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Missing Her More

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  45 reviews
The heartwarming companion novel to Good Man, Dalton!

The Vanderhaven family of Manhattan has it all: wealth, prestige, good looks, and a thriving business empire. But their seemingly perfect world is ripped apart when their younger daughter, eight-year-old Brenna, runs off after overhearing her parents' arguing. Out on the streets, she quickly realizes she's lost. Even
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Published September 17th 2019 (first published August 27th 2019)
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Karen McQuestion
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the novel I’m calling my “surprise book,” because it seeming came out of nowhere after readers of Good Man, Dalton contacted me saying they wanted to know what happened after that story ended. I wasn’t planning on writing a sequel and this isn’t a sequel exactly, since it involves secondary characters and can be read as a standalone. The story begins about a week after Good Man, Dalton ends, and the focus this time is on the Vanderhaven family as they search for their missing ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful love story... a missing girl, a lost girl...great story, lots of tears and joy!
Bambi Rathman
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Karen McQuestion calls this her "surprise book"! I was certainly surprised and excited to find out that this book was a sequel to Good Man, Dalton. It's so well written that it can be a stand alone read, too. The inscription in Missing Her More is "For the readers who asked for more". I loved the story in Good Man, Dalton and was thrilled the story was going to continue in Missing Her More. I was going to reunite with wonderful characters and meet new ones in a story that I was anxious to read.

Linda Zagon
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Karen McQuestion, Author of "Missing Her More" has written a heartwarming, emotional, and entertaining novel. "Missing Her More' is the sequel to "Good Man Dalton". "Missing Her More" can be read as a standalone, but reading both is a great way to become acquainted with the characters. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance, with a touch of Magical Realism. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. This is a book of self-searching and second ...more
Ritu Bhathal
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, what a genuinely heartwarming read! I loved it!
Having read Good Man Dalton, I was eager to read this companion book to it, revisiting characters we already knew, but from a different perspective.
The story is centred around Brenna, the youngest daughter of the Vanderhaven family.
A young girl, born into a family that wants for nothing; her whims catered for, as much as her overprotective parents will allow.
Still, she can't have a dog or her own cell phone or time with her parents.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful sequel to "Good Man, Dalton".
However, it can definitely be read as a stand alone.
It is one of those novels that caused my heart to be break as young, sensitive, sweet Brenna has gone missing. She walks out the door without a word and ends of lost in the city. Why?
Brenna knows not to go out alone.
She thankfully ends up being invited into a house of new friend Summer, who beckons her from the window to come up to her room and away from a strange man who is following her.
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is no question about it: Karen McQuestion has wrote an breathtaking book. This story picks up right where Good Man, Dalton left off and the majority of the book takes place in less than 24 hours. The plot kept me guessing, and I didn’t want to put the book down. There are two epilogues, which gives closure, but not too much leaving room for another book in the series.
Jan Crossen
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read an ARC of this wonderful book which is the sequel to Karen McQuestion's delightful, Good Man Dalton. It was fun to reconnect with the characters, and to watch them grow as their relationships mature as well. The storyline is intriguing and the ending happy. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Lovely little sequel to “Good Man Dalton.”
Sharma Brenneman
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I was very thankful to win this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

This was the first book I have read by this author.

This is the story of 8 year old Brenna who ends up missing. She meets a young girl names Summer. Summer ends up affecting many lives. This was an easy, feel good read.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this was a wonderful book , brought a lot of insight to the characters , heartful story from how people have to look inside of themself to find what is the right thing to do awake call to say.
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fans of Good Man, Dalton, will enjoy this follow up tale. However if you haven't read it, you will enjoy this story regardless. A sweet tale about a young girl who feels very lonely, and a father whose eyes are opened to the reality of his family dynamics. A look into how a family copes with grief. Realistic interactions between characters, especially the sister dynamic.
I honestly couldn't put this story down and finished it in one day!
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book. It’s such a sweet story and I really enjoyed reading this book. Relationships are further developed from a previous book titled Good Man Dalton. While I truly liked the Dalton character, I think my favorite was a little girl named Summer. It’s a fun. quick read and I recommend it.
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book so much. It’s the sequel to Good Man, Dalton by the wonderful and very talented Karen McQuestion. I love her name... I started this book this morning and couldn’t put it down until I finished it.... That is something I rarely get to do.

This book continues with Cece and her cousin Greta’s lives. Cece’s little sister Brenna goes missing and they family is frantic to find her. She’s on one heck of adventure and does not even realize it. The things Brenna encounters will make
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
We are re-introduced to the Vanderhaven family (the family from Karen McQuestion's book, "Good Man, Dalton"). The book opens with Cece Vanderhaven finally sharing with her parents that she is going to be taking control of her own life. She has moved out of the family home in their Manhattan apartment but is still in the same building. She and her cousin, Greta, are sharing the new apartment. Cece's younger sister, Brenna, who is 8 years old is having a hard time with the new changes and ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although I did not read the first book with these characters, GOOD MAN DALTON, I fully understood everything in this one and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an eye-opening and lovingly told story of a young girl who runs away from the strife in her home, only to find herself alone and being followed by a stranger in the big scary city. She ends up in the home of a new friend Summer, where she appeals to the family to re-unite her with her mom and dad. This is a book that teaches lessons to adults ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relationships
Missing Her More [Kindle Unlimited]— Karen McQuestion (36 chapters) Nov. 7-9, 2019

