The Daughter She Lost: A completely gripping and emotional page turner

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As I walk into the stark white house in the shadow of the pine trees, I can’t help but feel uneasy. I’ve always imagined what it would have been like to meet my birth mother before she died. Or to return, a lost daughter, to Avalon Springs, the place where I should have been raised. But nothing prepared me for this…


I should have realized something was wrong when I saw the way people looked at me in the hotel that morning. The way they glanced at my daughter Madison and the fearful look in their eyes when they found out I had inherited the old family home.

 

Then I find a jewelry box in my mother’s room. It sits covered in blue satin, hidden away in dust, untouched for years. And the contents inside change everything.


In my gut I know I need to admit this was a mistake, take my children by the hand and forget about my past forever. But now I’ve started digging I know that it’s impossible to leave…

 

A gripping and emotional novel about what it means to belong. The Daughter She Lost is perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher, Diane Chamberlain and Liane Moriarty.

 

What readers are saying about The Daughter She Lost:

“A definite must read. Pulled on my heartstrings… I was pulled into the lies, secrets and family drama and felt as though I was part of it. Lauren blew me away with this one.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


I was completely entranced… As the pages turned, my innards shivered deliciously wanting to know the truth… Absolutely wicked. And the emotions... Oh man, I could feel them in every word especially in the last 30%. And that made me devour the book in one setting.” Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars

 

“Not very often do I give five stars to a book but this one certainly deserves it!… Lots of twists and turns throughout and the ending is just phenomenal and totally unexpected! For me this is the perfect book because it encompasses everything that I look for and seldom find.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

“I absolutely adored this book. The characters were so real that it sucked you in and made you feel a part of the story. You didn't want it to end!” Goodreads reviewer


“The first page already made me pull the box of tissues closer to me... An emotional story… makes you want to weep… Keeps you captivated.” B is for Book Review, 5 stars


What a suspenseful, shocking story full of family secrets. I could not put this book down! My favorite part of the book was the ending that I didn’t see coming… Am definitely a huge fan now!” Goodreads reviewer


“When the truth is revealed at the end of the book it is a shocking twist that you will never guess is coming. I stayed up until wee hours of the morning because I just had to know how it ended… This was some good reading, you will be glad you picked it up and read it.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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Published on
Mar 27, 2020
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Pages
355
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ISBN
9781838881955
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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‘Mum wants to know when you’re coming home.’ They were the only words that could ever make me return; the words that I’d been waiting to hear for all these years.


The day Ginny died, Skye lost more than just her sister. Though her mother, Mary’s, strength held their family together, Skye never saw her cry, and her silence made Skye feel alone in her grief. It overwhelmed Skye, and after Ginny’s funeral, she left, wondering if her mother blamed her for not being there the night Ginny fell.


When Skye learns that Mary is desperate to see her for the first time in fifteen years, she hopes that it’s a chance to build back their relationship over homemade shortbread and walks along the beach. To mend their hearts, which have been broken for so long.


Mary’s face is lined, but her hazel-green eyes are the same. The warm scent of lavender and apple hasn’t changed. But there is so much Skye doesn’t know about her mother. And as she finally begins to feel close to her again, Skye starts to uncover secrets about Ginny’s death that may tear their family apart for good…


My Mother’s Silence is a twisty and emotional novel about the bonds between mothers and daughters, and what happens when we hide things from those we love the most. Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Liane Moriarty and Kerry Fisher will be gripped.


What readers are saying about My Mother’s Silence:


‘5 stars, without a doubt!… I found myself lost in the moment turning page after page, loving every moment of pure intrigue… fans of Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth will surely enjoy it!’ Misty’s Corner Reviews, 5 stars


‘Definitely a must read book! Needless to say this book pulled hard on my heartstrings from the very beginning and didn’t let go… will stick with you well after you finish reading it… Such a masterpiece.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book reviews, 5 stars


