The Secret Daughter - Kelly Rimmer

The Secret Daughter

By Kelly Rimmer

  • Release Date: 2015-06-18
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 43 Ratings


As I saw my new-born baby’s face for the first time I tried desperately to capture her face in my mind—to stamp it onto my eyelids.  As she was taken from me I knew I might never see my daughter again.

37 years later… 

‘You were adopted’. Three short words and Sabina’s life fractures.  There would forever be a Before those words, and an After.  

Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can’t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret.

Determined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina, but for the women who have loved her all these years.

From the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.

Find out what readers are saying about Kelly Rimmer
This book got under my skin and I think it'd be the same for many other people - You don't need to like romance books, you just need to want to read books that are about people, that have simple but incredibly important stories.’ Petit Moi

I fell in love with this amazing book after the first sentence and would read it all over again. A wonderful mixture of emotions, real love, secrets, laughter and sadness. If you want a gripping and touching story, here it is, read it now!’ Sky’s Book Corner

‘What a heartbreaking, tearful, emotional read with scenes that are traumatising, hilarious and in many more scenes inspiring. A story about how love changes the characters- breaks hearts and at the same time restores faith.’ Talking Books Blog

Rimmer’s triumph with this novel are her two main characters – they’re both very well written and you can’t help but feel a range of emotions for them both. At times you want to throttle them and with the turn of a page you want to cry for them. There are so many feelings in this little novel that at times it’s almost overwhelming.’ Judging Covers


  • Secret Daughter

    By MrsChar
    I just finished reading “Secret Daughter.” It was my first book by Kelly Rimmer, but it will not be my last! It was well written and drew me in on the first page. I loved how the chapters alternated between Lilly and Sabina and then Megan and Sabina. The story came together perfectly. I became angry with several characters, but at the end was only angry with one minor character. And I loved how one major character finally stood up for herself. I will recommend this book to all of my friends! My only regret is that I hadn’t read this book until now. I just retired for my position as a school librarian, and if I had read it earlier, I would have purchased it for the HS Library and recommended it to my colleagues and HS girls! It truly is a wonderful book.
  • My secret daughter

    By fishy deb
    The book was good but dragged in places. Too much whining without doing much about trying to find her daughter years later.
  • The secret daughter

    By Loved the book!!
    A sad read, but very good
  • The Secret Daughter

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    Written very well. I’ve known a couple of people who were adopted, and even a couple who were forced to give their babies up. However, when there were reunions they didn’t go as well as Sabina’s did.
  • Wonderful Book couldn't put it down

    By Hughesy55
    Fell in love with the characters in this book. Such a warm and compassionate story full of heartache, love and healing.
  • Loved it!

    By Meighme
    I couldn't put this book down. Currently looking on IBooks for more books by the same author.
  • The Secret Daughter

    By Kelly Rimmer
    This was a beautiful story of heartbreak and love. I couldn't put it down.
  • Amazing!!!

    By Marsattacks86
    This book is amazing and very well written!! It's heartbreaking at times!! Be prepared to have tissues handy! I highly recommend this book!