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Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  where we show off a book from our TBR that we are looking forward to reading.

This is our first post for the meme Goodreads Monday.  Since we host two Goodreads Reading Groups we decided to show off two books from our TBR shelves that we will be reading with our groups.

My book to show off, that I will be reading with my Traveling Sisters is Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey.  Norma has already finished this one with our TS, while it’s still sitting on my shelve.  I will be opening up my iPad and diving into this one soon.  I am looking forward to starting this one.  Norma really enjoyed it.


Goodreads synopsis 

Gripping, emotional, and wire-taut, Not Her Daughter raises the question of what it means to be a mother—and how far someone will go to keep a child safe.

Emma Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes, brown hair. Missing since June.

Emma is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.

Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Kidnapper.

Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal. When a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her—far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?

Amy Townsend. Unhappy wife. Unfit mother. Unsure whether she wants her daughter back.

Amy’s life is a string of disappointments, but her biggest issue is her inability to connect with her daughter. And now Emma is gone without a trace.

As Sarah and Emma avoid the nationwide hunt, they form an unshakeable bond. But what about Emma’s real mother, back at home?

Norma’s choice to show off is from her TBR that she will be reading with our Traveling Friends.  I read this one a while back with our Traveling Sisters and overall we all really enjoyed this one.  She is really looking forward to reading this one with our TF and I look forward to the discussion.


Goodreads Synopsis

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.

With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

Have you read either one or both?  Are any on your TBR list?  Drop us a comment!  We love to hear from you!

12 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday #travelingsistersread #travelingfriendsread

  1. I’ve not started Not Her Daughter yet either Brenda but I plan to this evening! Looking forward to seeing your thoughts – seems the sisters are in differing coulee’s on this one which makes for great discussion 🙂

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope we love it Christina! Really looking forward to everyone’s thoughts. Happy reading!


  2. janb37 says:

    I remember what fun we had discussing The Last Mrs. Parrish! Enjoy Norma! 🙂
    Not Her Daughter sounds like an emotional read with some tough questions!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Yes Jan! We had some AMAZING discussion during the Mrs. Parrish read, didn’t we? Hope Norma loves it!


  3. 5171 Miles Book Blog says:

    I loved Not Her Daughter! Enjoy! -Ashley

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      So glad to hear you loved it Ashley! Thanks!


  4. I too will be starting Not Her Daughter soon, and I was declined for The Last Mrs Parrish, but am looking forward to your reviews 😎 Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Sandy! Hope we all love Not Her Daughter! Fingers crossed…..


  5. carhicks says:

    I have not read either of these books, but they are both on my TBR.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      I imagine your TBR list is just as out-of-control as mine is Carla! haha!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. carhicks says:

        😬😬😦😦 I am sure it is.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Mackenzie says:

    Wonderful review and gorgeous photo, Sisters!!! 💕💕


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