The Secret Daughter was my second Kelly Rimmer book and I found it to be a beautifully told narrative. However, it was also a heartbreaking story about adoption and great maternal love. Just the same as when I read Me Without You, I took another 'journey' with this book, knowing it would impact on me, and it sure did!
Sabina was pregnant and thirty-eight when she discovered she was adopted. She didn't have a clue! Angry and hurt, she searched for answers. And, you know whenever you start digging, you could be confronted by the unexpected, right? This was certainly Sabina's experience.
The Secret Daughter unfolded through three POVs - Sabina, Megan (adoptive mother) and Lily (birth mother). I felt sympathy, but pain for all three women, particularly Megan and Lily: they both had their stories to tell and they were so terribly sad. The story also told of forced choices, hard decisions and signs of strength of character. Wow!
This was a must read book, even though it was a gut-wrenching experience. The plot, the characters, the imagery and the flow all combined to pull at the heartstrings for a powerful read.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3364 KB
- Print Length: 321 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture; 1 edition (18 June 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WS627SM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2,244 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)