Review: Daughter of Mine
Twenty-seven year old Tiziana Manoretti seems to have a great life – she’s doing well in her career and she has parents and friends who adore her. When her mother is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the doctor suggests Tiziana be tested for it as well. This forces her parents to reveal that she was in fact adopted in Italy as an infant. Tiziana is just devastated by the news and can’t think of anything else, so she decides to head to Italy to see if she can find her birth parents and discover why they put her up for adoption.
In Italy, Tiziana meets people who can help her, uncovers her past and comes to realize what she really wants for her future.
Daughter of Mine by Laura Fabiani offers a little for everyone – love, adventure (Italy!), mystery – but for me it’s almost a coming of age story. I know Tiziana is technically an adult, but she was somewhat sheltered, so she did a lot of her growing up later than most people do. I enjoyed the story and it kept my interest throughout. Tiziana was a great character and the Italian setting was fantastic. At times, though, I felt there was too much description in the book – I didn’t need to know the details of every outfit Tiziana wore. I also thought there were a few unnecessary plot threads woven through the story that were left hanging. Overall, I felt the writing was solid and the story was a little above average, and I liked it, but I didn’t quite love it. Check out the book’s trailer:
Laura Fabiani has a degree in Special Care Counseling and a diploma in Writing for Children and Teenagers. She lives in Montreal with her husband and children and blogs at Library of Clean Reads.