‘A beautifully written and emotional read… Loved this page turning story.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘Lauren Westwood has smashed it out of the park with a roaring whack!!… This book affected me in a lot of ways… I was left with a pain deep inside me, pain of the unshed tears for the mother and daughter who had lost so much but found each other. I could write pages, but I have to stop here with a tear rolling down my cheek.’ Book reviews by Shalini, 5 stars


‘A stellar read!... Powerful and evocative… I was taut with tension with my shoulders near my ears and suspected each secondary character at some point in reading. I was unwilling to put my Kindle down and deeply resented any interruption.’ Books and Bindings, 5 stars


‘I was drawn into the drama of the past, the secrets, lies and family connections. I couldn't put this book down. Equally emotional and cathartic. It truly was a riveting read.’ Robin Loves Reading


‘Beautiful and emotional… A powerful read that will stay with you after you’ve put the book down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘The writing was so evocative in this novel and the Scottish highland scenery almost became another character. You become drawn in and invested in finding out the truth. A thoroughly enjoyable read with a wholly satisfying and beautifully hopeful ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A story of love and loss and triumph over despair. I look forward to reading more by this author, she is really that good. I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A must-read for summer - a heartwarming story of love and second chances. Perfect for the fans of Jane Costello and Lucy Dillon.

Lizzie Greene is about to lose everything when her husband suddenly dies and his debts come to light.

To make ends meet she opens up her quirky old house to be used as a set for a film based on a bestselling romance novel.

Her life and household are turned upside down when a whole cast of colourful characters enters her family's lives: from an enigmatic author, a handsome location scout, a brooding director, to a heart-throb leading man, never mind her now ex-mother-in-law camped out in her drive.

As Lizzie delves deeper into the film's book, all is not as it seems.

Will her desire to save her house and unravel the secrets of the past lead to new love, or to mortal danger?

What readers are saying:

'An enchanting and engrossing read that I highly recommend and, if you have not yet read Lauren Westwood's books, then what on earth are you waiting for?' Bookish Jottings.

'This book may be called Finding Dreams, but it is safe to say that I had found my dream book in this. Absolutely brilliant!' The Writing Garnet.

'A delightfully charming tale that is heartfelt and genuine and reminds us that good things can happen if you believe in yourself, stay open-minded, and be excited for whatever comes next' What's Better Than Books?.

'A story full of twists and turns, captivating and absorbing. I loved it' Sibzzreads.

'It drew me in right from the very beginning and kept me truly captivated throughout, right to the very shocking outcome' Nessa Stimson, NetGalley.

"Reading Hideaway is like a mini vacation, as Roberts transports you from the sun-drenched mountains of Big Sur to the rolling hills of Ireland to the bustling streets of New York City." - Associated Press

A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway.

Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul.

Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night—one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance...
If you save a crumbling mansion, will it mend a broken heart? Feel-good, warm and romantic, FINDING HOME is perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson.

A month ago, Amy Wood had her perfect home, her perfect boyfriend and her perfect job in London. Now she's broken-hearted, living in her parents' tiny bungalow, and working in a local estate agents in Bath.

At least her new job keeps her busy. Rosemont Hall is a crumbling mansion riddled with woodworm, dry rot – and secrets.

As Amy searches for the perfect owner to restore the house to its former glory, she begins to uncover pieces of the past that some people would rather remain hidden.

In her battle to save Rosemont Hall, Amy will encounter scary housekeepers, evil property developers and mysterious American heirs – and will discover whether the secrets of the past can bring her closer to the future of her dreams...

What readers are saying about Finding Home:

'Lauren Westwood's debut novel is exactly what I wanted it to be. If you're an old romantic, a Jane Austen fan or just want a good laugh, then look no further'

'Gripping story from beginning to end'

'Fab story. Couldn't put the book down'

'The book grabbed me and sucked me in'

'Romantic, funny and with an intriguing tale of mystery thrown in too'

'A great read, it kept me captivated all the way through'

'A lovely lighthearted story with some great comic moments'

'Uplifting, funny and well-written'

'Heartwarming characters in a glorious setting, it's pure, happy romantic escapism'

Lauren Westwood's next novel, FINDING SECRETS, is also avaliable on Amazon. Search: 9781784975890

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