The Daughter She Lost
As I walk into the stark white house in the shadow of the pine trees, I can’t help but feel uneasy. I’ve always imagined what it would have been like to meet my birth mother before she died. Or to return, a lost daughter, to Avalon Springs, the place where I should have been raised. But nothing prepared me for this…
I should have realized something was wrong when I saw the way people looked at me in the hotel that morning. The way they glanced at my daughter Madison and the fearful look in their eyes when they found out I had inherited the old family home.
Then I find a jewelry box in my mother’s room. It sits covered in blue satin, hidden away in dust, untouched for years. And the contents inside change everything.
In my gut I know I need to admit this was a mistake, take my children by the hand and forget about my past forever. But now I’ve started digging I know that it’s impossible to leave…
A gripping and emotional novel about what it means to belong. The Daughter She Lost is perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher, Diane Chamberlain and Liane Moriarty.
What readers are saying about The Daughter She Lost:
“A definite must read. Pulled on my heartstrings… I was pulled into the lies, secrets and family drama and felt as though I was part of it. Lauren blew me away with this one.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow what a fantastic book. I haven’t been able to put this book down. This has been an emotional read which I have devoured in just one sitting… This is my first read by this author but it definitely won’t be the last. This is definitely a five star read which I would highly recommend to others.” Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars
“I was completely entranced… As the pages turned, my innards shivered deliciously wanting to know the truth… Absolutely wicked. And the emotions… Oh man, I could feel them in every word especially in the last 30%. And that made me devour the book in one setting.” Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars
“Not very often do I give five stars to a book but this one certainly deserves it!… Lots of twists and turns throughout and the ending is just phenomenal and totally unexpected! For me this is the perfect book because it encompasses everything that I look for and seldom find.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“I absolutely adored this book. The characters were so real that it sucked you in and made you feel a part of the story. You didn’t want it to end!” Goodreads reviewer
“The first page already made me pull the box of tissues closer to me… An emotional story… makes you want to weep… Keeps you captivated.” B is for Book Review, 5 stars
“What a suspenseful, shocking story full of family secrets. I could not put this book down! My favorite part of the book was the ending that I didn’t see coming… Am definitely a huge fan now!” Goodreads reviewer
“When the truth is revealed at the end of the book it is a shocking twist that you will never guess is coming. I stayed up until wee hours of the morning because I just had to know how it ended… This was some good reading, you will be glad you picked it up and read it.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Tantalising… I found myself almost trying to shout at the characters at times as they hadn’t worked things out…. The tension and intrigue slowly builds throughout the book until an amazing ending which took me completely by surprise.” Over the Rainbow Book Blog