Item description for The Other Daughter (The Homecoming Series, Book 1) by Miralee Ferrell...
Overview David Carson's ordered family life is thrown into devastating chaos when Brianna, a young teen, appears on the Carson's doorstep, claiming to be David's daughter. The revelation of David's apparent betrayal staggers his wife, Susanne, and adds strain to an already fragile marriage. Will this shocking discovery drive the family apart, or will it draw them closer to God? Guaranteed fiction!
David Carson's ordered family life is thrown into devastating chaos when Brianna, a young teen, appears on the Carsons' doorstep, claiming to be David's daughter. The revelation of David's apparent betrayal staggers his wife, Susanne, and adds strain to an already fragile marriage. Will this shocking discovery drive the family apart, or will it draw them closer to God? Guaranteed fiction
Citations And Professional Reviews The Other Daughter (The Homecoming Series, Book 1) by Miralee Ferrell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 11/01/2007 page 57
CBA Retailers - 10/01/2007 page 58
Romantic Times - 11/01/2007 page 74
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Oct 9, 2007
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825426596 ISBN13 9780825426599
Availability 0 units.
More About Miralee Ferrell
Miralee Ferrell is the author of eleven popular novels, including the bestselling Blowing on Dandelions. She and her husband live on eleven acres along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state, where she loves horseback riding on the wooded trails near her home. She also enjoys playing with her dogs, Lacey and Sophie.
Miralee Ferrell was born in 1953.
Miralee Ferrell has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Other Daughter (The Homecoming Series, Book 1)?
An Emotional Story that Makes You Think! May 11, 2010
Wow! This book was an emotional one, but one that I love! Miralee definitely has a talent that is worth singing praises for. She knows how to pull characters together that won't be forgotten as well as a storyline that is both heartwarming and full of struggles.
Miralee tells the story of young Brianna, a young teenager who's mother has passed on and she is left to go and live with a father she never grew up with. A father,named David, who has another wife and children. I really felt my heart being pulled to Brianna alot but the one that I felt the biggest pull to, was Susanne, David's wife. She doesn't share David's beliefs and I felt called to pray for her so many times through the story,especially when she found out her husband has another daughter....that's not hers! Not only that, but I was completely captured from the beginning, by Miralee's writing, and wasn't let go til I reached the very last page.
This is one of those books that will have you smiling, praying and crying. You'll want to reach out and hug all the characters and tell them "hey, it will be okay. Just let God handle it for you!". With a powerful message of God's love, understanding and forgiveness, Miralee does a fantastic job of bringing to us a book that will hit home for so many people. Though, I didn't struggle in my life with a lot of the issues that were in this book, I could still relate to the characters in so many ways. It really hit home for me in a way that is just hard to explain. I will say, however, that this book is a must read for EVERYONE. It is a 5 star book that deserves to be recommended to everyone and an author who's talents should be praised! Well done, Miralee!
The Other Daughter May 3, 2010
A truck rushing out the graveled drive way and then a knock, what in the world is going on. Susanne Carson goes to the door and opened to see a little girl standing there with a small suitcase. She wonders what to do, as there were no adults around so she invited the girl in. The little girl would not say much but she asked for David Carson, Susanne's husband, what could she want with David.
As the story progresses they let the girl stay with them until some relative could be found, but no one is looking for the girl. Susanne and David's children like the girl but even though Susanne had kept foster children she just was not comfortable with this girl. David is a Christian but even though Susanne goes to church with the family she just does not feel that believing that God could take care of someone was possible.
Susanne has a friend named Jena and that friend is not what she should be. She talks Susanne into drinking and not trusting her husband and that make things at home worse.
As time goes on in the book, things begin to work out for the family but then another thing happens, the man that dropped Brianna off comes back to harass the family, everything blows up and they find themselves in court trying to keep the girl.
I really like this story as one of my sons had to go to court to get his daughters and even got their sister that he was not the father of. Very nice Mialee and thanks to Kregel Publications for furnishing me a copy to read. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express are my own.
A Challenging Look at How Our Past Collides With Today Feb 20, 2009
A knock at the door sends a family into turmoil. What is Susanne supposed to think when she discovers her husband has not been honest with her? If he lied about his chastity before they were married, what else is he hiding from her? If he fathered an illegitimate child, how can she believe his proclamations of Christianity? As for David, his past has come back to haunt him. Has a youthful indiscretion brought all this? Although his marriage had its rocky moments, things seemed to be going okay until this teenage girl steps on his porch and claims he is her father. Now what? The girl's mother is dead. How can he prove or deny her claims. At first, Brianna's presence is seen as a threat. Could her intrusion possibly bring about a blessing? Miralee Ferrell has penned a wonderful story of how God weaves even our mistakes into a tapestry that only He can design. A good and worthwhile read.
Great book that teaches a lot about forgiveness. Feb 12, 2009
Wonderful book on a theme that will touch much of today's society. A story of love and forgiveness in a marriage that is threatened by the discovery of the existence of an innocent child. Great insights for parents of step-children as well as all families wanted to exhibit true love. The real story is not about the child, but centers around the very heart of forgiveness. This will always be a favorite for me.
A heart touching story Jan 24, 2009
For a debut novel, author Miralee Ferrell has proven with The Other Daughter that she can captivate her reading audience from the very first page. Beginning with the arrival of Brianna, a young teenage girl claiming her mother is dead, her uncle doesn't want her and that David Carson is her biological father, Susan and David Carson's marriage is in very serious trouble.
While David turned his life over to God long ago, Susan refused to do the same. Now she finds she must deal with her feelings that she can no longer trust her husband, pushing her further away from God. They have two children of their own. How could a God so loving do that to their family?
David is consumed with guilt and distances himself away from Brianna, though the resemblance between them is striking and once he discovers who her mother is, he knows he's her father. But he can see the pain on Susan's face and almost hear her broken heart.
Brianna has had a difficult life and is used to rejection. She's wrapped herself so tightly inside a shell of protection, that it will take a miracle to save this family, much less...her.
But Meagan and Josh Carson, David and Susanne's children, easily accept the new family addition, adding to Susan's confusion as she struggles with her maternal instincts, while it tears her heart out to look at this girl who looks so much like David, knowing she is not her mother.
The Other Daughter is a heart touching story filled with a roller coaster of emotions, turmoil, love, forgiveness and deception, and leads the Carson family on a suspenseful journey until God intervenes and his plan for this family becomes apparent. Miralee Ferrell has captured the essence of her characters well in this novel and will have you turning the pages, not wishing to put it down.