Release Year incorrect year? Stream or buy on:. Song Genres. All Genres. Song Styles. All Styles. Song Moods. All Moods. Song Themes. All Themes. Dinah Shore. Various Artists. Happy in Love. A Portrait of Dinah Shore. Cocktail Hour. I felt like Grace should have had more questions; instead, I felt like her reactions were just to move the story along. The book was too long too and at times I found Sylvie extremely obnoxious. It's more like 4 stars for the first half and for the second.
I must admit, this is certainly not a book I would have picked up on my own. I won this book through Goodreads. I don't typically enjoy books about the paranormal, but I was immediately drawn into the plot of Yes, My Darling Daughter. The short chapters and intriguing plot line make it a quick read.
Parts of it were frustrating and predictable, but overall, I'm happy to have discovered this book. I will certainly pick up books written by Leroy in the future. Oct 21, Kendra rated it liked it. Beautifully written. Though the main character is making some crazy choices to move the story along and it sometimes feels a bit forced. Favorite passage: We sit there quietly for a moment. The sun is coming out through the cloud, and the sea holds every color you can think of - turquoise in the shallows, giving back the sky color, and farther out a richer cobalt shade.
There's a line of deeper blue where the sea meets the sky. A sense of the strangeness of what we are doing here surges through Beautifully written. A sense of the strangeness of what we are doing here surges through me. It bothered me. You know - what happens there? What happens over the edge?
Do you ever think about that? I was far too busy worrying about my stick of rock. How they'd managed to write 'Whitely Bay' inside it" I smile, I like to think of him as a child. When everything was ordinary, before the wreck, before it broke apart. I have an image of him in my mind - lanky, vivid and a little unpredictable. And I couldn't get my mind around it.
That there's this edge, this limit to your sight, but if you got there, there wouldn't be an ending, there'd just be still more sea There are places where your mind stops. But it's not that you've understood them now, it's just that you've given up trying I glance at Adam, wanting someone to pull me out of this sadness, but I can't tell him, can't express it. Grace and Sylvie are described in exquisite detail. We long for answers, just as Grace does. The journey that Grace and Sylvie go on — accompanied by an unkempt psychologist — is an interesting one, but for me it was a little too far-fetched.
Nevertheless, it is a well written novel that explores a difficult subject. Interesting read. I concede that the past-life thing made for more interesting reading, especially when the details of the cold-case murder mystery started emerging, but it was less realistic, and for some reason this bothered me. Listen to them! They are right! You are delusional and keep making terrible life choices! I will say that I really enjoyed this book. Okay, back to the book.
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I found this story to be really intriguing and it really captured my attention. I felt that Leroy really built up I will say that I really enjoyed this book. I felt that Leroy really built up her story in the first 45 chapters only to end it abruptly in the last Things I loved: the setting, Adam, the thrill, Lavinia. All in all, I would recommend this book. It was a quick read and kept my attention.
Sep 08, K Kelley rated it really liked it Shelves: irish. I read a good review of this book in some magazine and once I found out it took place in Ireland I knew had to read it. Interesting story line; can a child remember her past life? Some people think she could be autistic but her mother knows something else is going on.
They end up learning about a professor who investigates past lives in children and he takes on the case. They end up traveling to Ireland to "solve" the mys I read a good review of this book in some magazine and once I found out it took place in Ireland I knew had to read it. They end up traveling to Ireland to "solve" the mystery I won't give any spoilers.
Otherwise, a good read to get lost in. Feb 22, Jan rated it really liked it. This book had a wonderful premise; right up my alley. The writing style is wonderful. Short chapters, describes a scene very well.
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Sometimes a little repetitive. Words that are'nt the norm like inchoate. Might have been the author's new favorite word as it was repeated. The child, Sylvie, had one too many tantrums for me. That would have been fine if there was something interesting at the end of each tantrum. But enough already! I guessed who the murderer was but it didn't ruin the book.
In fact, th This book had a wonderful premise; right up my alley. In fact, the book is left a little open at the end; which I usually hate; but so convinced was I about 'how' it should end that I just assumed that it did end that way! I would definitely like to try another of her books. Jun 29, Feathersinthewater rated it liked it. I picked this up in a charity shop and thought it would be interesting as I'm really into psychological disorders in children.
I thought Sylvie would have had autism or something similar - definitely wasn't expecting the eery and mysterious thought of reincarnation!
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I actually really enjoyed this, though the romantic moments with Adam were completely obvious and I felt that Grace was just being used.. The ending didn't give all the answers to the questions that seemed to pile up throughout the n I picked this up in a charity shop and thought it would be interesting as I'm really into psychological disorders in children. The ending didn't give all the answers to the questions that seemed to pile up throughout the novel, which frustrates me a little bit, but I'm also glad that everything wasn't tied up neatly and finished perfectly, but the characters just moved on to their next chapter of life.
