The Secret Daughter
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The Secret Daughter


As I saw my new-born 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.

38 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 bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.

Title:The Secret Daughter
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:306 pages

    The Secret Daughter Reviews

  • Elyse
    Jun 06, 2015

    Emotions were swirling as I read "The Secret Daughter", by Kelly rimmer. It's a fiction book....set in Australia.Much of the subject is very real: "Forced Adoption Practices". This history will turn y...

  • Elaine
    Jun 03, 2015

    Sabina is 38 years old and pregnant with her first baby when her parents hit her with the bombshell that she is adopted in this extremely emotional and melodramatic story which weaves its way between ...

  • Sue1958
    May 27, 2015

    I was eager to read this book as I have heard a lot about it so, when I was granted a copy from Bookouture via Net Galley in exchange for my honest review, of course, I jumped right in.Kelly Rimmer th...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Jun 20, 2015

    A very beautiful and sensitive story based on truly heartbreaking true events in Australia in the early 70's concerning forced adoptions. I loved reading about the main character "Bean's" emotions and...

  • Tanya Brough
    Jun 01, 2015

    As a mother, The Secret Daughter spoke to me directly.We meet Sabina. At 37 years of age, she falls pregnant, only to find out she was adopted.What a shock that would be to anyone.It's also a shock to...

  • MetLineReader
    Jun 03, 2015

    Wow what a corker. Weepy and possibly predictable in a way, nevertheless this does not detract from a simple, heartwrenching story that is well told. Good, clear writing that comes across as true (rat...

  • Rebecca
    May 31, 2015

    Originally posted on Secret Daughter is Kelly Rimmer's second novel with publishers Bookouture. Kelly's first novel with Bookouture, Me Without You, was publish...

  • Maggie
    Jun 04, 2015

    I received this from Netgallery in exchange for an honest review. I requested this book because I’m adopted. I grew up knowing that fact the same way I knew I was left handed & loved the water. The ...

  • Kim
    Jun 08, 2015

    This book really makes an impact. Sabrina finds out she was adopted when she is 38 and expecting her own baby. She is absolutely stunned- why did her parents wait so long to tell her and what aren’t...

  • Paula Bristow
    Jul 30, 2015

    Overall I thought it was a very interesting subject. However, I thought there was a lot of lazy writing when it came to the search and certain characters. It was too easy and fairly irritating how all...