Somebody's Daughter

Somebody's Daughter

by Rochelle B. Weinstein


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From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes an emotional novel for mothers, daughters, and anyone who has ever felt imperfect.

Emma and Bobby Ross enjoy a charmed life on the shores of Miami Beach. They are a model family with a successful business, an uncomplicated marriage, and two blessedly typical twin daughters, Zoe and Lily. They are established members of a tight-knit community.

Then, on the night of the girls’ fifteenth birthday party, they learn of Zoe’s heartbreaking mistake—a private and humiliating indiscretion that goes viral and thrusts her and her family into the center of a shocking public scandal.

As the family’s core is shattered by disgrace, judgment, and retribution, the fallout takes its toll. But for Emma, the shame runs deeper. Her daughter’s reckless behavior has stirred memories of her own secrets that could break a marriage, a family, and friendships forever.

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ISBN-13: 9781503949256
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 240,247
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rochelle B. Weinstein is the USA Today bestselling author of Where We Fall, The Mourning After, and What We Leave Behind. Weinstein lives in South Florida with her husband and twin sons. She is currently writing her fifth novel, a love story based in the Florida Keys. Please visit her at

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Somebody's Daughter 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
SL22268 More than 1 year ago
Thank you NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was about an important issue that is plaguing our children today. Social media and what happens when it is used for things other than good. Zoe and Lily are twins that are wealthy and popular. When Zoe attends a party - that her parents do not know about - she gets involved in a scandal due to a bad decision. This not only affects her family, but others that are involved - it also bring back horrible memories for her mother, who also has a secret of her own. Thought provoking and well written; this story makes you wonder what lengths would you go to, to protect your child?
lsmoore_43 More than 1 year ago
This is a book that I feel parents with teens need to read. It will certainly touch your heart in so many ways. I never thought about how technology can and does touch us all. Especially young teens. They are so innocent and have no idea that they things they do today can and will affect them forever. The Ross family have it all. Looks, love and an ideal place to live. What teen would not love living in a nice hotel on the beach. Going to a nice school and having many friends. What parent would not want to give their child the best life they can. But what do you do when a child makes a mistake that can cost them so much. What if one parent is not standing up for that child. Not taking up for them the way they should. Emma and Bobby are good parents but Bobby is not stepping up like he should when young Zoe gets in trouble. It causes a rift between him and Emma. Can they heal? Will things work out? This is a very touching story of twins. Different but the same. They are so close and love each other so much. One video from a cell phone has the ability of ruining three lives. The two teens in the video and the one who took it. This book certainly teaches much forgiveness. I would hope to have that much forgivenessin my heart if faced with the same adversity. This is a very emotional book that will leave you feeling so hopeful. It will certainly bring many tears to your eyes too. I loved it. It was well written and researched. One that I think any parent with a teen should read. Thank you NetGalley for this wonderful touching book of love and forgiveness.
MeganLeprich More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from Lake Union Publishing in exchange for my honest review and honestly, I wasn't a huge fan. I gave up at about chapter 17 and couldn't read any further. The writing style wasn't keeping me interested and it kept revolving around the same things over and over again. This was the first book I've read by Rochelle B. Weinsten and unfortunately will probably be the only one.
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Rochelle B. Weinstein brings readers a poignant tale of one daughter's indiscretion and it's impact on her entire family. Somebody's Daughter delves into internet harassment and scandal. We all makes mistakes but nowadays if you do, you better hope nobody has their cell phone out. This is a very relevant and heartbreakingly common subject and Weinstein, does not shy away from the pain it causes. Not only readers with children, but anyone who is involved in social media in any way should read this book! What I liked: Having teenage daughters of my own, I was particularly interested in how this situation would be portrayed by the author. Weinstein was a new author for me and I was somewhat skeptical at how she might treat it. I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of understanding and compassion the author showed to this young character. Zoe is thrust into a situation she never expected to be in. She meets a boy at a party where alcohol is being served and the situation deteriorates from there. She's a fifteen year old girl who does a stupid thing. And I'm glad the author didn't disregard her feelings in all this. If something like this happened to one of my daughters I would hope that people be compassionate. What happens to Zoe at the party is not really what the book is centered on. It's the aftermath. In today's society with social media and the internet being used by just about everyone, this is a common problem. If you screw up it's likely caught on video by someone. Weinstein delves into the issues created within a family when one person is disgraced and it's all over social media. The laws regarding this kind of thing are lax and there is often no recourse. The author is about to really get to the heart of how something like this not affects the people involved but their families as well. I really felt tied to Emma and her pain in this situation. Not only is she dealing with what is happening to Zoe but