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The Secret Daughter As I saw my new born baby s face for the first time I tried desperately to capture her face in my mind to stamp it onto my eyelids As she was taken from me I knew I might never see my daughter again years later You were adopted Three short words and Sabina s life fractures There would forever be a Before those words, and an AfterPregnant with her own child, Sabina can t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secretDetermined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina, but for the women who have loved her all these yearsFrom the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love

10 thoughts on “The Secret Daughter

  1. says:

    Emotions were swirling as I read The Secret Daughter , by Kelly rimmer It s a fiction book.set in Australia.Much of the subject is very real Forced Adoption Practices This history will turn your stomach At one time the government controlled laws about young woman who were pregnant born out of wedlock Put into maternity homes against their will Decisions we re made for these young girls BABY FOR ADOPTION BFA marked their charts Life is unf

  2. says:

    Sabina is 38 years old and pregnant with her first baby when her parents hit her with the bombshell that she is adopted in this extremely emotional and melodramatic story which weaves its way between 1973 and 2012 The story is told from three perspectives, Sabina herself, her birth mother Lilly and her adopted mother Megan, so we get all three angles of this very sad story We follow Lilly throughout her pregnancy and birth, Sabina in the pres

  3. says:

    I was eager to read this book as I have heard a lot about it so, when I was granted a copy from Bookouture via Net Galley in exchange for my honest review, of course, I jumped right in.Kelly Rimmer the author doesn t mess about, she tells it like it is, and draws you without you noticing it I sat and finished this book today, I had only started it late last night, but I just had to pick it up and carry on I did text my book buddy to say you gotta

  4. says:

    This book was an emotional roller coaster A bit upsetting and sad, but truly beautiful story about family, love and new beginnings.And I am so happy that my reading challenge is completed with this amazing book.

  5. says:

    3.5 starsSometimes, with the benefit of hindsight, it s clear that decisions made with the best of intentions were simply wrong So was the case for Australia s forced adoption policy In 2013 the Prime Minister of Australia issued an official apology to all impacted parties In part the apology statedWe deplore the shameful practices that denied you, the mothers, your fundamental rights and responsibilities to love and care for your children You were not l

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    Review to come

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    The story flicks between past and present In the past we get to meet Sabina s real mum in the lead up to giving birth and what life was like in the home that she was sent to In present day we see first hand what it is like for Sabina coming to terms with finding out she is adopted.I had so much empathy for Sabina Usually most people know they were adopted from a young age or usually around the time they get to their eighteenth birthday Sabina is only a couple of

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    Overall I thought it was a very interesting subject However, I thought there was a lot of lazy writing when it came to the search and certain characters It was too easy and fairly irritating how all the loose ends so easily came together I did like how it made me swing in emotion about how I felt about Lilly and Megan Overall a good read, but could have been a lot better given how weighty the subject matter is.

  9. says:

    A very beautiful and sensitive story based on truly heartbreaking true events in Australia in the early 70 s concerning forced adoptions I loved reading about the main character Bean s emotions and feelings towards her adoptive parents and her birth parents and the wonderful relationship she has with her husband All the characters felt very real to me and I would recommend this book.

  10. says:

    As a mother, The Secret Daughter spoke to me directly.We meet Sabina At 37 years of age, she falls pregnant, only to find out she was adopted.What a shock that would be to anyone.It s also a shock to Sabina as she already loves her unborn childthan she would have imagined possible.How could anyone abandon their child Why was she put up for adoption Sabina struggles with these questions and then sets out to find her biological mother.At this point in The Secret Daughter, I w

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About the Author: Kelly Rimmer

Kelly Rimmer is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, including The Secret Daughter and The Things We Cannot Say She s soldthan one million books, and her novels have been translated intothan 20 languages Kelly lives in the Central West of New South Wales with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil.

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