Brenna a young child (8-ish,) is tired of people leaving her and distressed that Nanny is being fired. All her drive-by parents do is fight. And her older sister leaves her. She decides to take matters into her own hands and go see Nanny herself. Problem is that she’s not to leave the home. But she doesn’t think it’s that big a deal. And she is certain she can remember how to get to Nanny’s home on her own. When
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Splendiferous. This was a surprise follow up to the March 2019 release of Good Man, Dalton, where apparently this book came to McQuestion in a rush and she pushed it out rapidly. And it works well, particularly in fleshing out secondary characters from the earlier book and giving them a story of their own where they all come together, along with the lead couple from Good Man, Dalton and a few others. Not quite as intriguing in its real life commentary as the earlier book, but presents some ...more
Kelly Knapp
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Father Looking for His Daughter

8 year old Brenna is upset when her father fires her nanny and she needs to talk to her, so off she goes for a walk. She leaves without telling anyone where she is going, gets on the subway and heads to Brooklyn. She just realizes she is lost when she also realizes she is being followed, so she accepts a little girls invitation to come inside and play. Meanwhile, half of New York is looking for Brenna.

This story is detailed and complex; including a lost child,
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book follows Good Man Dalton although it could be a standalone because the author does a great job of catching you up. Missing Her More follows Cece who is breaking away from her family to try to find her way in the world without her father planning her every move. It follows her father’s journey to the realization that he has never been a real father to Cece. It also follows Greta and Dalton’s journey. But then, POW! Plot twist! I never saw it coming! Who knew? I loved this book! I was so ...more
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It started with a misunderstanding...

That turned into a missing child. Brenna only knows life one way, with a busy, aloof father, a mother who is loving but distant, a sister who is fun but much older, and a beloved nanny. When she hears her father say he's fired the nanny, she is distraught. On her way to find Nanny, she almost finds herself in trouble, until a little girl asks her to come keep her company. Meanwhile, her father mounts a frantic search for his missing daughter.

A story about
Elizabeth Sands
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Family is Everything

This was a wonderful follow up to Good Man Dalton. It picks up shortly after Dalton ends. I always wonder what happens next to characters I fall in love with, and this book provided that and more.

McQuestion skillfully added a reference to her own book Half a Heart (without referring to the book by name). I got such a kick out of that! (Like, hey! I know that person!)

While this book gives you a glimpse of how the 1% live, it was much more about the love of family. I loved that
Tiffany Hannick
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful and heartwarming

This story does an amazing job at showing how complex family really is. When Brenna gets upset and leaves to go find her nanny she doesn't know how she will change not only her family for the better but will also be able to help another family as well. Her family learns a lot through self reflection while they are looking for her and everyone seems to grow and the family becomes so much closer. The characters are real and flawed making the book easy to relate to.
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I won this book in a giveaway on here. I had never read anything by this author previously. That being said, I clearly should have read her Good Man, Dalton book first. This book doesn't claim to be a sequel, but it definitely is in my opinion. I didn't even look at other reviews beforehand, so I had no clue about another book. I could not understand why we kept getting this story line of Dalton and Greta when the book was supposed to be about a missing girl. The parts of the book that were ...more
Michelle Coblentz
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two stories in one. Families reunited. Brenna Vanderhaven is the 8 year old daughter of the wealthy Manhattan family. After hearing a partial conversation, she runs off to see her nanny in Brooklyn. Her adventure has her being followed by a man on the subway. After running she finds herself in front of a house having a Birthday party. There is 4 year old Summer in the window motioning for her to come in. I liked the interesting twist in the story. It was definitely unexpected. I was sent an ARC ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a follow up to Good Man, Dalton, CeCe's little sister, Brenna leaves home thinking she will take the subway to her Nanny's house. Of course she gets lost and ends up at a house where a birthday party is in full swing.

This book had many touching aspects to it and I also enjoyed following up on the characters from the first book. The family dynamics are quite interesting as we watch the parents struggling to let their older daughter become independent and then the panic each member feels when
Linda Hewitt
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a good happily ever after!

Wow! I loved Good Man Dalton and this follow up to that book did not disappoint. There were moments where I held my breath, wondering what would happen. There were times when I had to stop and catch my breath and wipe my eyes. What a wonderful story about sisters and family and love and grief and happily ever afters! And if you never believed, well you just might after reading this book. Karen McQuestion has done it again!
Lorrie Heilemann
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book that takes you through all of the emotions! I am not a crier, but this book took me into the lives of many and had me feeling their emotions along with them. I was hooked right away and loved the way many background characters ended up with such a key roles with details to draw me into their lives. Couldn’t put it down once I started. well done please make this into a long running series. ...more
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books-read
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Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is “I loved it!”, enough of a review? Because, I loved it! It started out a little strange for me. Not having read the synopsis before I started reading the book, I had no idea where it was going. Honestly, it freaked me out a little, and I had to keep reading just to make sure nothing bad happened. Once it all became clear, the lead up made perfect sense, and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect, heartwarming, positive story.
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Karen McQuestion is the bestselling author of books for all ages. Some of her titles include Hello Love, Life on Hold, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. McQuestion lives in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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