it is also bringing up some old secrets within her own life that she must deal with. Weinstein gives the reader a mom who loves her child and is willing to do anything to protect her, but she also gives us a woman in a crisis of her own. I liked this very layered approach to the character and I thought it was wonderfully done. The reputation of not only her daughter was at stake but her entire family. Weinstein has such good voice. Her writing style is smooth and seamless. I liked the way she was able to take a current and relevant subject and present it in a way that was engaging as a novel, but also compelling in human way. It made me rethink how I approach viewing 'scandalous' stories on the internet and how my own action of buying into the sensationalism of the story is in a way fueling the storm that this person or individual is dealing with. This one will make you think... What I didn't like: This is a tough subject and readers might find it a little heavy. It's not light reading because it could happen to anyone. I like books like this but if escape from the headlines and your daily grind is what you are after, this one might not be the ticket. Bottom Line: Great plot. The story was engaging and really kept my interest throughout. I liked that it was current and relevant. Having daughters of my own made it strike a cord with me that doesn't often happen in fiction. The author is able to make the story come alive and allow the reader to share in it. I will definitely be reading more from Rochelle B. Wein
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Emma and Bobby Ross are happily married and have an easy life. They own a hotel on Miami Beach and are blessed with twin daughters, Zoe and Lily. They have many friends and are well loved by the hotel guests. Everything is perfect, until Lily and Zoe's fifteenth birthday. A private moment at a party between Zoe and a boy from her school is shared among her friends. Zoe is mortified this video is going around and she had no idea she was being filmed. All of a sudden people gossip about the Ross family and everyone has an opinion. Can they stop the video from being spread and what will the effect of this horrible act be on the family? Emma wants to be there for her daughter, but witnessing Zoe's pain brings back a lot of unwanted memories. There's a secret Emma should have dealt with years ago, something she's done that is still eating away at her. Emma has her own demons to battle and while she's trying to help Zoe with her problems, it becomes apparent that she has to make a decision. Telling the truth could break her family. Will she risk changing the tight-knit union they used to be to ease her pain and can telling her story help her daughter? What should Emma do? Somebody's Daughter is an impressive thought-provoking story. Rochelle B. Weinstein describes the emotions of every member of the Ross family with understanding, empathy and great care. She clearly knows her subject well and I loved how she handles this difficult matter. I admire that she's written a story about cyber crimes against teenagers. She describes the judgement, the hatred and the humiliation of being exposed in a fantastic manner. Zoe becomes the victim of a terrible deed and my heart ached for her because of everything she has to go through. It's terrible when one moments will chase someone forever because it's been filmed and shared. It's something that put tears in my eyes and finding out how the Ross family would handle the problem kept me glued to the pages. Rochelle B. Weinstein writes about a mother and daughter who are both struggling. There are similarities, but there are also differences. Emma wants to be there for her daughter and tries to fight Zoe's battles for her, but Zoe can stand her ground and doesn't walk away from hardship. I admired Zoe's courage, she's a strong girl and handles the situation really well. The circumstances are awful, it's terrible that anyone can be exposed because so many people have access to cameras. Reading about the repercussions made me admire Rochelle B. Weinstein's choices even more, because she fully understands all of them and makes sure she's covered each motivation, feeling and consequence. This makes Somebody's Daughter a terrific gripping story, an amazing compelling book that I highly recommend.
Bookwormmommyof3 More than 1 year ago
Rochelle Weinstein has written a book that gave me the chills, purely parental & mom of three children chills that I last had when reading 13 Reasons Why. It made me cringe and some parts were hard to read, but that is what I appreciated about the book because raising children during this time of social media, peer pressure, adolescence, and the consequences of particular actions is a messy. Bravo and applause for a book that I have been recommending to parents at my job because of the harsh reality presented in this book and overall raising awareness of what I believe is a current social crisis. Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for an e-copy arc in exchange for an honest review.
TropicalDelusions More than 1 year ago
Somebody’s Daughter – Rochelle B. Weinstein I was fortunate to receive this novel as an Advance Reader Copy, in exchange for an objective review. I don’t know where to start – this book was wonderful!! Bobby & Emma Ross are the parents of two teenaged twin daughters, Lily & Zoe. Living in a luxury hotel that they own, they are considered one of Miami’s premier families. A deep and abiding love for one another, a secure business, a hotel staff that adores them, a magazine article and cover photos in the works, and a big birthday party planned for the twins 15h birthday - life has never been better. Then, as a bunch of teens gather for an overnight stay to celebrate the twins 15th birthday, Emma overhears a gasp of horror, and teens murmuring as they glance at a cell phone. She hears the words, “That’s not Lily, it’s Zoe”. Thus begins a nightmare for the Ross family, as they learn of, and begin to deal with the aftermath of a bad decision and a video gone viral. As Emma struggles to understand and support her daughter, she is haunted by memories of her own youth, and a decision she made that continues to impact her world today. This is a novel about family, love, shame, revenge, humility acceptance, and forgiveness. It was an amazing read and I could not put it down! It will resonate with you long after the final page is turned! My next to-do is to read the rest of Rochelle B. Weinstein’s work! Fabulous!!
