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The Nation's Daughter

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
After the cruel and brutal murder of Little Summer James a Nation takes up her cause to see that the person they hold responsible pays.

But when the judicial system let them all down by setting her killer free, the days are numbered for Autumn James...a baby-killer.
Kindle Edition, 173 pages
Published July 31st 2011 by Valerie Maarten
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Oct 07, 2011 Beverly rated it liked it
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Valerie Maarten has created dynamic characters. She has given them personalities and qualities that make you like them or hate them from the start. I was broken hearted by Autumn's callous behavior, and shocked by it at the same time.
The story is short, but not an easy read. The topic is the death of a small child and so there is nothing light and fluffy about this story. The characters struggle with a variety of ideals throughout the book. They are struggling with: beliefs, the co
Nov 03, 2011 Jan rated it it was amazing
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A story that came from the heart which very loosely based on the true event of Caylee Anthony's death but where justice is served rightfully compared to the outcome of Caylee's mother's trial or are left to decide. Autumn reports her daughter Summer missing while shopping at the mall but security tapes show her coming into the store alone so her lies begin which include pulling in her recently ex boyfriend as being a part of why the little girl went missing. I found the story to ...more
Mar 04, 2012 Ey rated it really liked it
Truly a story you never want to find in the news. Though some reviewers pointed towards the Casey Anthony trial I have to say I avoided all aspects of that trial so this story was a fresh idea to me. I loved personification of all of the characters, even that nut of a mother. I liked the way the flashbacks were weaved into the story. The end was an excellent conclusion. Valerie did a very good job on it.
I also have to say I have become a fan to Valerie after reading Second Chances and more so a
Mar 29, 2013 Cathy rated it really liked it
Moving story about the murder of a 2-year-old by, supposedly, her mother. The case goes to trial with the mother blaming an abusive ex-boyfriend. The attorney fights for his client and overlooks the discrepancies in her pre-trial testimony. After the conclusion of the trial justice is meted out. (I'm not spoiling it by telling.)
Held my interest. Made me think, in a small way, about the Anthony trial.
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May 02, 2012 Michele Whitecotton rated it did not like it
This is the second book I've read by Valerie Maartin. The first one (Into Thin Air) was very good and I enjoyed it, this one...not so much. I am not criticizing the writing skills or style of Ms. Maartin, I just didn't enjoy reading this book. I knew going into it that it would be very similar to the Casey Anthony case but it was pretty much exact. Instead of reading this as a novel, I couldn't get past the similarities and for me it was like reading a true life crime story with different names. ...more
May 14, 2012 Jen rated it it was ok
I've read so many female bonding books and/or romance I need a change. Mystery, intrigue here I come. This book was eeriely like the Casey Anthony trial. It enrages me that women will kill their child(ren) while thousands of women struggle to have a child.
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