The Daughter She Used To Be
In this emotionally charged and riveting novel from the author of One September Morning and In a Heartbeat, one woman is torn between loyalty to her family's ways and to her most profound convictions. . .
The daughter of a career cop, Bernadette Sullivan grew up with blue uniforms hanging in the laundry room and cops laughing around the dinner table. Her brother joined New...more
In many ways, I found myself in Bernie. Although I am a staunch supporter of the death penalty, I admire her ability to find her own beliefs in a family that disagrees with her beliefs. I don't believe that my dad would react like Sully did and disown me, either. But I can definitely understand where Su...more
Ms. Noonan has truly woven a spellbinding tale of family loyalty, suspense, and romance. We follow Bernadette (named for St. Bernadette) “Bernie” Sullivan, youngest daughter of legendary/retired police officer James “Sully” Sullivan, who is the Patriarch of this strong Irish/Catholic family of five, with two sons who are also members of the NYPD and Bernie joining the ranks as Assistant District Attorney. You will be introduced to Peg, Sully’s strong-willed “...more
You would think that this story revolves around the daughter Bernadette “Bernie” Sullivan. In reality, I feel it revolves around every single member of the Sullivan family and even a few of the extended cast. Yes, Bernie held the limelight a...more
As luck would have it, I was asked to host this book for a book tour and what a great read. I am now in a relationship with a police officer, so this book hit way close to home, but this new living situation, may have helped me love it even more. The story centers around the youngest daughter of a retired police officer who s...more
When a family tragedy strikes the Sullivan clan, each member has their own way of handling their grief. Some seek retribution while others try to make sense of it all. Bernie wants to do the right thing, but the loyalty to her family is tested.
I could not put this book down. From the very start I was captivated. I just wanted to turn one more page, one more page, until the very end. Then I didn't want the story to end!
She caught the writing bug in second grade when she won first place in a poetry contest. "The prize was twenty dollars," she recalls. "That w...more