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Somebody's Daughter

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  3,574 ratings  ·  371 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes an emotional novel for mothers, daughters, and anyone who has ever felt imperfect.

Emma and Bobby Ross enjoy a charmed life on the shores of Miami Beach. They are a model family with a successful business, an uncomplicated marriage, and two blessedly typical twin daughters, Zoe and Lily. They are established memb
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 17th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
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Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars!!

I knew from reading the blurb that this was a story that was going to hit close to home. However, I didn’t realize just how long I would be thinking about it after I finished reading.

Emma and Bobby Ross are enjoying life. They have two wonderful daughters, Zoe and Lily who are about to turn fifteen. They live in the hotel they run and have the beach in their backyard. The hotel employees are their friends and the
Elyse  Walters
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5+++++ STARS! .....but geeeee I’m an emotional wreck! I’m filled with so much love it hurts —. I literally had to go outside and just sit and think for awhile before I could be productive in any shape or form — This novel stimulated a full range of ’thoughts’ and equally a full range of ‘emotions’— we got the full rainbow.
I literally wanted to reach out to Rochelle or a close-friend and begin ‘book-discussion’ every 5 or 6 pages. There are THAT MANY WORTHY ISSUES to discuss.

I’ve enjoyed all of
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Relevant, Raw, and Controversial
But overall, a little dry

Being a teen today is not easy. Especially with peer pressure constantly making it's way through cell phones and computer screens. Lily and Zoe are twins, best friends. Lily is the quiet and studious one, while Zoe is the loud and rambunctious teen. Having said that, Lily makes a mistake that will send shockwaves reverberating through the community. This is the "ripped from the headlines" story of a teen girl, Lily, whom makes a reall
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
4 timely stars to Somebody’s Daughter! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

The Ross family has it all; loving parents, almost-15-year-old twin daughters, Zoe and Lily, a strong community, and a home in Miami Beach.

On the night of the girls’ 15th birthday party, a cyber scandal involving Zoe is revealed. What ensues is a family left judged, humiliated, and heartbroken by something that could happen to anyone’s daughter. Adding another layer, Emma, the mom, is affected by her own secrets brought out by what happens to h

Somebody's Daughter by Rochelle Weinstein is a powerful story about the love, loss, growth, and family. I think I may be in the minority on this one but I felt like I was watching a Lifetime movie. And... I love lifetime movies! But, this one fell pretty flat for me.

I did enjoy the impact and the lesson that Rochelle leaves her readers with on this one. The danger of social media and the internet. I've always been afraid of posting things online and know it can follow you for the rest of your li
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads-won
"One simple mistake and my life is ruined!"

The Ross family might be picture perfect on the outside, but on the inside this family is dealing with some serious issues. On the evening of her twin daughters (Zoe and Lily) fifteenth birthday party, Emma Ross overhears her daughter's friends having a conversation about a shocking video featuring one of her children. Concerned and alarmed, she later informs her husband, Bobby, about the conversation she overheard. They do some investigating and discov
Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
Emma and Bobby Ross have the perfect loving family with twin daughters, Lily and Zoe. They all live in a ritzy hotel in Miami that is owned by their family. This idyllic life is shattered after Zoe attends a party with her high school friends. A week later while celebrating the twins fifteenth birthday Emma learns of a shocking video that has gone viral of Zoe. The aftermath stresses the entire Ross family with embarrassing scandalous attention and unknown ramifications.

Each family member has a
Rochelle Weinstein
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I know it's strange for an author to rate her own book, but considering the amount of blood, sweat, and tears I put into this story, I think I'm entitled to offer my opinion. Besides, if I don't believe in this story, who will?

I wrote this book for several reasons. First, to educate parents and teens on the dangers of sharing sexually explicit content. It can happen to anyone, even the best and most loving families. That said, I think it's time we all become better at compassion. Reason two. Be
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Having a daughter myself really made me feel for this story.

I’ve imagined the convo w my girl. About respecting herself, loving herself first. I could NOT imagine this happening to us but... it’s always Somebody’s Daughter.

