It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.
I am participating in the 52 Books, 52 Weeks Book Challenge and follow them on Instagram. I just saw their post tonight which highlighted novels with “Daughter” in the title. Several I’d like to read. I investigated and found there were over 200 such books listed on Goodreads!
Here are 5 novels with “Daughter” in the title I hope to read this year: (blurbs from Goodreads)
Fire Keeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
“Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.
Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug. Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, ”
The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
“In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn’t know she had and making her immortal. ”
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
“Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.”
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
“On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself.”
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
“The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy–the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, and the destiny of an entire world is at stake.”
Nice choosing. I haven’t ever read anything from that Anne Bishop series. Obviously you are into it. Is it a series you would recommend?
Thanks Kathryn. It’s one I chose from winning from you – but I still haven’t read it. I love her THE Others series – but haven’t got to this one yet. It’s on my TBR for this year.
Very clever with the Daughter titles. Now if you had chosen Girl in the title, you would have 50 instead of 5….
Thanks Mia. You’re right about that.
I’ve never heard of “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter”, but I’m putting it on my TBR list.
I’ve actually got that one but haven’t read it yet. Bought it as much for the cover.
The Witch’s Daughter sounds so freaking good!
It does doesn’t it. Looking forward to reading that one.
I’m hoping to read Firekeeper’s Daughter soon, too! And I’ve read and enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. Fun post!
Thanks Dedra. I’m looking forward to read the ones you mentioned too.