5 thoughts on “This is My Daughter

  1. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What a depressing book, all I can say is that Peter and Emma both were pretty excrement excuses for parents and I hated the way they made Amanda, Peter’s daughter the scapegoat for their own inadequacies.

    Peter has a moment in the story where he panics that his daughter will grow up and ignore him. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine a better outcome – I hated Emma and Peter that much. My hope is that Amanda decides she doesn’t want them in her life – Peter can just write her a big check and Amanda can

  2. I was disappointed with this one. I had heard the author talk about it on that A&E Sunday morning book review and thought it was going to be about a woman who goes through the trials and tribulations of being a stepmother only to “discover” a bond with the stepdaughter. Not what it was about. It was pretty dull, the writer superficially overdescribed all the settings and people. Instead of gently “painting a picture” in my mind, I was distracted by her minutia.

  3. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Read this a few years ago – what I remember is… so many details. I felt the unfairness of the situation – how ill used everyone felt and my urge was to say: Just stay married!!! And I just loved how in the end it was just that the “bad” daughter needed some attention from her dad and when she got it it was like the waters were calmed. I think that such a generous and true way of seeing the world. It’s been a lesson for me in terms of how families should just relax and be with each other. Thank

  4. As I wandered past a pile of books in my house, the one on top of the pile caught my eye and I paused to give it a quick look even though I was near the end of another book which I should have been reading and finishing before allowing my interest to be piqued by a new book. The dust jacket mentioned “carefully hidden realities of WASP family life” and compared the author to Henry James and Edith Wharton. I sat down just for a minute to read the first couple pages to see why I had purchased it a

  5. It took me forever to get through this book! It had a good story but it was convoluted with uninteresting details that really weren’t necessary. I found myself getting frustrated and bored with these long descriptions so I’d put the book down. It’s too bad because I liked the story and would have recommended the book to others had it not had so many long descriptive tangents in it.

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