EPUB [The Favorite Daughter] by Patti Callahan Henry

The Favorite Daughter


The Favorite Daughter by Patti Callahan Henry pulls at my heartstrings and Has Me Thinking About me thinking about I would have eacted to the events in the story On Lena s wedding day ight before she d walk down the aisle she experiences a betrayal of the worst kind Immediately Lena flees her lifetime home her FAMILY AND ALL THE PLANS SHE HAS FOR HER and all the plans she has for her Lena makes a successful life for herself as a travel writer makes new friends has many lovers but never allows anyone to break through her emotional barriers Lena has moved on and she is never going back to her old Life Except To Visit Her except to visit her father and brother For ten years Lena avoids any contact with her sister Hallie once as close to her as a twina sister that has tried to contact Lena in every way possible throughout the years Then Lena eceives a call from her brother Shane telling her that their dad had been diagnosed with Alzheimers and that she must come home and help him deal with the situation So Lena enters the world she was only going to visit briefly a world that Is That Even a Country, Sir! reuires her to communicate with and be around her sister Hallie as the siblings decide what is best for their dad Not only is Lena angry but to her surprise and disgust her sister Hallie is angry for Lena abandoning the family something Lena feels she had everyight to do As the siblings make a memory book for their dad they discover gaps in his life story from around the time that Lena was conceived and born While their dad has even a trace of memories left the siblings attempt to pry the past from their dad a past that has never been spoken of before Lena learns that betrayal can come from everywhere and that people handle betrayal in different and strange ways There is so much going on in this book dealing with betrayal family lies love of home that may not be the place where one grew up and was born forgiveness and forgetting Gavin the father of the siblings is a special character with such strong feelings concerning his loves his memories his family and he was one of my favorite parts of this book Thank you to BerkleyPenguin Publishing Group and Edelweiss for this ARC The Favorite Daughter is a moving heartfelt story that delves into the power of memories learning to forgive when betrayal うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] rips you apart and discovering what home means to you The story explores a family separated by betrayal and brought together by their father s illness We see the effect of betrayal secrets and heartache had on this family that left me with so much to think about From the first pages I was co. En years ago Lena Donohue experienced a wedding day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend South Carolina andeinvented herself in New York City Though now a freelance travel writer the one place she arely goe. ,
Mpletely immersed in this family drama and fascinated
"by how betrayal "
how betrayal this family and how the power of memories shaped them The family explores the past by creating a memory book of their father s past and secrets start to come out Through the layers in the story Patti Callahan Henry shows us the meaning of forgiveness and had me thinking about how that can shape us and how memories can define what home means to us It had me thinking about the memories we might want to forget the importance of family secrets being ev 25 starsEven though I m giving this book a fairly low A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators rating it s not a case of me thinking this is a horrible book and nobody should like it I believe it will appeal to manyeaders but I had a few problems with the characters and storyline which prevented me from fully enjoying the bookLena Donohue has avoided seeing her sister Hallie for a decade Let s just say Lena s wedding years ago didn t go exactly as planned and even though so much time has passed she still has unresolved issues with Hallie Unfortunately their father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease so she Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival returns to her hometown to help Hallie and their brother document his life story But when you flee your past can you ever truly come back homeUnfortunately I had justead a book with similar storylines and that one just worked better for me than this one I didn t Lifting really care for the two sisters so it was hard to feel fully invested in theirelationship When you start the book two sisters so it was hard to feel fully invested in their elationship When you start the book have a pretty good idea about the end game but I was disappointed in how the author chose to get there I wish she would have gone in a completely DIFFERENT DIRECTION IN REGARDS TO HALLIE direction in egards to Hallie her husband s marriage as it just felt tired stale and exactly the same plot as every other love triangle type story I also thought the omance between Lena and her love interest was kinda boring and fell flat I eally enjoyed the author s previous novel The Bookshop at Water s End so I wish this book would have been a better A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned read for me But just because it wasn t a good fit for me doesn t mean others won t find positive things to take away from the novelThank you to First to Read for the opportunity toead an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post a eview and all views expressed are my honest opinion Emotional heartfelt and powerful Patti Callahan Henry s The Favorite Daughter is a story of the complexity of families the anguish of loss and the profound healing power of forgivenessPatti Callahan Henry has published uite S is home until she learns of her dad's failing healthReturning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who uns the family's Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters' ift While Alzh. .
Catalog of work but this was actually the first book I have ead by her The story opens with the protagonist Lena walking in on one of THE WORST THINGS IMAGINABLE ON HER worst things imaginable on her day Panicked and devastated Lena flees her hometown and moves to new york city where she is a New York City where she is a writer and goes by the name ColleenThis is so much than a betrayed on her wedding day novel It begins at that point but it is actually a story about a family and about egret
"loss forgiveness and "
forgiveness and power of love Colleen does eturn home from New York nearly ten years after leaving when she The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division receives a call from her brother Shane Her brother is a beacon of support and peacemaking he actuallyeminded me of my own brother in that way staying steady through the fracture in their family Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) running the family pub in South Carolina and taking care of their father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer sThis was such an emotional book for me having known loved ones who had Alzheimer s Ieally felt for this family as Lena and her sister struggle with their Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl relationship and as Shane tries to keep the peace at home while keeping their pub afloat I alsoeally felt for their father as he tries to come to terms with the progression of his illnessThe family dynamics felt authentic and the emotions were Défendre Jacob raw I am admittedly a crier but I cried a lot through this one It s emotional and beautiful and touching The theme of forgiveness is powerful throughout and this is certainly a thought provoking story What are we able to forgive and move on from in the face of losing everything How do we know whether to turn away or to stayA book that I won t soon forgetThank you to Berkley for my copy Opinions are my own Patti Callahan Henry is a truly gifted writer In this women s fiction novel Colleen is horribly betrayed on her wedding day in South Carolina Sheuns away to New York City and as a travel writer or less stays constantly unning as in away from her feelings for a decade until her brother calls her and tells her to come home since it appears her father has Alzheimer s and his health is declining apidlyThe book is about memory how it gets warped and how it can wound but also how it ties us to family and history The characters are all likeable and believable This is not fast paced or heavy on plot but it s beautiful and no matter what your family and Black Gold in North Dakota romance story you llelate Thanks so much to NetGalley and Berkley Books for allowing me an advance look at this book which RELEASES JUNE 4 2019For eviews please visit htttpwwwtheresaalannetblog. Eimer's slowly steals their father's memories the siblings ush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs As his secret past brings Lena's own childhood into focus it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of hom. .

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