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The Daughter He Never Knew

The Daughter He Never Knew

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by Linda Barrett

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Winner of the Holt Medallion!!

Pilgrim Cove--where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door.

On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly.


...only in Pilgrim Cove


Winner of the Holt Medallion!!

Pilgrim Cove--where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door.

On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly.


...only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose sole aim to take care of the town.
...only in Pilgrim Cove stands a unique house right on the beach. Sea View House. A very special place--some say magical--to the people who reside there each season.
...and only in Pilgrim Cove are strangers welcomed, while everyone else takes a front row seat as a love story unfolds.

THE DAUGHTER HE NEVER KNEW is the final book in the four-book Pilgrim Cove series. You can also check out the Sea View House series for more stories set in this town.


After his twin brother died on the night of their senior prom, Jason Parker disappeared from Pilgrim Cove. Nine years later he returns in order to make peace with his family--with Lila Sullivan, the woman he can't forget--and with himself. But nothing and no one is the same as he remembers. Certainly not his family. Not Lila, with her fiancé and a child. Not even his old house. Can a wanderer ever find home again? Do second chances really exist?

Lila wants no part of this man who owned her heart years ago but vanished when she needed him most. His music ignites her emotions, but can she trust him not to break her heart again? Worse still, can she trust him not to break their daughter's heart?

Editorial Reviews

Alexandra Kay
4 Stars!

"Linda Barrett does a great job building emotional tension in The Daughter He Never Knew. Her characters are so real in their uncertainty that she leaves the reader rooting for a happy ending between Jason and Lila."
Sherri Myers
4.5 Stars!
"It is with sadness, I say goodbye to my friends in Pilgrim Cove, for having read all four books in this series, the residents have really have become my friends. Linda Barrett has done an excellent job in creating a place of love, laughter and family. Her novels are ones I proudly display on my keeper shelf, and I eagerly look forward to the next offering from this talented author."

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Linda Barrett
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Meet the Author

Linda Barrett grew up in Queens, NY and earned her B.A. and M.S. at Hunter College. She is the author of fifteen contemporary romance novels, three novels of women's fiction and a memoir of surviving breast cancer twice. Her books have won several industry awards such as the Holt Medallion.

Linda met the love of her life during her senior year of college, got married and had three sons. She and her family have lived in New York, Massachusetts, Texas and now in Florida. She's loved being part of each state. "Every place was home to me."

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Daughter He Never Knew (Harlequin Super Romance #1289) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I just finished reading the Pilgrim Cove series. All four books in a row.. Couldn't put them down. All I can say is they are a must read. Highly recommended..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book. its one i wont get rid of.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lila Sullivan's heart shattered to pieces when Jason Parker fled Pilgrim Cove years ago. He promised to return. That promise kept her going. Five years afterward, he sent her a message. Jason was never coming back and Lila should not wait for him any longer. He would not return for her, so he never found out that he had a daughter, Katie. ...................................... Four more years have passed. Katie is now eight-years-old. She's thrilled that she is about to get a dad and a sister. Her mom, Lila, is about to wed Adam Fielding, He is the dad of her best friend, Sara. Katie did not believe her life could get any better, until her real dad appeared. ......................................... Jason Parker has never gotten over Lila. Now he is finally hitting the big time. He does collaborations with singers to produce memorable music. His latest song, about Lila, is already on the radios. The song clearly tells the listeners his plans. Jason is ready to face his past. So everyone in Pilgrim Cove is waiting, wondering if Jason is honestly coming home. What will happen when he sees Lila again? What will happen when he finds out he has a daughter? ....................................... ***** Once again Sea View House in Pilgrim Cove, Massachusetts, is working its magic. The tale of Lila and Jason has been long anticipated. Well, it has finally hit the book stores. Was it worth the wait? OH YEAH! This is the most intense, most joyful, and most emotional episode of the series thus far. Every book in the 'Pilgrim Cove' series sits on my 'Keeper' shelf, never to be loaned out. Mine! Mine! Mine! If you have not read any of these books as yet, order them before it is too late. And Linda Barrett, should you read this, don't stop writing about this town and its residents until you (at least) tell the story of the vet. *****
harstan More than 1 year ago
On the night of graduation from Pilgrim Cove High School, his twin bother died in a DUI incident. Jason Parker, unable to cope, fled the sanctuary of his grieving family and left behind his girlfriend Lila Sullivan though he loved both. Over the years Jason became a successful songwriter, but avoided returning to his home where ghosts live in his mind. However, now nine years since he took flight, Jason finally comes home. To his shock, he finds he left a piece of himself with Lila as she has raised THE DAUGHTER HE NEVER KNEW by herself, but not for long as she is engaged to marry. Jason now realizes what he lost when he ran from his demons. He wants a second chance with the two women that mean everything to him, but the older one distrusts him to stay with them when the going gets rough and the younger one is warily adjusting to her biological father. --- The latest Pilgrim Cove romance focuses on two likable protagonists and the usual delightful support cast including stars from previous tales. Interestingly in spite of Jason¿s cavalier treatment of Lila and THE DAUGHTER HE NEVER KNEW, the audience will want a happy ending for this fine trio though like the lead pair readers will remain uncertain to the end whether Jason regains what he lost. As usual Linda Barrett escorts her fans through another fine Pilgrim Cove engagement. --- Harriet Klausner