#BookReview: The Favorite Daughter by Patti Callahan Henry @BerkleyPub @pcalhenry #weekendreads


Book Review:

An emotional and heartfelt story about family, regrets, loss, and forgiveness. 

This story took off right away in the first chapter. The author’s writing pulled me in and had me invested in the two sisters relationship.

The protagonist, Lena receives sad news about her father. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she must return home before he gets worse. I loved the message of capturing moments in life that bring family together and letting go of the past.

The story is multi-layered and the characters all felt so real.  I loved following Lena on her journey and where she was at the end.

I’m thrilled to have found a new author I enjoy and look forward to reading more from her.

Recommend to fans of the genre. NOW AVAILABLE!


Book Description:

Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home–until she learns of her dad’s failing health.

Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs the family’s Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters’ rift. While Alzheimer’s slowly steals their father’s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. As his secret past brings Lena’s own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.



    • I hope you both enjoy it! It was so touching and the family connections made it emotional as well.


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