The Other Daughter - Lauren Willig

The Other Daughter

Author: Lauren Willig

  • Publication Date: 2015-07-21
  • Category: Historical
4 Score: 4
(From 26 Ratings)


Raised in a poor yet genteel household, Rachel Woodley is working in France as a governess when she receives news that her mother has died, suddenly. Grief-stricken, she returns to the small town in England where she was raised to clear out the cottage...and finds a cutting from a London society magazine, with a photograph of her supposedly deceased father dated all of three month before. He's an earl, respected and influential, and he is standing with another daughter-his legitimate daughter. Which makes Rachel...not legitimate. Everything she thought she knew about herself and her past-even her very name-is a lie.

Still reeling from the death of her mother, and furious at this betrayal, Rachel sets herself up in London under a new identity. There she insinuates herself into the party-going crowd of Bright Young Things, with a steely determination to unveil her father's perfidy and bring his-and her half-sister's-charmed world crashing down. Very soon, however, Rachel faces two unexpected snags: she finds she genuinely likes her half-sister, Olivia, whose situation isn't as simple it appears; and she might just be falling for her sister's fiancé...

From Lauren Willig, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Ashford Affair, comes The Other Daughter, a page-turner full of deceit, passion, and revenge.


  • Seriously good entertainment!

    By Bed deb 2012
    Another great historical fiction that was both entertaining and a joy to read. Although, I seriously would have had a hard time tearing up the paper at the end just to piss off Violet. There are a lot of lies, a lot of secrets and a lot of trickery going on in this story and the author captured it perfectly. Frankly, I would have wanted to get on that ship myself and see what happens next. I really felt like I knew the characters in this book and was sad to have to say goodbye to them. It was strange how Olivia could be such a mousy thing, but I suppose all those years with her had a lot to attribute to that. If your into historical fiction or early 1900 England,this would be a great book for you to read. Thank you St.Martin's Press and Net Galley for allowing me to read this e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT RACHAEL. Sequel, sequel, Ha!