Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Jane Porter + Giveaway

Reviewed by Laura Kay

The second book in the Brennan Sisters trilogy, focuses on Kit Brennan. Kit is about to turn forty and she is still single and without kids. She loves her job as a teacher at Memorial Catholic High School, but she is ready for a family. With her days filled with teaching, but at night and her weekends are filled with helping take care of her mother. Her mother, the woman she looks up to is dying of terminal cancer. Between her mother's illness and having gone on a number of bad dates Kit realizes maybe a husband isn't in her immediate future, but maybe a baby could be. Kit is considering adoption.

After telling her girlfriends her plans to adopt, they push her to keep dating instead. Well to date everyone except that scary biker guy, Jude Knight. So instead she goes out with Michael. Michael, good looking, smart, appears to be perfect. The right kind of guy. Kit is the good daughter, maybe she should keep dating Michael even though she really wants bad boy Jude. Battling her own inner voice Kit unravels a childhood secret, one that may just finally free herself to trust her instincts.

Jane Porter is one of my favorite authors. I've always enjoyed reading her books, but THE GOOD DAUGHTER is by far my favorite novel by her. Maybe it's because I connected to Kit so much. I was privileged enough to take care of my mother was dying of terminal breast cancer. The scenes with Kit and her mother were so well written, so truthful...I was laughing while still wiping away my tears.

This is a very different book, than THE GOOD WOMAN (the first book in the series). This for me was a page turner. I wanted to know if Kit would give in and go for Jude, how Kit would deal with her relationship with Michael. There is an issue with one of Kit's students and you want to see how that whole story unfolds. I didn't want to say good bye to the end of this book and I don't get that a whole lot, but I am very happy to know THE GOOD WIFE will be out this fall and I get to catch up with the sisters again. I HIGHLY recommend!
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22 comments:

  1. Loves the story about the Brennan sisters.

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  2. Thank you for the post and the giveaway. Jane spins a great story!

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  3. The book sounds great. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

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  4. A wonderful novel which is memorable. thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Great review!

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  6. I can't wait to read this one. I've loved everything written by you and I'm sure I'll love this also.

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  7. anxious to read both "The Good Woman" and "The Good Daughter". you have especially tweaked my curiosity about "The Good Daughter", because I also do not usually have that 'sorry to say good-bye' feeling.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this book! A good daughter is one who is there for her family and who is able to do what is needed, when it is needed. I can't wait to read this book!

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  9. Sounds good - a tearjerker and a romance rolled into one? Thank you for the chance on the giveaway.

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  10. I want to read this! and thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I liked The Good Woman, but have a feeling, I'll love The Good Daughter.

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  12. Can't wait to read this.

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  13. I'm a really good daughter, I think. I'd love to read this one. Thank you for sharing.
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  14. I love the title - and the description sounds great.

    I think a good daughter is one who tries to follow the rule and not embarrass or disappoint her family. ;)

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  16. I think a good daughter is someone who loves her family and is there for them no matter what. I loved The Good Woman, can't wait to read this one!

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The books we review on this site (A NOVEL REVIEW) are sent to us by publishers, authors or downloaded from Netgalley. This is a very common practice. We never take payments for these reviews and all the reviews on this site are our own thoughts and feelings and are not influenced.