This is a story of a family going through something pretty awful. Imagine being 14, doing something with a boy that is extremely private and you get recorded. RECORDED!! Oh god, please send help when my 5yr old becomes a teenager with access to t
Camille Maio
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm writing this through tears. I wouldn't have thought a book that addresses such difficult subjects could also be so beautiful.

Touching and challenging, SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER is a close-up look at a family that is magazine-cover-perfect on the outside but struggling with the fallout of one mistake that threatens to dismantle everything they've worked to build. With trust, love, and support hanging in the balance, they must each make a difficult choice. And the consequences will either break them
Jamie Rosenblit
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I loved this so much!

Well written, relatable and all too poignant. An extremely important story in the social media age without ever feeling preachy. Being a millenial in the age of the cell phone, facetime, snapchat (but right on the cusp on being Gen-Y), I found Emma's feelings as a mother and Zoe's experiences as a teen to be true to real life. This story broke my heart for everyone involved (which is a good thing, as I really cared about these characters enough to feel effected), an
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The entire plot of Somebody’s Daughter focuses on the Ross family and how a risqué scandal involving the daughter, Zoe impacts their family. The effects are devastating and have serious repercussions, Zoe’s sister, Lily has to deal with gossip and rumors at school and online and her parents marriage begins to find itself on shaky ground as well as Zoe’s actions stir up old memories for Emma. The characterization is fantastic and felt so true to life, many times while I was reading this I felt li ...more
Sherri Thacker
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I was so excited to get approved for this book because it had so many great reviews on it. I think I’m in the minority with this one since I’m only giving it 3 stars. I liked it ok, didn’t love it. The internet is a scary place and I can’t imagine what those people went through.

Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from Lake Union Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Emma Ross has a pretty great life. Beautiful twin daughters, Zoe and Lily, who have just turned fifteen. A handsome husband, Bobby, whom she's loved since they were kids. Emma and Bobby live in the hotel they own and manage, the Ross, which sits ocean-side in Miami. But everything changes when an inappropriate video surfaces of Zoe and a boy--and quickly goes viral. The video not only humiliates Zoe, but it forces Emma to confront some hidden memories from her own past. As Bobby turns on Zoe, Em ...more
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Internet - a technology which joins the world together, today has a devil sitting on the shoulder tempting all if us — the social media. And people forget that once on the net, always on the net. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube all help if used judiciously, but with one mistake it can destroy lives.

This is brought home by Rochelle B. Weinstein in this book, where a seemingly perfect family, owning and living in their hotel The Ross, suddenly find themselves looking at the darker
Doug Bradshaw
The writing is beautiful, crisp and clear, and she conveys her message well. But for me, I wasn't very worried or engaged in their lives and what happened. The father is such a simpleton, a typical type A idiot trying to force everything into his tiny little box. What I found refreshing is that Zoe, the 15 year old daughter who fooled around, was so honest and open about what happened. Were all of the events and reactions plausible and well described? Absolutely. But it didn't make it a very com ...more
Kristen Cook - A Book Ninja
4.5 stars

This book is so relevant to our world that we live in today. I am not sure even as adults we fully understand the repercussions of the digital footprint we leave. Tweens and teens cannot comprehend the possibly life long impact that some choices can make.

While I did not agree with some of the parenting/advice that Emma and Bobby gave their twins, I could understand their panic as a mother of a tween and teen.

I did find it hard to relate to Bobby & Emma's lifestyle. I cannot imagine livi
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this author, but this book, WOW!
I finished it in a few hours and could not put it down.
First, the subject matter is so important, it is something that many parents really would rather ignore. The character development is amazing, you feel as if you know each of them , and you love them for their strengths and their weaknesses. I could not wait to see how the plot unfolded, and then was so sad when the book was finished. I was so moved, I sat on a public beach with tears quietl
Susan Peterson
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Somebody’s Daughter is an intimate, close-up look at a family; a family that could be any of us, filled with bad choices and lies that impact everyone in the family. The Ross family is a loving, close-knit family, until their lives are rocked by a scandal that torments them and threatens to tear them apart. The author pulls no punches...the family’s fear and anger leap off the pages, along with the deep love that they feel for each other...will that love be enough to heal them and save them? The ...more
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***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by Rochelle Weinstein.***


Miami’s First Family, Emma, her husband Bobby and daughters Lily and Zoe live a charmed life on the penthouse of The Ross, the their family hotel. Then a video of the quieter twin Zoe surfaces, throwing this seemingly perfect family into turmoil, chaos they may not survive intact.

