The Favorite Daughter

The Favorite Daughter

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water's End, here is a lush, heart-wrenching novel about the power of memory, the meaning of family, and learning to forgive. 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 From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water's End, here is a lush, heart-wrenching novel about...

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Title:The Favorite Daughter
Author:Patti Callahan Henry
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0399583130
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Favorite Daughter Reviews

  • Susan
    Jun 10, 2019
    The Favorite Daughter Patti Callahan Henry THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER is the first book I've ever read by Patti Callahan Henry. The twists and turns keep coming and I had to know how it was going to end! Every time I thought I knew where this story was going, a few pages later, Patti ...
  • Tammy
    Jun 04, 2019
    My father in law had Alzheimer's so when I read the description of The Favorite Daughter, I knew I had to read it. After a horrible shock on her wedding day, Lena leaves her hometown and family. 10 years later, she returns to help her siblings deal with their Alzheimer's stricken fathe...
  • Marialyce
    Jun 29, 2019
    At times, the most drama you ever have in your life revolves around family, and in this book this is no exception. For on her wedding day, a day for only happiness and unbounded love, Colleen (Lena) Donohue experiences the very worst thing possible. She finds her sister, Hallie, kissin...
  • Dianne
    Jun 03, 2019
    I very rarely recommend books to anyone as I know that peoples tastes are varied. However, I feel I must recommend this one to a variety of readers. First of all, I think that book clubs would get a wonderful bang for their buck with this book. This may sound as if it is a light fl...
  • Patty
    May 17, 2019
    The Favorite Daughter By Patty Callahan Henry What it's all about... This book is not a true mystery book but it is a book with secrets...secrets that are similar to mysteries. This book is about a warm hearted loving Irish family. The three siblings...Shane, Hallie and Colleen...
  • Jamie
    Jun 05, 2019
    In Patti Callahan Henry's most recent return to the Lowcountry, we meet the Donohue sisters on big sister Lena's wedding day - but when she finds her sister Hallie kissing the groom, clearly the wedding is called off. We pick up ten years later when Lena (now Colleen) has not spoken to...
  • Theresa Alan
    May 23, 2019
    Patti Callahan Henry is a truly gifted writer. In this women?s fiction novel, Colleen is horribly betrayed on her wedding day in South Carolina. She runs away to New York City and, as a travel writer, more or less stays constantly running (as in, away from her feelings) for a dec...
  • TL
    Feb 10, 2019
    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own:). ---- How have I not gotten to this author before now? ? Wow.. This was a beautiful story of Family, forgiveness, and the ties that make us who we are. Memories are important, so wh...
  • Cyndi Becker
    Jun 03, 2019
    The Favorite Daughter is a deeply affecting and poignant story about family, home and finding forgiveness. This is the first book by Patti Calahan Henry that I've read and it certainly won't be the last. I've read plenty of books that made my heart ache, that made me sad and angry, but...
  • DeAnn
    Jun 02, 2019
    4 Irish pub stars to this sibling tale I truly love Southern fiction and really enjoyed this story. I haven?t read anything else by Patti Callahan Henry, but I will definitely do so in the future. Her writing just flowed for me as a reader and I was swept away by this story. We...
  • Lori Boyd
    Apr 13, 2019
    First book by this author, won?t be my last! Story is about Family; togetherness, betrayal, loss and ultimately forgiveness, but always love. Characters were just like family....sometimes you liked them and sometimes you want to throttle them. Every family has secrets, but very few a...
  • Janet
    Mar 21, 2019
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. The only great thing about chicken pox at age 52 (and being a supe...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    May 29, 2019
    I'm so glad that I picked up The Favorite Daughter to read and review right now since I'd originally added it to my TBR to read at a later date. I owe my dear friend, Jennifer @ Tar Heel Reader Blog a huge thanks for making me pick this one up when I did not only because she loves Patt...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Mar 21, 2019
    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER by Patti Callahan Henry in exchange for my honest review.*** As Colleen (Lena) is about to walk down the aisle, she catches her younger sister Hallie in the arms of her fianc. Ten years lat...
  • Tammy
    Jun 17, 2019
