Saturday, November 21, 2009

Somebody Else's Daughter - A Review

Here is a partial synopsis from the author's website ...
"In the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts a group of families is connected through the prestigious Pioneer prep school. Into this community enters Nate Gallagher, a teacher and struggling writer haunted by the daughter he gave up for adoption years ago. The girl, Willa—now a teenager and one of Nate's students—lives with her adoptive parents, Joe and Candace, who have nurtured her with their affection and prosperity. When Willa wins a community service internship and begins working at a local women's shelter, her friendship with a troubled prostitute raises questions about her own biological past. Despite her parent's love and care, Willa can't shake her feelings of confusion and abandonment, and Joe and Candace are too preoccupied with their crumbling marriage to realize her unhappiness."

This book was the first opportunity I had to read anything by Ms. Brundage, and I totally loved it and give it a 5 out of 5.

The book was one I could not put down. From the very beginning when Nate Gallagher was writing his newly born daughter a letter trying to explain to her where she came from to the very end when he found true happiness at last, I did not want to put the book down. I was enthralled with the characters and how they each had an opportunity to tell the story from their own points of view as the story went on. I was definitely drawn in to the fluidity of the book and just kept turning pages to keep up. It was amazing for me how the book took a turn into a thriller type genre which for me was unexpected, because I do not like to "read" into things and figure it out...I like a book to reveal itself to me, and this one did. I was not disappointed.

I have since pawned it off as a "must read" to my mother and will absolutely recommend it to anyone that wants a great read! I also am now looking forward to Ms. Brundage's other book titled, "The Doctor's Wife."

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a good book. So you pawned it off on mom huh? Here's a book, now go to your


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