4.5 Compelling Stars🌟 Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey @ReaFrey_Author @StMartinsPress #BookReview #PubDay #BookBestieApproved

Happy Tuesday bibliophiles!

Thrilled to share with you my review for this thought-provoking thriller! Not only was this a fabulous book, but it is also our first #BookBestieApproved read. What does that mean you ask? Well I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with five other amazing book loving women. I am certain most of you are familiar with them, I have included links to their blogs/reviews below, as well as the link to our combined Bookstagram Account, please check it out! We are giving away two copies of this book and we always follow back other Book accounts!

So without further ado….. the first Book to receive our…

Book Bestie Seal of Approval

Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

My Thoughts

4.5 Compellingly Complicated Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

WOW! You’ve got to love a book that makes you question everything! A book that blurs the line between right and wrong… good and bad… lies and truth… what makes a “good“ mother? Blood? Love? It is the hardest job you’ll ever do and yet no one teaches you how to be a mother… there is no class, no certification, unless you consider those eggs you had to carry around in high school and pretend were a baby… anybody else do this? Being a mother is the most important job you’ll ever do and yet it is all trial and error… and just because you are a woman doesn’t mean you are cut out for motherhood and there really should be no shame in that…. not everybody is cut out to be a dentist either and no one ever seems to shame you about that… but I digress….

This is not your ordinary kidnapping story…Sarah is a strong single business woman who recently had her heartbroken… Amy is an overwhelms unhappy mother of two…. after two chance encounters with Amy and her beautiful five-year-old daughter Emma, Sarah is determined to “save“ Emma from her abusive situation… Sarah herself had a difficult childhood, a neglectful mother who eventually left her, and a father who never got over the mother who left…. so in “saving“ Emma, Sarah was really also saving herself…. but is doing something wrong ever right?

This book was a crazy ride that had me questioning my ethics at every turn…. it made me keep asking myself, “what would I do in this situation?“ told from both Sarah and Amy‘s point of view… you really got a glimpse into both of these women’s lives…. I found this tremendously impactful, not everything about Amy was bad and not everything about Sarah was good…. so who would be the better mother to Emma? And is the better choice the right choice? So many important questions and no easy answers…

This is Rea Frey’s fictional debut, and what a Way too make a splash into the book world! This is the kind of book that sucks you in from the very beginning and won’t let you go even after it is done, I am seriously still contemplating this book and it has been a few days… perfectly paste with extremely well drawn characters, I seriously think I would recognize Sarah and Amy if I saw them walking down the street… Color me impressed! And I cannot wait to see what we have coming next from this extremely talented author!

Absolutely recommend whether you are a thriller lover or not, this was one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read all year!

*** many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Gripping, emotional, and wire-taut, Not Her Daughter raises the question of what it means to be a mother—and how far someone will go to keep a child safe.

Emma Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes, brown hair. Missing since June.

Emma is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.

Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Kidnapper.

Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal. When a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her—far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?

Amy Townsend. Unhappy wife. Unfit mother. Unsure whether she wants her daughter back.

Amy’s life is a string of disappointments, but her biggest issue is her inability to connect with her daughter. And now Emma is gone without a trace.

As Sarah and Emma avoid the nationwide hunt, they form an unshakeable bond. But what about Emma’s real mother, back at home?



The Book Besties

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Jennifer @ Tarheel Reader

Mackenzie @Phdiva

Melisa @ The Book Collective

Kendall @ Sunflower Book Lover

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The Good Sister by Rachael Stewart @rararesources @rach_b52 #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Tuesday bookworms!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this entertaining love story! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the blog tour and to Rachel Stewart for her charming story💛

The Good Sister - With Cover


When Isla Evans agrees to switch lives with her rising star of a twin for three weeks, she has no idea the move will thrust her into the same bed as her teenage celebrity heartthrob, Bradley King. Trapped there at her sister’s request, she gives her desire free reign and finds herself falling hard and fast.

And she’s not alone. 

Bradley wants a wife to tick all the boxes, save for one: love. It’s not part of the deal, never was, never will be. But when he returns home early to find his hopeful-fiancée behaving all sorts of different, he likes it. A lot. Suddenly, he wants a real marriage, with all the trimmings, and he will stop at nothing until he gets it.

But this Hollywood HEA faces one big hurdle—she’s not who he thinks she is…

My Thoughts

4 Steamy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a sweet steamy story that I devoured in an afternoon… this is a book about the ultimate sister swap…. would you know if your significant other switched places with their sibling? What if they looked exactly alike? The premise of the story was slightly implausible, but it sure was a lot of fun!

Isla switches places with her superstar sister for three weeks…. just to find out she will be living with her teenage crush… Bradley comes home to find that his fiancée has changed… and for the better she is a girl he could possibly fall for…. The problem? This was not part of the deal…. he was not supposed to fall in love!

This story was so entertaining to read… both Isla and Bradley were likable characters and you really wanted that happily ever after for them! The chemistry between them was instantaneous, especially given the circumstances… they absolutely sizzled together…. but throughout I was just waiting for that other shoe to drop… what happens when the person you love is not who they say they are? How will Bradley react to this betrayal? Will this couple get their HEA? And what about sister??? Well you will need to read this to find out!

Recommend for those of you that enjoy a fun steamy love story…

*** many thanks to The author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***


Purchase Links

Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Good-Sister-Rachael-Stewart-ebook/dp/B07FYDT2J9

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Sister-Rachael-Stewart-ebook/dp/B07FYDT2J9

Author Bio PicAuthor Bio –

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. 

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links –

Website: www.rachaelstewartauthor.com

Twitter: @rach_b52

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rachaelstewartauthor/

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Have a wonderful day full of books! Berit☀️✨