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The Secret Daughter – Kelly Rimmer

Blurb: 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.

37 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.

My Review: A very beautiful and sensitive story based on truly heartbreaking true events in Australia in the early 70’s concerning forced adoptions. I loved reading about the main character “Bean’s” emotions and feelings towards her adoptive parents and her birth parents and the wonderful relationship she has with her husband. All the characters felt very real to me and I would recommend this book.

About the Author: Kelly Rimmer is a USA Today best-selling women’s fiction author. Her books have been published in 16 languages. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, two children and fur-baby, and when she’s not working on a story, she can often be found eavesdropping on strangers in cafes. It’s research, not nosiness. Honest.

Genre – Contemporary – Read June 2015

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