I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Daughter's Love by Catherine King
Published by Sphere on January 19, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
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DutyNell Goodman is a good daughter. Her job in the local brewery is the only thing keeping her and her mother afloat. But with her mother becoming increasingly eccentric and requiring more and more attention, Nell is starting to feel the burden of her responsibilities.
DreamsWhen Nell goes to George Wilmot, the brewery's owner, for help he offers her a job as a live-in servant at Wilmot Grange. And then she begins to grow closer to Devlin, George's son, and it looks like Nell's luck is finally changing.
DespairAn unwelcome discovery and a tragedy mean that things suddenly change. Devlin pulls away from Nell, her mother's behaviour is becoming worse, and there are secrets around every corner. Somehow Nell is at the heart of all the drama and yet she has no idea of the part she is supposed to play . . .
A Daughter’s Love is split into two parts, the frist focusing on Nell’s mother and events there, and the second part focuses on Nell.
I loved the frist part of the story. The romance slowly built and the story is great. There is something mysterious going on with the dealings in the brewy, a mystery to be solved and a love to be championed.
But then the second part of the story seemed to let the rest of the book down. I liked Nell, I thought she was a fantastic character. She was determined and strong and she never gave up. She was a character who was really easy to root for.
But the story, it dragged on! There was lots of wondering around and statements of determination. And of things going wrong and then being resolved. It was a bit boring to be honest.
And then to make matters worse, all the issues are resolved quickly and yet I still have questions and I felt like some of the background or the knowledge I wanted was missing. To make sense of the story, like the hold over George (without going into too much detail!). I felt I got half evasive answers.
A Daughter’s Love was a great story but I was left wanting. One that is for all the ages and one for whatever your mood!