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My Husband's Daughter

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After reading this book I have had to recover before doing my review.
This story is full of love, hurt, heartbreak and such a powerful message. 
The characters were all fabulous. Cara is the mother of 4 year old Sophie. Jack and Rebecca are happily married and neither of them want children.... Then there is a knock on the door.
Their lives change from that moment on. With twists and turns right the way through it kept me turning the pages. Does contain storyline about cancer. 
All in all this was the first, but not the last of Emma Robinsons books I am to read. I want to thank netgalley and the publishers and author for allowing me to read this book for my honest opinion.
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Jack Faulkner and his wife, Rebecca, have chosen not to have children. Their lives are complete between their careers and friends. They are both sure of their decision…until one night. When Rebecca answers the door, their entire world will change as Jack’s former girlfriend, Cara, is at the door with her four-year old daughter, Sophie. She informs them that Sophie is Jack’s daughter. This is the beginning to the changes that will take place in all of their lives. Jack and Rebecca allow Cara and Sophie to stay as they have nowhere else to go and they need to come to terms with her news. How will this new normal affect all of their lives? Although this is not a new story line, Ms. Robinson does a wonderful job with the telling. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
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In My Husband's Daughter, Robinson has tackled a very emotional and difficult subject and asked an almost impossible 'what if'? When her husband Jack's rather fragile ex-girlfriend, Cara, arrives on Rebecca and Jack's doorstep late one night, none of their lives will ever be the same. Jack has not seen Cara for five years but here she is, with a four year old daughter ... 
Focusing mainly on the female characters, the author asks the question, could you love another woman's child? She manages to relay this dreadful proposition in all its complex ramifications and, as always in her books, find the humanity in all her characters. None of these people are perfect - they either cling too tightly to fixed career paths or luxury holidays or perhaps don't take enough responsibility for their actions but Robinson seems to be saying, do you know what? they're human and shit happens and despite our best laid plans, most of us are just making it up as we go along.  And so, when the worst happens, the solutions are as messy as the fallout ... nothing is perfect and no one is necessarily cut out for what life throws at them. But if people step up and do the right thing, then the worst doesn't have to be out and out disaster.  Robinson also looks at ideas/myths surrounding what it means to be a mother - the fact that no one really knows how to do it and everyone worries they won't be good enough and, no matter how nice the guy, the mental and physical load of children is still landing on women. 
The end of the book made me cry and I carried on crying for a while after I'd finished it - but ultimately the message is one of hope and faith in human beings and their ability to put others before themselves and be all richer for it. A message we need now more than ever. Fully recommend.
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This is the first time I am reading a book by Emma Robinson and I really liked the way she writes and the character development that the protagonist goes through. 

Rebecca and Jack are the new age couple who have consciously made a choice not to have children and their lives are set as per that rule. Both of them are very successful in their careers and are very happy in the freedom that not having children can bring them. They do not bother with the occasional remarks from other couples with children and they are very strong in their resolution. Then one evening, unexpectedly,  Cara and Sophie enter their lives. Cara is Jack's ex girl friend and Sophie is supposedly his daughter. Overnight Rebecca and Jack's life take a turn when they decide to help Cara and Sophie and the journey that Rebecca goes through is what makes story so meaningful.

Emma Robinson has depicted her characters so well that they come alive in front of my eyes and commendable is each character's journey in their thoughts, beliefs and their way at dealing with circumstances. I loved how the author shows the growth of Rebecca and how her personality undergoes a .change. The journey through the story is the real charm and  was glued to it through and through till the ending. Th story is about motherhood, resilience, strength and character. 

This story is for all those who love  contemporary fiction that focus on emotions and journey of the characters and the story. I loved it. Will look forward to reading more of the author's works. 
I thank Netgalley, Bookouture and the author for honoring my request to review this book and th opinions expressed are entirely mine.
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Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for an early copy Of My Husband‘s Daughter. Well the ending was a tearjerker, really a good plot. Loved everyone of the characters, it was like being in the book myself.  Get your tissues ready from the middle of the book on.
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Really enjoyed reading this book, couldn't put it down, must admit its one that I would happily pick up again and read, 
Overall I would recommend to anyone to read it, can't wait to get it on my page and let my followers know what I think about it!
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Before Jack and Rebecca got married, the had definitely agreed on one thing together. Neither one of them wanted children. They were extremely busy with their careers. When they did have time together they wanted to be able to do anything they wanted, without having to deal with the issues of a child.
For example, babysitters, when school vacations were, etc.
They were great just the way their lives were.
Then the doorbell rang. It was Cara an ex-girlfriend from five years back. She has a four year old daughter, Sophie, who is the exact image of Jack.
I loved this story. I loved how Rebecca was so strong and eager to help with the arrival of a child in her husband's life. Cara was a wonderful character. Strong, yet fragile. Willing to do whatever she needed to for Sophie to have a living home.
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I knew by the description this was going to be a  touching story about love, loss and faith in humanity. The writing drew me in from the first few pages and this is a book you just couldnt put down til it was finished.

