The Secret Daughter: A beautiful novel of adoption, heartbreak and a mother's love

The Secret Daughter: A beautiful novel of adoption, heartbreak and a mother's love

by Kelly Rimmer

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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.

38 years later…
‘You were adopted’. Three short words and Sabina’s life fractures. There would forever be a Before those words, and an After.

Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can’t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret.

Determined 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 years.

From the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.

Find out what readers are saying about The Secret Daughter
‘I adored this novel. Absolutely, 100% adored it. Kelly Rimmer is a beautiful writer … The Secret Daughter packed such an emotional, powerful punch, one that I don't think I've felt before that I'll always associate with her novels from now on.’ Becca’s Books

‘Kelly Rimmer did an amazing job of telling such a heartbreaking tale. This story had me laughing, crying and hugging my daughter a wee tighter. I loved this story!Steph and Chris Book Reviews

‘This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the first words… The Secret Daughter is a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.’ Ask a Bookworm

‘This was a refreshingly different read which I would put in the same vein as Diane Chamberlain but this was even better than some of Diane's latest releases. This is no girl meets boy and falls in love read but rather a heartbreaking, beautifully written story based on true facts… I would highly recommend The Secret Daughter, a thought provoking, emotional story not to be missed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

This was such a moving story, convincingly told. It is almost as though you are reading a memoir rather than a novel … a really compelling read and would definitely recommend it.’ Portobello Book Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910751077
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication date: 06/18/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,166
File size: 552 KB

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The Secret Daughter: A beautiful novel of adoption, heartbreak and a mother's love 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A novel about the Australian policy of forcing teen single mothers into maternity homes which then led to taking the babies for adoption to"perfect whitemarried couples". I think the double betrayall would have broken most girls. This story is about 3 women in a triangle: victmized birthmother, the adoptive couple, & a 30-something pregnant daughter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book and hated to put it down. I loved the characters. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing seemed 16 year old would write letters like Lilly wrote to James. I didn’t feel a connection with any of the characters and can’t believe the storyline could really occur. A father and his family would be denied a child in the 70’s? I kept reading but was never pulled into the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me laugh and cry. Good read.