Just Like Other Daughters

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Oct 25, 2016 - Down syndrome - 352 pages
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"Beautifully written with rare insight." -Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

It's how you love that matters.

Alicia Richards loved her daughter from her very first breath. Days later, when tests confirmed what Alicia already knew--that Chloe had Down syndrome--she didn't falter. Her ex-husband wanted a child who would grow to be a scholar. For Alicia, it's enough that Chloe just is.

Now twenty-five, Chloe is sweet, funny, and content. Alicia brings her to adult daycare while she teaches at a local college. One day Chloe arrives home thrumming with excitement, and says the words Alicia never anticipated. She has met someone--a young man named Thomas. Within days, Chloe and Thomas, also mentally challenged, declare themselves in love.

Alicia strives to see past her misgivings to the new possibilities opening up for her daughter. Shouldn't Chloe have the same right to love as anyone else? But there is no way to prepare for the relationship unfolding, or for the moments of heartbreak and joy ahead...

"So real, so honest...I laughed, I hoped, I cried. It's that good." --Cathy Lamb, author of The Language of Sisters

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User Review  - TammyDewhirst - LibraryThing

Just Like Other Daughters is a remarkable story. It is simple, direct and beautiful and then deceptively complex. Chloe goes to adult care on a day she doesn’t normally attend and meets Thomas. How ... Read full review

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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

Just Like Other Daughters is a moving and thought-provoking story by author Collen Faulkner, better known for her bodice ripper romances. Alicia Richards should be delighted that her twenty five year ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Colleen Faulkner lives in Delaware, where her family settled more than three hundred years ago. She comes from a long line of storytellers and spends her days, when she's not writing, running the family farm, reading, and traveling the world. She's still married to her high school sweetheart and has four children and four grandchildren. Look for Colleen on Facebook. Readers can also visit her website at: www.colleenfaulknernovels.com.

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