Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review & Giveaway: "The Lost Daughter" by Lucy Ferriss

Brooke O'Connor, elegant and beautiful, has a loving husband and a vivacious daughter, so her refusal to have a second child mystifies her husband, Sean. He begins to wonder if Brooke is having an affair with high-school sweetheart Alex, whom she has begun meeting secretly, but little does he know the truth of the situation.

Brooke just can't explain how terrified she is to have a second child to Sean, not when he doesn't know her secret. She has kept it from him all of this time and she tempted fate when she had daughter, Meghan, but she just can't risk it all again. When old boyfriend Alex, now divorced and mourning the death of his young son, surfaces, events from the past are brought back to the surface with alarming speed, causing Brook to re-evaluate all that she holds dear.

The Lost Daughter captivated me from the opening scene. The reader catches a glimpse into the events that transpired all of those years ago and leaves the reader wanting to know more. Author Lucy Ferriss feeds the reader enough information to ignite their curiosity but certainly does not tell us the whole story right away. This is one of those books that you find impossible to put down once you've picked it up.

What struck me the most was the fact that I spent time thinking about The Lost Daughter even when I wasn't reading it. It truly is one of those books that makes you wonder what's going to happen next while you're lying in bed just before you fall asleep or when you're cooking dinner. For me that is an indication of what a great book this was. The subject matter was not always pleasant but it was compelling.

Well-written, haunting, and deeply moving, The Lost Daughter is a beautiful novel about marriage and about forgiving oneself for mistakes that were made in the past. It is a book whose content you will not  easily forget.

Thanks to the publisher I have one copy of The Lost Daughter up for grabs. To win:

1. *Mandatory* Leave me a comment and include your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

2. *Bonus* Become a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect and let me know that you now follow in a comment below. Current followers are eligible for this bonus entry as well, just let me know that you are currently a follower.

3. *Bonus* Spread the word about this contest in some way. Blog about it, Facebook it or Tweet it, just let me know in the comments what you did.

Mandatory as well as any bonus entries can be combined into one comment if desired. This contest is open to US residents only and ends on May 2, 2012 at midnight. Good luck!


  1. This sounds like exactly the kind of book I love!!

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  2. First time hearing about this book, I am intrigued!

    I am currently a follower

  3. Your thoughts were very profound. This book would be captivating. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I love books that linger in my mind like that! No need to enter me.

  7. This book is screaming my name! I love this cover and the synopsis sounds incredible. It's definitely my kind of book. Thank you for bringing it to my attention and the opportunity to win a copy!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew


  8. This sounds like one I might enjoy. Thanks for blogging about it.

  9. This contest is now over. Congratulations to the winner, petite!

  10. I'd like to read this book. It sounds like an absorbing family drama. Thanks for the giveaway.
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