Thursday, February 09, 2012

THE LOST DAUGHTER by Lucy Ferriss

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Got another one for you this week as promised and I’m reading it right now. The title and the cover struck me immediately and then when I read what it was about, I knew I had to share The Lost Daughter, by Lucy Ferriss with you. And then to find out that two of my all-time favorite male authors have offered blurbs for this book – Wally Lamb, and Tom Perrotta – well, then, of course, The Lost Daughter went on my list of MUST READS!

Wally Lamb says of The Lost Daughter: “From its harrowing prologue to its final sentences, I was emotionally engaged… a masterful storyteller.”

Let me tell you, the prologue in this story is OH MY GOSH, heart palpitating. I opened the book to just take a peek when I first got it, and I didn’t stop.

When Brooke’s high school boyfriend resurfaces after a divorce and a devastating loss, her world is turned upside-down as he’s the only one who knows of the secret they shared 15 years ago. Brooke now has a carefully-constructed and generally happy life with her husband Sean and daughter Megan, but now that Sean and his secrets are back in town, will he bring the truth to the surface and force Megan to confront all that she has carefully put behind her? And does he even have more secrets to tell Brooke? This is the current answer I’m dying to discover as I’m reading away!

I’m so excited to keep reading this book because THIS is exactly the type of book that I love – the ex-boyfriend coming back, long-ago kept secrets – it all makes for a juicy read with passion, mystery and secrets. I’m sure you’ll LOVE The Lost Daughter too. 

Here’s the OFFICIAL back-of-the-book blurb: 

Brooke O’Connor—elegant, self-possessed, and kind—has a happy marriage and a deeply loved young daughter. So her adamant refusal to have a second child confounds her husband, Sean. When Brooke’s high school boyfriend Alex—now divorced and mourning the death of his young son—unexpectedly resurfaces, Sean begins to suspect an affair.

For fifteen years Brooke has kept a shameful secret from everyone she loves. Only Alex knows the truth that drove them apart. His reappearance now threatens the life she has so carefully constructed and fortified by denial. With her marriage—and her emotional equilibrium—at stake, Brooke must confront what she has been unwilling to face for so long.

But the truth is not what Brooke believes it to be.

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98 comments:

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I absolutely adore the name Averie. Maybe someday...
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Shelley said...

Well, I already have three daughters, but I think Jasey would be a really cute name.

JennyJenD said...

I have two daughters, and I love both of their names, but neither name was my first choice. In high school I said I would name my daughter: Beyond Reality.
Can you imagine?!? That poor kid.

Bev V said...

I love the name Savannah Rose. I have 2 daughters, and couldn't convince my husband to name either of them Savannah. I did get the Rose as a middle name, though

Carly said...

I don't have any kids but I will someday. If I had a daughter, I want to name her Sedona. But Sequoia is also cool.

Carly H.

jess said...

Since I four sons, I have always wanted to name a little girl. My favorite names are Raegan Addison and Ireland Rose. Maybe one of boys will give me granddaughters and I can convince someone to use my names.

Margaret said...

Mine would be Liaz pronounced(Lie-eez)

Not cheesy this is a fun question lol!

Margaret(singitm)

susieqlaw said...

Lois.

I love the name!

ludy2288 said...

I LOVE the name Lily or Lilian. I want my future daughter to have my middle name, Rose, but don't want her to have 2 flower names.

Joani 15 said...

Alania and if she didn't like it she could always change it to World Peace.

Dolly said...

Many (many many)years ago I wanted a daughter to name Catelynn (after my grandmother's maiden name, and the town she came from); apparently it's become a common name in various spellings. Good thing I had a boy.

TaraUB said...

Cecily. Maybe I'll name my next cat that.

Lesley Davis, esq said...

I have 3 daughters (Lauren, Addison & Macy) but I've always loved the names Emmeline & Arabella. Hubby was not a fan :)

EBrowning said...

I like the name Emma...or Arianna. Maybe if I have a girl I'll name her Emma Arianna.

Krystal said...

I wanted to name my daughter Lily Mae, both names are from grandmothers. I couldn't convince my husband, so we have Elizabeth Grace.
kndyer

Kelly said...

I have no kids, so

Emmalynn

Melissa said...

Summer. Love that name for a girl! Melissa Rem

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Hayley as I already have a Heather!

Cheryl said...

I love the name Delaney. I just think it is very cute.

Amy R. said...

I like Kenzie and Kailey :)

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Anonymous said...

I have a daughter, but the name I couldn't convince my husband we should give her was Brinley Nicole. Of course, now I can't imagine her by any other name than the one we gave her!

Colbey J

EKB said...

Annalai. Maybe if we have girl #3....

Melissa said...

I think if I had another daughter I'd try to convince my husband to let me name her Olivia. I just love that name...

tmd636

Carol5814 said...