Emma Robinson made me feel so many emotions from laughter to tears.

The two perspectives of Rebecca and Cara made the story run perfectly together.

One more thing about Emma's writing is her detail. She give alot insight,emotion and detail in each character flawlessly. I felt like i was inside their lives. Feeling everything they were. 

I haven't read anything like this in a long time and I am an avid reader.for a long time, and I read quite alot.It's a must-read for all those who want a slightly different story that will make you experience all kinds of emotions as reader.

Emma, through her unique style and powerful words, so simple, easy to read yet so powerful, tells us how one life can affect many others.

So, I cannot express the need for everyone to read this book. But it is just a beautiful,powerful emotional book and I think it gives us a look into our own lives too

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for my copy.
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Rebecca is emphatic that she does not want to have children. She finds herself looking for a man who also wants to be unencumbered with such a responsibility. The man she meets is Jack and they fall in love and marry and feel as though they have it all! Traveling and great jobs and a beautiful house. They like kids, but they belong to other people!

Their lives are about to change when their doorbell rings and an ex-girlfriend arrives holding the hand of a five year old little girl!  Meet your daughter, Jack. We need a place to stay tonight! 

The author has you hypnotic at that point in time! It’s like you are hooked right there and you will not put down this book! The characters seem so real because I am sure every aspect of this book has happened or will happen to someone! Life is so real and this book puts things into perspective that people are careless about their own choices and decisions and that if they are not careful it’s ultimately the child who suffers! 
The author has written an exceptional amazing story that I would definitely recommend this book to anyone especially to teenagers Or college age young women! 

I received an advanced copy from NetGalley and these are my willingly given thoughts and opinions.
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This is an emotional read. I thought that the story was predictable but still a good read. It was emotional and raw in places.

Thank you to Netgalley for my copy.
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Late one evening, the doorbell at Jack & Rebecca's house rings.  Cara and her young daughter Sophia are on the other side of the door.  Cara had a relationship with Jack years before, and is claiming that Sophia is his daughter.  Cara's background and future challenges are eventually exposed as the story moves forward. 
Based on the beginning of the story, I expected a slightly sinister story line, but midway through the book, the emotional onslaught arrives and the story takes a different direction.
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My Husband’s Daughter was not what I was expecting. I thought there was going to be twists and turns, but in a more thrilling way. This novel reminded me of the movie Stepmom. I liked all the characters, I was suspicious of Cara at first. Mainly because I thought this was going to be more suspenseful. But her diagnosis was revealed pretty early on so that suspicion went away. I really liked Rebecca and her growth throughout the novel. I don’t know if I would have been able to act the way she did. She didn’t want kids, no way no how. And now a four year old shows up at her door, and it’s her husbands surprise child. She handled it with such grace and I really liked her for it.
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Young married couple Jack and Rebecca. A couple who has decided that they don't want to have children. Then an old girlfriend shows up at the door with a little girl. 
Story told through Rebecca and Cara's eyes.
Very emotional! Sophie was cute.
Have tissue handy
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My Husbands Daughter by Emma Robinson
Rebecca and Jack, married, successful and happy. One Friday evening when the doorbell rings, standing at the door is Cara (Jack's ex-girlfriend) and her daughter Sophie. There the story begins.
This story is told from two perspectives - Rebecca's and Cara's.
This is a story where the past and present are cleverly intertwined; it covers a range of emotions that will make you laugh and cry; it is a thought-provoking read. I highly recommend it.
I want to thank NetGalley, Bookouture and author Emma Robinson for a pre-publication copy to review.
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What a beautiful heart wrenching story of love and loss. Once i got into it, it was one of those books that i just couldn't put down. The way the story was told switching between characters was very enjoyable.
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Rebecca and Jack had an amazing life together. Both extremely busy with their work, but making time for the other. They were both adamant that they didn't want children in their lives. One evening the doorbell rings and it's one of Jack's ex girlfriend's, with a 4 year old child in tow, who she says is Jack's.

Why has Cara appeared now with her daughter? Where was she for the last 4 years? Rebecca has a strong feeling that Cara is about to turn their lives upside down, but not necessarily in the way Rebecca expects.

