I won’t lie to you. This wasn’t my favorite book.

It wasn’t that it was bad per se—it held my attention, and there were even some fleeting moments of suspense. But it was missing that certain something that makes a book great, be it prose, relatable characters, or an unusual story line.  It sort of felt uninspired. Still, there were a few good parts worth sharing, and after sticking it out to finish the book I figured I’d earned the chance to share them with you.

The best parts of Secret Daughter:

They have grown together, toward one another, two trees leaning on each other as they age.

But her mother always said the key to a successful marriage was for each spouse to give as much as they thought they possibly could. And then, to give a little more.