Destiny...

Christina said...

How about Blue Ivy? Oh wait, that's taken...and soon to be trademarked. :) Crazy!!


ChristinaL

Sslinsky said...

I have two boys and won't be having any more children I will share the girl name I would have used, Alexa Mae.

Sarah s.

Books & Reviews said...

Catalina.

Kristen said...

I like classic names... like Katherine. Plus, who wouldn't want to be named after a princess?

Kristen27

Terri said...

I always wanted to name a daughter Jamison, my maiden name. I'd call her Jamie.

Orr, you could go with my word verification today...Sackpird. Where do they come up with those words? :)

Terri M.

Bridget said...

I have two daughters, but I like the name Mallory.
Iambtinrb

Dawn in CA said...

My daughter's name is Kate, but the other names I liked were Lane and Carly. In high school, I wanted a daughter named Britney (that was before Britney Spears was around!)

Lilianarenee said...

I have been super into the name Ingrid recently. But everyone I mention it too tells me not to torture my future daughter like that. I also love Madeliene and Makayla.

Kayo said...

Star Lee. I was almost named that.
Thank goodness.


Keodell@centurytel.net

Emily said...

I love girls names that can be turned into boys names with a nickname - Charlotte = Charlie, Francesca = Frankie, Josephine = Joey, Theodora = Teddy, etc...


Emily116

LizzybethDJ said...

If I were to be lucky enough to have a daughter, I would like to name her Michelle and call her Shelly - an old family name.

absolutahnie said...

i think it would have to be erika joy, aka e.j.

jdstec said...

aniI think because I have fallen in love with her on Ellen, Sophie Grace.

Emma S. said...

As a little girl, I was completely obsessed with the Madeline books. I had all of her books, a doll, and her movies. If I were ever to have a little girl, I'd name her Madeleine.

Crystal said...

Lorelai

yes, as in Gilmore. but we're both really brown (Mexicans) with a Mexican last name...so I don't think that'd fly. LOL

or Cassandra.

crystal717

Anonymous said...

If I had a daughter, her name would have been Sarah. My coworker just had a grand-daughter and the parents named her Priscilla. Pretty cool.

-Donna W.

Denise said...

If I ever have kids, I absolutely love the names Vivienne and Annabel for girls.

-Denise F.

ncsuloges said...

Anna Austin, nobody steal it! I like Tallulah (Lulu) too and Loreali :)

Jessica said...

Good question! I love the name Chloe.

Thanks!

-Jessica M
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Tina B. said...

I like the names...Georgia or Brie.
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Juliet Farmer said...

I've always loved the named Friday. Friday Farmer has a nice rign to it, dontcha think? ;)

CherylB said...

I always thought the name Kaelyn was pretty cool.

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accidentalgypsy said...

I also love girl's names that can be shortened into nicknames... Charlotte, Josephine, Samantha, Alexandra, Katherine. However, I have always liked Emme and Olivia too.

CAnative66 said...

Chloe...always loved that name. Husband not thrilled so we agreed on another name for our daughter.

BTW...purchased the Cell Phone Lot and thought it was a great little story. Definitely wished it were longer. Best of luck!

Nicole

Alice said...

I wanted my daughter Morgan to be Morgana (from the Arthur legend). Close as my husband would allow. I also would have liked just plain old JANE (after my two favorite people - Austen and Goodall)

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Lizett34 said...

I have never thought about girls names, as I have only ever wanted boys. However, if I were to have a girl I would name her 'Valentina'.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

Carlin McClintock Blough...I have no kids & wouldn't actually name my daughter that. But one day me & a good friend decided to name our kids 1 boy & 1 girl. We were never even romantically involved. LOL Carlin (after George Carlin) one of both of our favorite comedians & McClintock after a delicious restaurant we love to go to. :)

KristaR7B said...

If I had another girl, she would have been named Coco.

Mom'sLove said...

If I had another daughter, I would name her Ellison. Just love it, rich sound with history..
Amanda from Mom's Love
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Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I like the name Cayla. Not sure where that came from just now. I have 2 daughters already and I didn't use this name. :^)

Kim W. said...

I LOVE the name Paxton for a girl. This was the character's name in Message From Nam by Danielle Steel that I read when I was in my teens and have loved that name ever since. But....unfortunately I couldn't convince my husband to love it too, so when we had a girl, we chose Megan (which is an equally beautiful name for my very beautiful girl!!).

Megan said...

I love the name Deborah Cate after my mom and grandmother...

eloisepeaches

BrendaL71 said...

Before I even had kids or was thinking of having them I did play around and think of creative names. I know this going to sound really corny but I thought Sno would be a cool name. My friend's name is Lara and have always loved it. She hates and no one can spell or pronounce it correctly. She was named after the character in Doctor Zhivago but there is the more current Tomb Raider played by Angelina Jolie: Lara Croft.

