One of my favorite books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down once I started. Five stars for this one.
Bittersweet! Captivated me so I did not want to put it down!
This books has many twist and turns. Some you could never think of having happened. It was wonderful, suspenseful, yet sad. I did keep this copy because I loved it so much for the depth it goes into. Grand Reading.
Dr. Henry and his wife are expecting their first child. Little do they know that they are going to have twins. The doctor ends up delivering his own children, one baby boy and one baby girl with downs syndrome. He gives up the girl to be raised in a special hospital where they can take care of her better, but tells his wife her daughter died. The nurse he puts in charge of the baby ends up falling in love with the little bundle and keeps her. Throughout the years, each family deals with the decisions they made.
This was only OK for me. I feel like I have seen this on the Lifetime Movie Network, and it was hard to find characters to relate with. Everyone seemed to be holding grudges against each other.
I thought id enjoy this book since i have twins one being special needs, it started out well but went downhill within the first few chapters. I forced my self to finish it hoping it would get better
This novel has hit me oddly. The scene descriptions and settings I thought were quite artistic and lovely to read. The plotting felt shallow, with a few scenes coming in out of nowhere and with little impact. Characters were both engaging and then unchanging, with very little growth happening.
Does that sound inconsistent? The novel really wasn't; rather there were some aspects that worked well, and some that didn't, and the range between what worked and what didn't was large.
A solid, middle-of-the-road novel. 3 of 5 stars.
What a thought provoking, soul searching, deeply emotional work. 4 lives that would have been profoundly different if not for one lie. A sample of what we allow our brains to do to our lives.
Will probably read this again and again as I am sure there are depths I have not reached yet with the lessons to be learned here.
Would recommend to one and all. Especially those I know are dealing with a secret too big to share. 5 Stars!!!!
I don't know how to give a rating, but it would be 5 stars. This book had so much human compassion. All the characters pulled at my heart. I loved the book so much it's one of the few paperbacks I won't list to share!!
Couldn't put this one down!
Award-winning writer Kim Edwardss The Memory Keepers Daughter is a beautiful drama with characters that will haunt your memory long after you have finished reading the book.
A Doctor sends his Down's Syndrome daughter off with his nurse, who raises her. His decision alters the lives of his unknowing wife and the twin son who was normal when born.
Different kind of story...a little too sad for me. Easy read.