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Publisher's Summary

As I saw my newborn baby’s face for the first time, I tried desperately to capture her face in my mind - to stamp it onto my eyelids. As she was taken from me, I knew I might never see my daughter again.
Thirty-seven years later... 'You were adopted'. Three short words and Sabina’s life fractures. There would forever be a before those words and an after.
Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can’t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter or why her parents have kept the past a secret. Determined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina but for the women who have loved her all these years.
From the best-selling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.
©2015 Kelly Rimmer (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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By Amazon Customer on 07-02-16

Great Story

Very good story about a painful time in history. It takes place in Australia but that is not the only place such things happened. Good character development. Good story. I've listened every available minute since I started the book.

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By shayla on 02-25-16

wonderful story

enjoyed this very much. finished in one day. i was sad i was happy. narrarator was good. not boring or monotone at all

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By happy loon on 02-24-16

Fabulous insight so well written

Great character development.
My only personal observation is that I belueve this book sits on the fence but that's ok.
In reality we all know historically apologises were given by the government for the treatment of these girls. I really think that perhaps some people were treated over harshly in the book where as others were let off. Hmm I'm still mulling this all over, I felt it tried to reset abolish a level playing field which could not be achieved. This is not to say I didn't love this book!
I was enraptured from page one and every page to the end.
Absolutely first rate writing and fabulous narrator too
5 amazing stars.
Brilliant.

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By Amazon Customer on 02-11-16

an amazing story

I loved this story.
some times life just isn't as straight forward as we expect it should be. mistakes made by people of power in the past can take decades to be made right if ever that can at all.
be prepared to shed tears of sadness and happiness. settle in you may not want to put this book down until you are finished.

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By Lee on 12-14-16

Australia's Stolen Children

Where does The Secret Daughter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

i loved the Australian places and accents.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The mother, you could feel her pain.

Did Vanessa Coffey do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

She did, loved the Australian accent

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, was good to catch up as it is based indirectly on history

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By Alana on 07-13-16

enjoyable

I liked this story & loved the fact that it was Australian made it so easy to relate to

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