyle, but a loving and much loved husband whose total support and equal responsibilities, makes her days easier to get through with her twin son's, disabled daughter and the day to day battles involved with running a farm.
And the youngest, Georgie is on the outside, much more laid back than either of her sisters and is the only one who has left the area where Edwina's( the mother) family have lived for generations and have built a dynasty. She and Xara are quite close even as distance usually separates them, but Harriet is hard to get close to. And when her perfect life crumbles around her, she distances herself even more.
Harriet has her own issues with her only child, Charlotte, and when Charlotte goes against everything her mother demands of her, they become estranged.
Difficult times that would have been made easier if Harriet was less rigid!
Audible narration by the excellent Rebecca Macauley adds an extra dimension to this excellent work by the prolific Fiona Lowe.
5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Near the beginning of the book some family secrets start to bubble to the surface and compounded they threaten to shatter the family. Some secrets are so big that they may never trust each other again.
The story unfolds over a 12 month period and I laughed and cried along with each of these characters. I really enjoyed the ups and downs that each of these women encountered and how it quickly became apparent that love and family were far more important than power and prestige.
I am a Fiona fan. Keep these great works coming.
Helping me through COVID-19 lockdown.
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There were a multitude of little errors, either small words that were missing or sometimes repeated where they shouldn't have been. A more careful proofreading would have fixed this problem.