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review 2018-03-07 03:12
THE UNQUIET DAUGHTER by Danielle Flood
The Unquiet Daughter - Danielle Flood

The Unquiet Daughter

Danielle Flood

Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by Piscataqua Press

ISBN: 1944393188 (ISBN13: 9781944393182)

 

I had read The Quiet American, a while a go, and was quite intrigued when I read the description of this book. The author did her homework/research for this memoir, so there were a lot of description of what was happening in Vietnam when her mom, father, and stepfather were living there. Having a not so wonderful childhood, and parents who either did not communicate well or outright lied to her, I could feel her struggle in trying to figure out who she was and where she belonged. The research Flood has done of her mother's background, as well as that of her biological and stepdad's, gave a lot of insight as to what was lost to her in her formative years. Many of us have a lot more from our parents as we grow up. I did enjoy reading this memoir. At times, I felt as if the author's need for positive attention from her mom and for a relationship with her biological dad came across as a childlike "I want, I want" flare up. I wasn't sure how much of that came from the upbringing she had.


***This copy was received from the Author through a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for a fair review***

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text 2018-02-25 08:21
PROGRESS UPDATE: Page 252 THE UNQUIET DAUGHTER
The Unquiet Daughter - Danielle Flood

I am on page 252 of this memoir. I am not much of a memoir reader, but this one claims to be the inspiration for "the love triangle The Quiet American by Graham Greene." Graham Greene is one of my favorite writers, so I grabbed a chance at a giveaway from the author on Goodreads and won it! So far I am enjoying it a lot. (it's actually got another giveaway on Goodreads that ends on March 3rd). I'm in the middle of 2 other books, but I am hoping to finish this one soon.

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review 2017-11-11 21:10
THE LUSTER OF LOST THINGS BY Sophie Chen Keller
The Luster of Lost Things - Sophie Chen Keller

The Luster of Lost Things

by Sophie Chen Keller

Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (first published April 8th 2017)

ISBN:  0735210780 (ISBN 13: 9780735210783)

 

I finished this a while ago. While it was a little slow moving at first, I got to enjoy the story very much. The main character got to be very likeable and I really enjoyed the people he met along his journey.

****I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway from the author and publisher***

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review 2017-08-09 21:26
Any Dream Will Do (New Beginnings #4) by Debbie Macomber
Any Dream Will Do: A Novel - Debbie Macomber

My thoughts on: Any Dream Will Do

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review 2017-07-07 04:25
THE HIDING PLACE by David Bell
The Hiding Place - David J. Bell
  • THE HIDING PLACEDavid Bell
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045123796X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451237965
  • aslo on Kindle ASIN: B0083P4ANC and audiobook ASIN: B009SBIGSA

 

I must have changed my mind as to the who and what 3 or 4 times by the end of this book. David Bell's writing style is easy to read, so this I was able to get through this quickly, even while trying to not speed read and miss anything. I really enjoyed the main character, Janet's daughter. The main characters were developed well. I am looking forward to reading more of David Bell's writing.


******I received this book from a Goodread's first reads giveaway held by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA)****

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