A good book, I enjoyed it Jul 26, Barb rated it really liked it. This was a suprisingly enjoyable book for me and I found myself not wanting to put it down. I am an anglophile and love Ireland,too, and having this story set in both venues was great. The little 3 year old -Sylvie - was easy to have feelings for and her name was perfect for what I pictured as a waif of a pale, blonde child with a very serious demeanor. Her poor mother - who was not called Mum by Sylvie's choice -worked tirelessly to free her daughter of the memories in her mind that weren't her This was a suprisingly enjoyable book for me and I found myself not wanting to put it down.
Her poor mother - who was not called Mum by Sylvie's choice -worked tirelessly to free her daughter of the memories in her mind that weren't hers to suffer. This book covered all my favorites for me including a small bit of romance - easy but enjoyable reading.
I recommend it. The Drowning Girl is an absorbing tale-so much so that I stayed up to 3am to finish it. The child Sylvie is very believable and the change in calling her Mum Grace to Mom is satisfying and reassuring when it comes towards the end of the book. The dealing with reincarnation is handled sensitvely and leaves the reader wanting more. However the end game is a bit too predictable with the revealing of Marcus as the villian.
Jun 12, Aja rated it really liked it Shelves: 4-star-reading , books-at-home , This is a noiry romantic mystery think Rebecca. The mood and the feeling of the book are very well developed. Even in the description of the most mundane activities you feel the darkness and mystery surrounding the plot and characters. Margaret Leroy does creepy very well. The only aspect I thought it lacked was the apex of the action, where the resolution and finale seemed a little predictable. May 07, Karla rated it really liked it. I love this supernatural mystery set in England! I was literally rivited by the story of a single mother named Grace whose four year old daughter is not quite normal.
She never calls her mother "mum", makes strange comments about living in some other place, and is expelled from preschool because she is uncontrollable. You truly feel for Grace, who is beside herself with worry and fear. She finds an unorthodox psychologist who is convinced that Sylvie is reliving a past life, one where a terrible I love this supernatural mystery set in England!
She finds an unorthodox psychologist who is convinced that Sylvie is reliving a past life, one where a terrible death occurred Sep 09, Jennifer rated it liked it. A little 4 year old girl puzzles her single mom when she only calls her by her first name and frequently says that this is not her life. Her mom, Grace starts to think that her daughter is remembering a past life and finds a professor that agrees with her theory.
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They travel to a coast where the little girl is drawn and find a case of an unsolved murder of a mother and daughter. You are lead to believe that the little girl is the re-incarnate of the girl that died and she miraclously lets go of A little 4 year old girl puzzles her single mom when she only calls her by her first name and frequently says that this is not her life. You are lead to believe that the little girl is the re-incarnate of the girl that died and she miraclously lets go of her past life when she finds out. A little creepy. Jul 31, Jody rated it liked it.
A very good book, but I couldn't bring myself to give it more than 3 stars. The best part of this book was how it was written - very eloquent, almost poetic in the author's choice of words. It was a book that I had a hard time putting down, because I kept wanting to see where it was going to go next. I figured out the ending too early on, and felt that the ending was kind of weak, but at the same time satisfying. I really did enjoy this book and would recommend it, as it's a very fast read and i A very good book, but I couldn't bring myself to give it more than 3 stars.
I really did enjoy this book and would recommend it, as it's a very fast read and interesting story, especially if you enjoy reading about anything paranormal. Aug 01, Paula rated it really liked it. Very well written book that keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen. Sylvie is a 3 year who goes into hysterics when water is splashed on her, calls her Mom by her given name Grace in stead of Mum English author and tells Grace that she isn't really her family, that her family lives somewhere else.
Grace who is a single parent is determined to get to the bottom of this peculiar behavior and finally settles on a psychologist who deals in the paranormal. Aug 12, Mary rated it it was amazing. What a wonderful book! I was a bit apprehensive going into it because it is on Oprah's list and I find her books very sad and morbid so very often but this is a gem.
I was drawn in from the first chapter. The way that Sylvie talked to her mother, Grace, made her seem like such an old soul. I love the story and the images of reincarnation as a way to put a finalization to someone's life. Just a great read. Aug 03, Deb rated it it was amazing Shelves: paranormal-suspense.
I couldn't put this one down Sylvie is a very difficult 3 year old. Her mother Grace, a single mom, is trying to keep it together but just doesn't know what to do. A child psychologist decides that nothing is really wrong. At her wits end she contacts Adam Winters, a pschologist who thinks Sylvie's issues could be due to problems in a past life Loved it!
May 18, mary rated it really liked it Shelves: brit-fic , library. I really want to give this three-and-a-half stars. The beginning in fact the first three-quarters of the book was gorgeous. The ending was so weak and pallid compared with it that I ended up being grievously disappointed.
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Still, I think I'll seek out Leroy's other two novels. Her writing style in this one was masterful. Jul 07, Gloria rated it it was amazing Shelves: suspense-thriller. Set in both England and Ireland, this is a chilling thriller about a little girl who may not be what you think she is at first. This is quite eerie and gothically dark in parts, but is also rather warm in the sense that it is about a young, un-wed mother who is struggling to be a great mum.
Includes reincarnation and murder though no graphic violence. Oct 17, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: books-read-in , all-time-favorites. This was a story about a mother trying to connect with her daughter.