Friday, January 7, 2011
The Other Daughter
The Other Daughter
The Other Daughter: A Novel
by Miralee Ferrell (Goodreads Author)
Maureen Timerman's review
Jan 07, 11 · edit
5 of 5 stars
status: Read in January, 2011
The girl standing at the door took a deep breath, pulling her suitcase a little closer to her trembling legs. “My mama’s dead. He’s my daddy.”
Susanne Carson knows that she can trust the love of her life—her husband, David—until she discovers a strange, unkempt young girl on their doorstep, claiming to be David’s daughter.
Not that their marriage has ever been perfect—David’s decision to embrace the Christian faith has strained their relationship. Susanne may not agree with his beliefs, but at least she trusts him. Has David been hiding this not-so-little secret from his past? He wants Susanne to believe in God, but believing hasn’t done much to keep David out of another woman’s arms. What else could her husband be hiding?
As David confronts the truth of his past, Susanne must face her own moment of truth as her marriage is taken to the breaking point and the life of one young girl is left in her hands.
Can you even imagine something like this happening? I enjoyed this book and it was a very fast read. I loved that Brianna was a very sweet girl. Davids and Susanne's two children unconditionally accept the new sister. While David withholds his Love and Susanne turns her head. I loved the way Brianna made her way into their hearts ...including Susanne's Mom! The other unconditional acceptance came from Grandfather.
This book will make you cry and warm your heart as they realize they must lean on the Lord.
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