Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Favorite Daughter

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home—until she learns of her dad’s failing health.

Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs the family’s Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters’ rift. While Alzheimer’s slowly steals their father’s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. As his secret past brings Lena’s own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I loved returning to South Carolina for The Favorite Daughter.  Right from the very first chapter, Patti pulled my in, big time.  Shocking first chapter sets the tone for the story.  Lena's father's illness brings her home (nothing else would), we learn about more than one family secret.  The Favorite Daughter is a great book about hurting, healing and moving on for the sake of family.  Really, what else matters?  I really enjoyed The Favorite Daughter.  Even though the cover suggests a summer read, this book can be read anytime of the year!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I have read The Bookstore at Water's End (click here for the review).  I would love to read all her other books.  I love the cover of Driftwood Summer and Between the Tides (which is on my to read shelf).  

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The Bookshop at Water’s EndThe Idea of LoveThe Stories We Tell, and Driftwood Summer. As Patti Callahan, she’s the author of the USA Today bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated multiple times for the Southern Inde­pendent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for Fiction, Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs, and women’s groups.

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