Natalie M. in VA said...

I have always liked "old lady names" and also names that can't be shortened into anything too goofy. I don't currently have kids (but trying!), however I am a big fan of both Lena and Rowan. :)

Karie said...

Genevieve - only because that's always the name I used for myself in French class. :-)

Marybeth said...

Harper. Wish I'd thought of it for one of my girls. I have Ashleigh (which is a totally different name than Ashley imho), Rebekah and Annaliese. Since I messed with the spellings of all their names no one can get personalized things at the store. Just makin it fair.

I read an ARC of Lost Daughter and would love to hear your thoughts. I liked the writing, liked the premise, but thought two plot points were just a bit contrived. But I finished it, which means it was a good book.

The Poty's said...

Having 2 girls we went through a long process finding names for them. I really liked Savannah which my husband said we couldn't use becuase it sounded to southern. I also really wanted the name Lilly but was told no because we aren't hippies. Niether of my girls had names until about a week before they were born. We had boys names picked no problem prior to knowing they were girls.

Ally said...

I love Antigone.

Kimmi said...

Alianna

Jeffie T said...

If I ever have a daughter, I'll name her Vivian.

faithspage said...

Josie Skye or Arden

kyfaithw at aol dot com

Dani In Chicago said...

Chelsea is my favorite name for a girl. I will name my first daughter Chelsea Danielle Michela.

Jenn3128 said...

If I ever have another girl I'd use Beaux.

But I won't, cause I am soooo done making babies!

your invisible pixie said...

I think I talked about naming my daughter Rainy Day when I was younger.

Amelia said...

Hmmm make up a name that's hard but here I go - I would name her "notgoingtohavesexuntilI'mthirty" so when she introduced herself so would have to say Hi, I'm....

Kristi said...

Lorelei

My husband would never let us name a child this but I've always loved this name since Gilmore Girls!

aggiekristi04

Anonymous said...

I love nature-y names and think Willow would be cool.

JenFee 9476

equinn726 said...

I love the name Lila.

Kelleyc said...

I love the name Siobhan....but I didn't name my daughter that because I didn't want her to have to deal with people not knowing how to say her name her whole life!!!

Kconley1215 (at) msn (dot) com

Karen said...

Love the name Hadley. That was the name of Ernest Hemingway's 1st wife...and a girl in my daughter's school was named Hadley. Love it. :) ktmixon315

Colleen Turner said...

I tend to like more traditional names, like Emma and Elizabeth, but if I am going for a supercool name that is a little more out there I really like Brione.

keltban said...

Blyss is such a sweet girl's name.

robynn78 said...

When I was pregnant with my daughter I wanted to name her Annaleise, but ended up with Allee instead.

Margie said...

Since we've been doing some Mexico travel, I think I'd call her Margurita.
Margie T

Anonymous said...

I am one of seven girls, my dad loves the name Sarah!! None of us are named Sarah. hello dad, you had seven chances!!! I love the Name Maura, so I used it for my daughter! Patti cole

buttah said...

If I would have had a girl, I wanted her to be named Emme-Claire...my BFF's oldest called me Emme FOREVER when she was a baby because she couldn't say my name...and I absolutely fell in love with it. I added the hyphen and Claire, simply because I thought it was beautiful and sounded very Southern Belle!!

Leah B said...

I would go with Anabelle, not strange but I could not get my husband on board and I LOVE this name.

Anonymous said...

RAchel - Jill Fay

Leslie said...

If I had a girl, I would have named her Kacy or possibly Alix. LeslieGC

Katie said...

My all time favorite name that I have always wanted to name my daughter is Victoria and call her Tori. My husband is not a fan--who knows what or if we will have a daughter!!

Joelle said...

No kids here but would love to name my daughter Corrine Margaret (after my Grandmother and my husbands Grandmother).

DaphneSFL said...

If I had a daughter I'd name her Marisol Grace

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I love the name Bryn

Sherry said...

I love the name Molly)

Erin G said...

I like the name Sadie. It was my husband's great grandmother's name.

karenk said...

i always liked the name 'hayden'

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Coleen said...

My all time favorite girl's name is Elizabeth!!

Michelle m! said...

Olivia

Bernadette7 said...

i thhink i"d go all gilmore girls and name her bernadette

betsy_blixt said...

My favorite name of all time for a girl is Frankie. Just seems like a tough name but can also be very girly. I have never meet a Frankie but I love that as a girls name.

Becki**** said...

Olivia

Melissa said...

I originally wanted Arianna when I was in college. I also love the name Meredith.

Melissa A from CLC

cindy r said...

If I had a daughter, I wanted to name her MIA.
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