The Other Daughter

The Other Daughter

Book - 2015
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In 1920s Europe, a young woman discovers that her supposedly dead father is still alive and living in London with his new socially prominent family, whose happiness she sets out to destroy. Still reeling from the death of her mother, and furious at this betrayal, Rachel enters into an uneasy alliance with a mysterious man-about-town, who promises her access to her father. Very soon, however, Rachel faces two unexpected snags: she finds she genuinely likes her half-sister, Olivia, whose situation isn't as simple it appears; and that Rachel herself might just be falling for her sister's fiancé.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250056283
Characteristics: 296 pages ;,25 cm.

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weezie1
Apr 10, 2017

I will get this book at a later day. I have 3 others to read and don't want to get it and have to keep it too long. Thanks

LoganLib_Phoebe Dec 28, 2016

Rachel, a young governess in Paris, thinks she knows who she is and where her life is headed. Then her mother dies and Rachel discovers her life has been built upon a lie...But will she seek revenge?

AL_KATI Oct 21, 2016

So this has everything I like in my historical novels, but the plotting and the writing fell flat for me.

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marthabwaters
Oct 06, 2015

This books includes lots of things I love, including 1920s London and aristocrats, and while I enjoyed this fairly well, it's definitely not Willig's best. The book is pretty short -- less than 300 pages -- so I tore through it quite quickly, but I was left wanting more resolution on a couple of plot points. I liked the romantic subplot, but felt like I just needed more written about the protagonist's family drama to make me feel like it was satisfyingly wrapped. It's an enjoyable enough book, and a good readalike for Beatriz Williams, but just not as great as I wanted it to be.

Chapel_Hill_AmandaG Sep 08, 2015

I so wanted to love this book because it had all these great elements- family secrets, 1920s, high society London, romance and Lauren Willig. However, it just felt flat and just dragged on. Also, there were a couple of loose ends that were never addressed that drove me crazy!

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tina53rose
Aug 23, 2015

I stopped reading only a third of the way through. This is only about the third book (of literally 100's read) that I've done so.
For me it dragged. The plot line was not a surprise, having been read in other books. Woman finds out she's illegitimate, etc, etc, etc...

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heinrij
Aug 21, 2015

No sex, no violence, no bad language and a really good story. I would rate it E for everyone.

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