The Favorite Daughter
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.
This is a charming and heart touching story about family. I liked all three siblings, Colleen, Hallie, and Shane. It was nice to see Shane in the position of caretaker for their father. Usually, in stories this position is occupied by a female.
I got the hostile feelings that Colleen felt towards Hallie but I was glad to see these two sisters reconcile. The vibe of the story was not filled with bitterness and sorrow but also joy, love, and memories. Oh and the sound of children. Hallie's two daughters were adorable. They helped to bring the two sisters together.
Readers who are looking for a light read should check out this book. It will put a smile on your face. If this is your first time reading anything from this author; after reading this book you will want to check out other books.