Blog Tour Review: Daughter of Mine by Laura Fabiani

Posted 10 April, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 5 Comments

About the Book:
Tiziana Manoretti is an only child in her late twenties blessed with loving parents, a promising career, and a best friend who fiercely protects her. When her mother falls seriously ill and the relationship between her parents becomes suddenly strained, a carefully hidden family secret is revealed and Tiziana’s seemingly idealistic world is turned upside down.

After discovering she was born in a Naples orphanage and subsequently given up for adoption, Tiziana sets out for the small town of Gaeta in an attempt to find her birth parents. Meanwhile, her best friend Christopher is sending her mixed messages, causing her to wonder if there is more to their relationship than just companionship. As she becomes intertwined with a handful of interesting characters who help her uncover her past, Tiziana needs to decide whether her feelings for Christopher are deeper than she realizes. She discovers herself and others all while her family’s resilience and love for one another is tested when confronted with a shocking truth.

The answers lie in a box found in a closet in Italy, and Tiziana must determine if she wants to embrace the heartache and the pain from her past in order to learn forgiveness and find peace in the future.

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About the Author:

Laura Fabiani holds a degree in Special Care Counseling and has worked as a psychiatric child counselor and as a special education technician at various institutions. She launched NouveauWriter an online resource for new and aspiring writers. It covers topics on writing, English grammar, vocabulary building and publishing and marketing. She also reviews books at Library of Clean Reads She owns a translation business, mainly translating medical documents from French to English. She currently teaches Creative Writing Workshops in English and French. She lives with her husband and two children in Montreal, Quebec. Visit her at

My Review:
An amazing story. What more can I say? I loved this story from start to finish. This book deals with family. The importance of what family means and what is done out of love. It’s a story that deals with many issues like trust, understanding, adoption, friendship. The story line is one that will capture your heart, pull you in, tug at it and then wait til the very last page to let it go.

I loved the fact that this story takes place in both Canada AND Italy. There is Neapolitan dialect woven it to the plot, making the story seem more real to the reader. I could actually picture myself beside Tiziana in Italy as she is struggling to deal with a past she knew nothing about.

As I said, this is an amazing story. This will open your eyes to the meaning of family and the importance of dealing with issues as a family. Choices are sometimes made out of love and we have no control over them. That’s when we have to learn to trust and forgive and open our hearts and minds to the deep, powerful meaning of family. A book that I feel should get more than 5 stars, is highly recommended! It has something for everyone in it. A wonderful job and high praises to Laura for capturing my heart with this novel! Beautiful!
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*Many thanks to the author for providing my review copy!*



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