Owen's Daughter: A Novel

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jul 15, 2014 - Fiction - 352 pages
15 Reviews

Winner of New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards (2014) in Fiction (other) and Best Book/New Mexico categories

Skye Elliot is given a choice after her car accident--jail or rehab--and her ex-husband, a bull rider who introduced her to the party scene, gets custody of their four-year-old daughter Gracie. It takes Skye eight months to get clean, but the day she is released, she has one plan: to be a good mother--better, at least, than Skye's own selfish mother and absent dad.

Owen Garret hasn't seen his daughter in ten years. He, too, needs to make amends. Newly out of prison, he picks her up from rehab and together they set off to find Gracie, and to forge a relationship that transcends the hurt and anger that have brewed between them for almost a decade. In the meantime, they find Margaret Yearwood, too--Owen's lost love whom he left when he turned himself in for a long-ago crime.

Owen's Daughter is a stand-alone novel that brings back characters from Mapson's treasured novel Blue Rodeo, and introduces them to the beloved cast of Solomon's Oak and Finding Casey. With its father-daughter story and characters who overcome personal failings against great odds, Owen's Daughter is a story of love and family that will enchant Mapson fans both old and new.

 

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User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

I love New Mexico so I obviously enjoyed that aspect of this book. I also enjoyed the basic story very much although I will admit that I often wished that there was at least one character who was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Richardson - Goodreads

I received this book through Goodreads Giveaways, in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I've read by Jo-Ann Mapson, but it won't be the last! From my understanding the characters ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
12
Section 4
41
Section 5
76
Section 6
79
Section 7
85
Section 8
115
Section 13
214
Section 14
241
Section 15
252
Section 16
254
Section 17
273
Section 18
300
Section 19
319
Section 20
323

Section 9
143
Section 10
188
Section 11
189
Section 12
206
Section 21
336
Section 22
339
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About the author (2014)

Jo-Ann Mapson is the author of eleven previous novels, including the beloved Finding Casey, Solomon's Oak, Hank & Chloe, Blue Rodeo (CBS TV movie), and the Los Angeles Times bestsellers The Wilder Sisters and Bad Girl Creek. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and their three dogs. Visit her website at www.joannmapson.com.

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