HELEN DAVIS FEATURED BOOK: THE OTHER DAUGHTER

 

WILLIG

 

Rachel Woodley was raised by a widowed mother who kept their household going by teaching piano.  When Rachel is working as a nanny in France, she receives a message to come home because her mother is ill.  The telegram had been delayed, so her mother was dead before Rachel returned to England.  All that is left to do is clear out the rented cottage.  Under her mother’s pillow, Rachel found a magazine clipping dated three months ago with a picture of a man she recognized as her father, apparently still alive.  The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig is a historical novel that follows Rachel as she searches for understanding and revenge.  Why had her father never visited or contributed to their support?  It seems that he is an Earl with an entire other family.  When Rachel assumes a fake identity she is able to mingle with celebrated Bright Young Things, historical personas you will recognize.  As she moves through society, she meets Olivia, her half- sister or the other daughter.  The answers to Rachel’s questions are not surprising, but this is a romantic, absorbing read.

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