Book Review: The Favorite Daughter @KairaRouda #FavoriteDaughter @HQStories @HarlequinBooks #GoodMother

Thank you to Netgalley for my advanced reader’s copy of The Favorite Daughter.  Yes, again, I am late with my review, but to make up for it, one of my good friends has already picked this one up and devoured it based on the recommendation from me…so…let’s call it even, shall we?

Apparently Saturdays on my blog are days to post about batshat crazy books.  Our main star, Jane, is a crazy protective mother and house wife.  How crazy?  Jane would say she is loving, caring, and give you some crazy statistic of how you could randomly die.  She would say everything she does is out of love and all she is doing is protecting her family.  I would say she needs to committed and go under an evaluation because she’s just not right.  Jane is what keeps you reading in this one…

I kept reading in awe of Jane would do.  I mean, I seriously still cannot get over how crazy Jane Harris is.  Some background…Jane is a married mother of 2, except one daughter jumped off of a cliff and killed herself (Mary).  Betsy is about to graduate high school and Jane is doing all she can to protect and love her.  When she discovers she may be having a relationship with a tutor from school, ooooo.  The family is FULL of secrets kept from each other.  Sometimes the dialogue between the characters was a little…odd, short, and curt, but overall it’s a great read.

This story was a great mystery/thriller.  I did not see quite a bit that was revealed to us toward the end.  I firmly believe this book will keep you guessing and will surprise you with a twist or two!  Her marriage is also a big star in this book as she thinks it is on its way to healing and being whole again.  She really lost it after Mary died and her marriage suffered.  Or has her marriage suffered all along?  Hmmm…it was SO interesting reading this all from Jane’s point of view!

This is a must read 4 star read.  It is a mystery that will leave you satisfied at the end with what happens.  I am still in disbelief that Jane thinks she has done NOTHING wrong at the end.  Baffling.  I know she’s a fictional character, but O-M-G!  High five to Kaira Rouda for knocking this one out of the park!!  Have you read this one?  What did you think of it?


Title: The Favorite Daughter

Author: Kaira Rouda

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: Harlequin Books

Release Date: May 21, 2019

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I'm a wife, mother to 2 children, teacher to those with special needs, quilter, sewing enthusiast, book worm, self-proclaimed foodie, and wannabe rock star! There just aren't enough hours in my day!!

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