This is a wonderfully written book full of love, pain, friendship, hope, and a whole lot more love, because a mother will do anything for her daughter. A fabulous book, and a lovely story, but keep some tissues to hand.
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Wow! Just finished this book and absolutely loved it. I will say it felt a little slow to start and took a little getting into but once I did I found I couldn’t stop reading.
In this book we meet Rebecca and Jack, the perfect couple with a perfect life until one Friday Evening when there is a ring on the doorbell. Introducing Cara (Jack’s ex girlfriend) and her daughter Sophie.
The story is told from both Cara and Rebecca’s prospective and really draws you in. 
A very thought provoking, emotional book. What would you do in their position?
I fell in love with little Sophie and grew to love both Cara and Rebecca in their own ways as I learned more about them and the story evolved. I cried big fat tears and was grateful for the epilogue to help dry them up.
This is the 1st book I’ve read by this author but I shall certainly be looking for and reading more.
Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book
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Have a box, no two boxes, of tissues at the ready for this one. 
A beautifully written, heart wrenching story of love and loss and families, old and new. 

Jack and Rebecca live a busy, well organised life, with their future mapped out in front of them.
Cara, along with daughter Sophie, arrive at their door late one Friday night. How many secrets is Cara hiding and what does she expect from Jack and Rebecca?

You will get pulled into this one from the very first word and will find it hard to put down until the very last one. It will stay with you once you have put the book down and dried your eyes! 

I’m not going to lie, you will shed tears reading this story. It deals with some very heartbreaking issues that no one ever wants to have to deal with. The author describes and explains things well, always gentle to everyone’s feelings. 

As the story progresses your feelings towards the characters will change as revelations are made and their histories are explained.
I fell in love with all the characters in this book.

This is the first book I have read from this author, but it certainly won’t be the last.

Thank you to Netgalley, the publishers and most importantly the author, for the chance to read this book, in exchange for an honest review.
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When Jack and  Rebecca  meet and married they were absolutely, without a doubt certain, that they didn’t want kids.  Both have high pressure jobs and both wanted the most success and freedom they could have, feeling that a child would take all that away from them.
So one a Friday night , their doorbell rings and ...surprise... it’s Jacks ex girlfriend with their 4 year old daughter.  A daughter Jack claims to never have known about, not only that but Cara, the ex girlfriend , has a huge secret 
She’s keeping from Jack and Rebecca .
This book is written from both Rebecca and Cara’s points of view, it was a page turner as secret after secret is revealed !
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The two main characters in this spellbinding story are Rebecca and Cara. In an ordinary and measured life they could never be friends but when push comes to shove their friendship flourishes in a way that uniquely bonds them forever and with heart-stopping finality that is totally heart-breaking.
Cara is the devoted mother of four-year-old Sophie, who is her summer, her sunshine and her whole world. They are a completely united unit and Cara would literally do anything to safeguard her daughter and make sure she grew up to be confident, surrounded by love and realise her dreams and ambitions. Sophie is a lovely little girl, feisty, loving and very well brought up. She is a real credit to her mother, wise despite her tender age and full of love.
Rebecca is a dedicated, talented and ambitious business woman. She is very happily married to Jack who is also a rising star in his office. They are a perfect match for each other and very much in love. They arrange their busy lifestyle perfectly complementing each other and their lives are spread out around them with promise of health, wealth and happiness. Life is good; they are so contented and full of hope for their mapped-out future together.
Then, late one bleak Friday evening their life together is served a real dynamite explosion of a curve-ball and in the blink of an eye and a ring of their doorbell chaos reigns down upon them and their lives are changed forever. There on the doorstep an unexpected visitor introduces herself to Rebecca as Cara and with her is a tired and shivering Sophie. This is their story and also the story of what happens next.
I read the publicity releases for this novel and I thought ‘Yes, that is definitely one I’d like to read and review’. I applied to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture and was delighted to be approved. Thank you for my copy. I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful, heart-warming and engaging novel. I want to shout out loud and proud to tell just how wonderful it is in so many different ways. This author has oodles of talent, but more than that she writes with her heart full of empathy, emotion, understanding and grace. Her characterisation is just spectacular, gently crafting her characters to be well rounded, decent and soon become dear to you like your own friends. I love the way Emma Robinson writes with such easy flair, making her characters so adorable and charismatic. What I loved most of all is how she writes about their points of view with honesty and compassion, balancing each character so perfectly. Her choice of themes is also compelling: motherhood, friendship, new beginnings and love, all family based issues relevant to modern society. It truly embodies the genre of Women’s fiction. This story is absolutely stunning, enjoyable and thought-provoking and I recommend it as a superb read..
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