Because you can't judge a book by its cover

Tiziana Manoretti is shocked when, as the only child of her parents, she is informed that she was adopted when a medical emergency threatens her mother’s life.  So begins the journey of Tiz to discover who she is and where she comes from, which leads her from the shores of Canada to sunny Italy. As Tiz is getting closer to the answer, suspicious events start happening and no-one will tell her the truth.  To make matters worse, Tiz’s best friend Chris has been sending signals that he wants to change their relationship to be something more.  Just when Tiz is starting to think about pursuing a new relationship with Chris, she meets an intriguing and sophisticated Italian man who is taking an interest in her.

Daughter of Mine by Laura Fabiani is a great novel of self-discovery and the power relationships have.  Fabiani’s description of the Italian countryside is magical, it makes me want to hop on a plane and fly there immediately.  However, the dark undercurrents in the beautiful setting kept me hooked sitting on the edge of my seat as Tiz fought against the roadblocks in her way.  I also loved the relationship with Chris, where a best-friend relationship moves into something more with both parties unsure about how to progress and fearing the change will hurt their existing relationship.

Fabiani beautifully explores what it means to be family and the lengths people are willing to go to protect their family from secrets that they mistakenly believe will hurt individuals.  Also, the lengths individuals will go to learn those secrets and how the heart has the capacity to love. Great read and I recommend it!

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Title: Daughter of Mine

Author: Laura Fabiani

Format: (paperback, hardbound, ebook): Paperback

Page Nos.: 204

ISBN: 0595717527

Available for purchase: Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble

For more information visit Laura Fabiani

**This novel was provided to me by the author but the views expressed are my own.

2 Responses to Daughter of Mine by Laura Fabiani

  • Vasilios says:

    In one of the novel’s subplots, the relationship between Tiziana and Christopher is treated in a refreshingly innocent manner, unlike many ‘modern’ literary treatments reflecting real life relationships where sex is central and true love is peripheral. How the relationship evolves is given a sense of urgency when Tiz goes to Italy and so we have that added tension. The rewarding component is the process whereby two people try to understand the love one has for the other in the absence of spoken words.

  • Jessica, thank you so much for such a lovely review! It is very rewarding when a reader likes my story and the setting. I would also hop on a plane any time if it meant it would take me to Italy!
    In appreciation,
    Laura

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