Blog Tour Review, His Secret Daughter

posted in: blog tour, Sherry | 0

His Secret Daughter
Melissa Wiesner

284 pages
published January 3, 2023

Amazon | Goodreads

About the book:

Not Noah. Not my husband. But there he is, unconscious in the hospital bed. Our daughter sobs into my shoulder. We love him so much. What if he never wakes up? And who is the little girl beside him, gazing up at us with big, tear-filled brown eyes? Eyes that look just like my husband’s…

Our family of three is perfect. Just me, Noah and our teenage daughter Maya. The day the police knock at our door, telling us about the car accident, is the worst day of my life. My heart shatters, but what they say next almost makes it stop beating: Noah was in the car with another woman who died at the scene. Her two-year-old girl, Luna, miraculously survived.

With Noah fighting for his life, I’m desperate for the truth: and when I search his desk, I find checks made out to Luna’s mother. Did my loving, loyal husband have a secret family all along?

Despite my own terrible pain, at the hospital I can’t help but comfort this poor child as she cries for her mommy. With nowhere else for Luna to go, I find myself opening our home. Seeing Maya hold Luna’s hand and giggle as they chase butterflies in the garden, it’s almost like my daughter has a sister…

I have an impossible choice. Do I tell Maya the truth about her father? If Noah wakes up, will even more secrets come out about who he really is? And can I forgive him enough to give this sweet, innocent girl a home… or will my husband’s betrayal tear us all apart?

Fans of Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper, Kate Hewitt and Diane Chamberlain will adore this absolutely unputdownable read about how the people we love most can hide the darkest secrets.

My Review:

I was getting burnt out on thrillers and this was the perfect switch for me.  Not sure if it was intended by the author, but I saw where this one was probably going pretty early on, but it did not make me enjoy it any less.

I am becoming a fan of these books with huge life dilemmas.  You kick your husband out because you think he is cheating.  He goes willingly.  He then ends up in a car accident with a woman and child you do not know.  He’s in a coma and cannot tell you anything.  What do you do?  You’d never know for sure unless you were in that situation, but I do think Emma was much more gracious than I could be.

And as I got to the end, the author asked in her acknowledgements if I was crying.  And while I was not all out sobbing, I did shed a tear.  I love a book that makes me feel but does not make me sob.  Kudos.

I think this would be a great book club as there could be quite the lively discussion on the choices Emma made and whether you agree or disagree with her choices.  This is the second book I’ve read by the author and she is good at coming up with social dilemmas to make you think.  A little emotion and some hard thinking, it was a homerun for me.

Author Bio:

Melissa Wiesner is a night-owl who began writing novels about five years ago when her early-to-bed family retired for the evening. In 2019, she won the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Award in the Mainstream Fiction Category for her first novel. Melissa holds two Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Community Agency Counseling. Her day job is in Social Work where she often encounters people knocked down by hard times but who pick themselves up and keep going, just like the characters of her novels. Melissa lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her charming husband and two adorable children.

Website | Instagram | Twitter

Sign up to be the first to hear about new releases from Melissa Wiesner here:

You can sign up for all the best Bookouture deals you’ll love at:


Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *