“The Other Daughter” Review

Admittedly, I looked at the novel, The Other Daughter, by Lauren Willig, several times before deciding to give it a try.  A story about  a woman who discovers that she is the illegitimate daughter of an Earl, seemed too predictable, however; nothing about this tale is predictable, and I must confess that once I got deep into the story, I was unable to stop listening until the end. 23014679

The narrated version (voice of Nicola Barber) is particularly well done, and helped a mind-fogged reader, such as myself,  follow along easily. 
The larger question posed by the novel is: Who are we really?   Rachel Woodley takes on many roles and personas before discovering her essential truth, a search that certainly had resonance for me.

The plot twists, inviting the reader to fantasize along with the main character, and revealing a glimpse at life “on the other side of the fence”.

I’ll be looking for another book by this author.


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Writer, avid reader, former educator, and proud grandmother, currently experiencing life through the lens of ME/CFS. Words are, and always have been, a lifeline. Some of the best adventures, I'm discovering, take place in the imagination.

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