Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Review: "The Beautiful Daughters" by Nicole Baart

I had the honor of being selected to review The Beautiful Daughters (Atria Books) by Nicole Baart.  We meet Adrienne (Adri) Vogt in Africa, the farthest place she can get from her small town Iowa, best friend Harper Penny, and the past that haunts them both.  Adrienne is summoned back to Iowa fives years after leaving, and forces to face her past.  Harper exiled herself as well, and unknowingly dove into a much scarier present reality she must escape.  A tale about friendship, love, and mystery you will spend the entire novel trying to figure out who done it and what will happen next.  The best friends must face each other, what happened those five years ago, and how it will shape their future. 

This novel is full of so many twist and turns and has so many rich layers.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!  Baart weaves intense themes throughout her story; abuse, death, and sex trafficking are brilliantly tangled through the story and the characters.

Baart has an innate ability to form the characters in such a way that they are intrinsically human.  I was surprised by how anfractuous this novel was, but that is it's hidden gem!

Now that you've read through this, and most certainly want to read it yourself there are two ways to do it.  Click on the title name at the top and follow the links to purchase it yourself! 
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!  Yes, I'm so excited to tell you I get to give this away!  How to get my copy, one entry for each way!:
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2) Comment with one book you've read this year that you've liked most and why
3) Comment with which Nicole Baart book is your favorite/why or why you want to read this one
4) Share the link to this blog through your preferred social media outlet, you MUST leave the link to your share in the comments so I know to credit you an entry!

You have until 11:59 pm (cst) April 28, 2015 (THE REALEASE DATE!) to enter!

Good luck and happy reading!

This Arc was provided for review by Nicole Baart.  Opinions are my own, and were free to be both good or bad.


  1. I have heard so many positive advance reviews of this book I knew it would be great
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  2. My favorite book so far is Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. Such rich characters and I loved how the story moved forward and backward in time
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  3. My favorite book that I have read is Hotel on The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. The book combines great historical fiction with a wonderful love story. Totally a must read!!!