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The Secret Daughter Audiobook

The Secret Daughter: A Beautiful Novel of Adoption, Heartbreak and a Mother's Love

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Publisher's Summary

As I saw my newborn 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.

Thirty-seven 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 best-selling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.

©2015 Kelly Rimmer (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    "wonderful story"

    enjoyed this very much. finished in one day. i was sad i was happy. narrarator was good. not boring or monotone at all

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T. Lit. 02-22-16
    T. Lit. 02-22-16 Member Since 2016

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    "The secret daughter"

    As an adopted daughter, I found this beautifully and compassionately written from both sides.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan M. Sloan georgia 07-13-16
    Susan M. Sloan georgia 07-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful story!"

    I loved this story so much. I loved the characters and the way it was told. The narrator was wonderful! Can't wait to read more of her books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story"

    Very good story about a painful time in history. It takes place in Australia but that is not the only place such things happened. Good character development. Good story. I've listened every available minute since I started the book.

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    Unknown 06-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow moving."

    She just went on and on chastising her adoptive parents and was too preoccupied with her feelings. I forwarded several chapters and she was still feeling sorry for herself. Could have told the whole story in just a few chapters.

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    Amazon Customer 09-17-16
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    "hit home"

    as someone who is adopted and found my birth mother and father this book hit home on many accounts for me. mostly on ajar she would be like..why it happened. good story

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    "Brilliant"

    An excellent story could not put it down would listen to it over and over again. Narration was superb.
    Would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Kindle Customer Margaret Bird
    3/9/16
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    "the secret daughter"

    A very very good read all so audio was great relax and listen thank you

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • happy loon
    2/24/16
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    "Fabulous insight so well written"

    Great character development.
    My only personal observation is that I belueve this book sits on the fence but that's ok.
    In reality we all know historically apologises were given by the government for the treatment of these girls. I really think that perhaps some people were treated over harshly in the book where as others were let off. Hmm I'm still mulling this all over, I felt it tried to reset abolish a level playing field which could not be achieved. This is not to say I didn't love this book!
    I was enraptured from page one and every page to the end.
    Absolutely first rate writing and fabulous narrator too
    5 amazing stars.
    Brilliant.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    2/11/16
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    "an amazing story"

    I loved this story.
    some times life just isn't as straight forward as we expect it should be. mistakes made by people of power in the past can take decades to be made right if ever that can at all.
    be prepared to shed tears of sadness and happiness. settle in you may not want to put this book down until you are finished.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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