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER pulled me into this perfectly imperfect family and their drama with a timely stor
Megan Leprich
May 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
I received a copy of this book from Lake Union Publishing in exchange for my honest review and honestly, I wasn't a huge fan. I gave up at about chapter 17 and couldn't read any further. The writing style wasn't keeping me interested and it kept revolving around the same things over and over again. This was the first book I've read by Rochelle B. Weinsten and unfortunately will probably be the only one.
Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from Get Red PR and Amazon Publishing for an honest review. This book centres around a family in Miami. Emma and Bobby are celebrating the fifteenth birthday of their twin daughters Zoe and Lily. During the birthday party Emma overhears that there is something involving Zoe being sent via text to the girls at the party. That night their world shatters when it is revealed that Zoe was in a compromising position at a party and it is now being seen by all their friend ...more
Basic B's Guide
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to @getredpr #partner for a copy of the book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.
“She’s not somebody’s daughter. She’s my daughter.”

Emotional, relatable, and important.

What happens when a moment that is meant to be intimate has suddenly gone viral? Somebody’s Daughter explores this worst fear and the impact it can have on a family.

Emma and Bobby lead a picture-perfect life in Miami. They own and operate a successful hotel and have beautiful twin daughters, Zoe and Lily. O
3.5 stars and as it seem I'm bucking the trend, I'll need to word my review to justify why *sigh*

It's so much easier to just love a book. Gosh, I did love the premise and the author has a strong voice. Every line is 'descriptive' to the max. But for me, after the 35% mark, tags like my heart is breaking, I can't breath, I can't think, I am broken (not word for word) lost there impact, which, in turn, led to me feeling indifferent while reading. And that's a crying shame.

The beginning of this st
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4.5 stars

The Ross Family on the outside are poster children for a successful nuclear family. Bobby and Emma Ross fell in love as children, only loved each other and would get married and have twin girls. The night of the girls fifteenth birthday the family will be changed forever. A video of one of the twins engaging in a sexual act is sent as an anonymous text to their peers.

Besides what this does to a young daughter the “shameful” event trigg
Rochelle Weinstein has written an very relevant story in this day and age of technology and social media. Somebody's Daughter is a book I would recommend parents of teenagers read!
May 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was pretty bad. The story and plot are a great idea and very relevant in today’s world. But the delivery was terrible. It was extremely repetitive, completely over dramatic and just plain annoying that the mother made everything about herself. Literally every paragraph that started to be about Zoe turned into being about Emma and comparing the 2 situations which are not at all the same.
Linda Zagon
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Kudos to Rochelle B. Weinstein, Author of “Somebody’s Daughter” for writing about significant issues in today’s society, in an emotional, intriguing, captivating, and descriptive story. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction, and at times reads as a nonfiction novel concerning legal agenda.

Rochelle B. Weinstein describes her colorful cast of characters of mostly family and friends as flawed individuals, who strive to b
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
A gripping story that tackles a very tough topic in a way that makes one think deeper about things that matter most; love, family and the judgments we make. A family in crisis is compelling enough, but the characters in this story are ones you cannot help but become attached to. This is a tale that you cannot stop reading. It is important and timely. A must read for any/all book clubs because there is bound to be a lot of conversations regarding this book.
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Rochelle B. Weinstein is the USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of emotionally driven women's fiction, including This Is Not How It Ends, Somebody's Daughter, Where We Fall, The Mourning After, and What We Leave Behind. Rochelle spent her early years in sunny South Florida, always with a book in hand, raised by the likes of Sidney Sheldon and Judy Blume. Before becoming a full-time writer, Ro ...more

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