A Daughter's Place (Family Matters, #1)

A Daughter's Place (Family Matters, #1)

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by C. J. Carmichael
     
 

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What’s a single mother do when she’s run out of options?

After her father kicked her off the family farm because she was pregnant, seventeen-year-old Libby Bateson swore she’d never go back. She and her daughter, Nicole, have scraped by in the city for the past eight years, but when Libby finds out Nicole is being bullied

Overview

What’s a single mother do when she’s run out of options?

After her father kicked her off the family farm because she was pregnant, seventeen-year-old Libby Bateson swore she’d never go back. She and her daughter, Nicole, have scraped by in the city for the past eight years, but when Libby finds out Nicole is being bullied and under-performing at school, she decides it’s time to swallow her pride.

Going home isn’t easy. Libby finds the farmhouse neglected and filthy. Her father is a cantankerous hermit who won’t speak to her. Even Gibson Browning, the farmer next door whom she’d once had a crush on, is making her life complicated.

Gibson’s wife died two years ago and now he’s a single parent too—raising a daughter the same age as Nicole. The hard working, good looking Gibson is a loyal friend and a loving father. Libby knows she could easily fall for him—which would be a mistake.

Because Libby can’t stay in Chatsworth for long. Not without risking exposure of the secret that could ruin her daughter’s life.

Family Matters (3 book series)

A Daughter's Place, book 1

Her Best Friend's Baby, book 2

The Fourth Child, book 3

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987861306
Publisher:
C.J. Carmichael
Publication date:
06/14/2014
Series:
Family Matters , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
12,874
File size:
353 KB

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A Daughter's Place 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much.  Sometimes with a free book it is hit-or-miss, this book is a keeper.  I will be reading more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story!! A must read book!
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a great contemporary romance. I loved the strength in Libby's character. After everything she has been through - mother and brother dying, father kicking her out of the house, struggling to care for herself and her daughter Nicole - she still cared about protecting others. The romance between her and Gibson was great. I always like the characters in my book to be realistic, I don't like it when they come off as too perfect. The author nailed it in this book. All of the characters were likable, but yet realistically flawed. Each had their own insecurities and weaknesses that made it feel like I was spying on real-life neighbors rather than just reading about them in the pages of the book. This one pulled at my heart, but it's not an emotional cry fest either. It was a fun read that will give you faith in the strength of families, forgiveness, and of small communities helping each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this story. It was really sweet and I loved how everything went full circle. The characters were easy to like and identify with. The story captures how small towns operate. It was really a homey story and I look forward to the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to read and having this Nook has exposed me to some great authors--and free books are a great way to get that first taste! I just finished reading this book in one sitting and will start the next one as soon as I complete this review. The characters are so real and the story just grabs ahold so that you really don't want to stop reading! The story was both sweet and bittersweet; definitely great as a feel good read. I even went on the author's website to learn more about her books and was very happy to see that I have a lot more good reading in the near future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a decent length. It had about 170 pages, cost $2.99 and the editing was wonderful. It had rather undetailed sex, no profanity, homosexuality or religion. There was a teenage rape, resulting in a pregnancy, which had a terrible impact on a woman's life. The usual loss of life due to accidents. Can't have a chick lit without this. This book is predictable. It is stand alone. I had almost forgotten what it was like to read a complere book with a conclusion. This alone makes it a four star book. Readers 16 and up would enjoy this sweet, cozy story. AD
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Yorkton, Saskatchewan, seventeen years old Libby Bateson drops out of school because she is three months pregnant. Her unsympathetic dad throws her off the family farm. Libby has never traveled anywhere except the immediate vicinity. Now the frightened and heartbroken, Libby takes the Greyhound bus to Toronto with no intention of ever returning home.

Eight years later, Libby¿s daughter Nicole is having problems with second grade and trouble with older children in the neighborhood. Though Libby once vowed to never return home, she decides it is time to get her diploma. She knows she needs that in order to straighten out her own life. This will also allow her to provide her daughter with a temporary change that means four months on the farm with her father who insists she is dead. However, soon Libby has a bigger problem to face as she has fallen in love with old neighbor Gibson Browning, but he belongs in Yorkton while she being a pariah needs to live elsewhere.

A DAUGHTER¿S PLACE is a wonderful contemporary romance that stars an intrepid heroine while providing an insider¿s look at the Canadian side of the Great Plains. The story line is fun to read as Libby faces the condemnation of her father and most of the town with aplomb and courage, but fears her growing love for Gibson. Fans who enjoy a story that proves you can go home will want to read C.J. Carmichael¿s latest novel.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous 13 days ago
A 190 page free story of a small town Canadian teenage girl who loses her mother and older brother in some type of accident, gets date raped by a local athlete, finds she is pregnant, and is given money by her father and put on a greyhound bus from Sasketchewan to Toronto. Her 7 year daughter and she lives a thrift store/welfare/foodbank plus job existance til her eventual eviction notice when she decides they need to move back 'home' for the summer til she gets her GED and earns some money. Then she meets the handsome nosy judgemental farmer next door that had once been her brother's best friend. And how is she to deal with meeting her rapist and father of her child? Angst, drama, pathos, determination, buckets of tears, and some romance. Acceptable language and a sex scene. This story duplicates certain scenarios multiple times that become scan throughs.
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Chick book...highly recommend. Strong woman with lots of determination to stand on her own.
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I really enjoyed this book. I could hardly finish it for the happy tears in my eyes. Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought this was agood book until the last pages. A old teacher contacts a child through facebook to get her moms email??? Why does a 7 yr old have a facebook account? Her mother must not or the teacher could have messaged her directly. The child gives up the moms new email address.....Really? Kinda scary that they did not go over basic internet safety.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is awesome. Could not put it down. Cant wait to read more of the author.
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This book is a sweet heartwarming book but since im 14 yrs old parts are innapropriate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! The plot is thought out and the characters are well developed. I don't usually tear up from books nor do I get excited or eager for something to happen, but with this book I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with likable characters, this is a good if unremarkable book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Good characterization. Wonderful to read a stand alone book.
oakleychic33 More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, the right amount of suspense. Plenty of plot and depth of the characters. And of course a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was amazed this story
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