Book Review | The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter by Jane PorterTitle: The Good Daughter (A Brennan Sisters Novel)

Author: Jane Porter

My Review: 

Jane Porter does it again!! I demolished the first of the Brennan Sister novels, The Good Woman, and I think I read The Good Daughter even faster. I’m usually disappointed by the second book in a trilogy. Not because it isn’t good, but because it’s so hard to create the same magic that made you love the first one while also keeping the second book unique. There are subtle differences that make The Good Daughter different from the first, but it’s full of all of the characters that we have come to know and love, plus a few more for good measure.

Rather than jumping from perspective to perspective of all the Brennan sisters, we spend most of the time with Kit. The only other perspective we follow is that of one of Kit’s students, Delilah. In the first book it was great to get to know all of the characters, particularly as it helped to set the tone for the rest of the trilogy, but I really enjoyed focusing on just Kit.

Based on the synopsis, I had anticipated more of a romance aspect, but there are so many other issues that the author focuses on leaving romance to take the back burner. Not to say that it isn’t there, it’s just secondary to the other stuff.

I’ve sat here for the past half an hour trying to think of a way to put into words how great this book is, and I’m finding myself lacking. So, I’ll just go with this; Jane Porter is a fantastic writer who created a world that pulled me in from the first page and left me eager to go back. I can’t wait until the third book in the trilogy, The Good Wife, comes out in September.

*I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this novel.*


  1. Gina Brickell says

    Well, this is a trilogy I haven’t heard of. I love reading reviews and getting other people’s perspectives as to how they felt the book was before i ever even consider purchasing to read for myself. I really don’t want to waste the time nor the money when the book just isn’t worth it.

  2. Tania B says

    Well, this sounds like a great trilogy. This will be on shopping list next time I’m looking for some reading material.

  3. donna harris says

    The Good Daughter trilogy sounds like a book I would be interested in. I’d have to read The Good Woman first to get know the characters. I like to read other people comments on a book first to see if it’s good.

  4. Mer says

    That’s quite the recommendation! It’s nice to see a second book that lives up to the first. Even in trilogies I really enjoy, the second often seems like filler.

  5. cheryl c. says

    I have read and enjoyed other Jane Porter books, but I haven’t started this trilogy yet. I love the cover on this book.

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