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
This is a story on social media and how one picture, one text, one video can change the life of not only the person/people in the video but the family of that person also. I found this story so realistic to the teenage world today. One video was take of sweet 15 year old Zoe and her whole world was changed. Her school life was extremely tough with all the peer judgment. Her home life was hard due to her parents, father especially, not know how to deal with it. Everything she did or thought was called into question. At the end of this drama it was amazing to see the family and their friends come together stronger than they started. The characters in this story are so real. The mother trying to be understanding, the father wanting to control the situation, the sister just wanting to protect, and the person videoed (I want to say victim but she wasn’t portrayed as such) not knowing who to trust. I could see this happening to many families and having the same reactions as this family. The mother is the hero. She doesn’t give up on anyone, she doesn’t accept that there is no way back from this, and she never stops loving her family. The side story didn’t seem to add as much to the story as I thought it might. The secret the mother holds onto adds a small twist but doesn’t change my feelings towards the book. With or without the side story this is an eye-opening, conversation starting, and heart breaking/heartwarming story. I think it is a great read for a young adult as it can teach a life lesson and a good read for parents so their eyes are opened as to the world of teenage texting and videoing. Somebody’s Daughter is not a WOW book, but it is a book that will make you take stock of your life, appreciate the little things, and maybe understand your children a little better.
lauriesophee More than 1 year ago
"I've learned that we all have the capacity to do things that change us." How true is this quote taken from this amazing book? A book of retribution, love, family, caring and forgiveness as time moves on. When Zoe gets "caught" with a boy at a party, and then it goes viral on the internet, you have to debate as a parent and as a teenager, how this will play out. What will Zoe's parent, and her twin sister think and do? How would you handle this? This is an important read for parents and teens. The modern days have created a way to share anything with anyone in the world that can enable people to harm others, often without understanding the hurt that can be caused. "We are human. And none of us, not one of us in here, is entitled to judge." An insightful novel that I read in one day. This is a must read for parents and teens. Well done!
lauriesophee More than 1 year ago
"I've learned that we all have the capacity to do things that change us." How true is this quote taken from this amazing book? A book of retribution, love, family, caring and forgiveness as time moves on. When Zoe gets "caught" with a boy at a party, and then it goes viral on the internet, you have to debate as a parent and as a teenager, how this will play out. What will Zoe's parent, and her twin sister think and do? How would you handle this? This is an important read for parents and teens. The modern days have created a way to share anything with anyone in the world that can enable people to harm others, often without understanding the hurt that can be caused. "We are human. And none of us, not one of us in here, is entitled to judge." An insightful novel that I read in one day. This is a must read for parents and teens. Well done!
teachlz More than 1 year ago
MY REVIEW OF “SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER” BY Rochelle B. Weinstein Kudos to Rochelle B. Weinstein, Author of “Somebody’s Daughter” for writing about significant issues in today’s society, in an emotional, intriguing, captivating, and descriptive story. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction, and at times reads as a nonfiction novel concerning legal agenda. Rochelle B. Weinstein describes her colorful cast of characters of mostly family and friends as flawed individuals, who strive to be perfect. Some are complicated and complex. There is jealousy, lies, betrayal, support, love, and hope. Emma and Bobby Ross own and live at a prosperous hotel with their two teenaged twin daughters, in Miami. They are described as a Picture Perfect family in everyday. This is also a coming of age novel. Both Zoe and her twin Lily will be turning 15 years old, and are very different. One is an athlete, and the other is on the debate team in school. At their 15-year-old party, it is made public that Zoe made a heartbreaking mistake, “a private and humiliating indiscretion” that has now gone viral and thrusts her and her family in the center of a public scandal. This tears at the community, the neighborhood, the school, friendships, and their family. There are feelings of disgrace, judgment calls, and revenge. This brings up past memories for Emma years ago, when she was younger. I appreciate that the author discusses how media, I-Phones, cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, Snapshot, Instagram and You Tube can be a very dangerous format, and ruin someone’s life. Although the same media at times gives important information, it can also provide information that is not easily erased. Teenagers and young adults should be made aware of that fact. I don’t think any parent truly wants to believe their son or daughter that can do or be caught doing something that can have consequences. At the same time, it is important to realize that no one is perfect. Another problem in society that the author mentions is alcohol at parties. Drinking in excess is a big problem for many people, especially teenagers and young adults. Communication is very important between parents and children. Is may be difficult to forget, but is it possible to learn to forgive? I think that Rachelle B. Weinstein has written an important book about significant challenges in today’s society. I would highly recommend this book for everyone, as a must read. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.