    5 ? I love southern novels with Lowcountry settings. I enjoyed how the author describes her story so vividly you feel as if you?ve escaped into a deep southern marsh surrounded by fauna, wildlife, earthly smells and changing of the tides. And Colleen?s trip to the gorgeous isle o...
  • Deborah Blanchard
    Jun 09, 2019
    " Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original....it is a continuing act of creation." This is an exquisite, beautiful portrayal of love, family dynamics and Alzheimer's disease. This is the story of the Donohue family. The main characters are Colleen, Hallie, Shaun and their Da...
  • Brenda - Host of Traveling Sisters & Friends
    May 28, 2019
    The Favorite Daughter is a moving, heartfelt story that delves into the power of memories, learning to forgive when betrayal rips you apart and discovering what home means to you. The story explores a family separated by betrayal and brought together by their father's illness. We see t...
  • Judy Collins
    Feb 10, 2019
    From the NYT bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry (one of my favorite authors) of the award-winning historical fiction: Becoming Mrs. Lewis Top Books of 2018 ? comes THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER. A beautifully written heartfelt story of the importance of memories, home, family and loy...
  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
    May 19, 2019
    This one got to me over and over! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No one wants to admit that their parent(s) are getting older. Slowing down. Maybe even fighting an invisible battle. Maybe that means we are getting older. More likely, it means that we will feel like we are alone in the worl...
  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    Jun 14, 2019
    Colleen (Lena) Donahue has made a point of not returning to her childhood home where her parents own an Irish pub in North Carolina for over 10 years. As a travel writer living in New York, she has tried to forget her past, especially her own sister's betrayal on Lena's wedding day. ...
  • Zoe
    May 21, 2019
    Absorbing, heartfelt, and tender! The Favorite Daughter is a touching, hopeful novel that delves into the complicated relationship between members of a family and highlights that there really is no place like home. The prose is evocative and warm. The characters are troubled, sup...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    May 30, 2019
    Slipping inside a Patti Callahan Henry novel is like book comfort food. I was spoiled because this year she published two books! Becoming Mrs. Lewis was absolutely out-of-this-world good, and I?ll let you know now, so was The Favorite Daughter! Lena Donohue is set to marry on he...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Jun 04, 2019
    ?????????? ?? ????????. ?????? ?? ??????. Patti Callahan Henry has written a beautiful story full of memories, family, and forgiveness. A decade ago Lena was devastatingly betray...
  • Holly  B
    May 31, 2019
    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. H...
  • Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
    Jun 02, 2019
    ****4 STAR**** The Favorite Daughter is an intriguing, complex, and provocative novel. This was my first book by Patti Callahan Henry and it won't be my last. Throughout the story, I felt many emotions ranging from anger to joy. That's what makes a good book you know. One that ma...
  • Katie B
    Apr 05, 2019
    2.5 stars Even though I'm giving this book a fairly low rating, it's not a case of me thinking this is a horrible book and nobody should like it. I believe it will appeal to many readers but I had a few problems with the characters and storyline which prevented me from fully enjoyin...
  • marilyn
    Jun 01, 2019
    The Favorite Daughter, by Patti Callahan Henry, pulls at my heartstrings and has me thinking about how I would have reacted to the events in the story. On Lena's wedding day, right before she'd walk down the aisle, she experiences a betrayal of the worst kind. Immediately, Lena flees h...
  • Jennifer Tam
    Jul 31, 2019
    This book started a bit slow for me but got me much more attached to it as it went on - loved the writing about memories and the neuroscience behind it and the quotes before each chapter - very well done - it?s my first book from this author but I will definitely read more ...
  • Elena L.
    May 06, 2019
    THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER is a beautiful story that centers around Lena Donohue - when she experiences the betrayal of her sister Hallie on the wedding day. She runs away and avoids her family for a decade until she has to go back to her home city after finding out that her father has Alzh...
  • Literary Soirée
    Jun 20, 2019
    Last year I reviewed the author?s BECOMING MRS. LEWIS and loved her fictionalized take on Joy Davidman, the woman who married C.S. Lewis. It?s only my second book of Patti?s but her work is adored by my English professor stepdaughter. It?s so clear why! GRIPPING THE FAVORI...