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The Astrologer's Daughter [Kindle Edition]

Elyse Douglas
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Joanna Halloran, a best selling writer and astrologer, lives in a beach house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After a violent storm, she roams the beach, glances seaward and spots a man clinging to a piece of wreckage, being tossed helplessly. She dives in and pulls him safely onto the beach.

Robert Zachary Harrison is from a wealthy, political family. As he slowly recovers from a private plane crash, he and Joanna fall in love and spend passionate and sequestered weeks together. But because of family duty, Robert makes the painful decision to leave her and return to his fiancée and political life. He departs, not knowing Joanna is pregnant.

Twenty five years later, Senator Robert Harrison is running for President of the United States. In the midst of a contentious presidential campaign, Joanna’s daughter, who has a passion to expose secrets, seeks revenge on her father. She is also falling in love with her father’s adopted son.

As secrets emerge, Joanna and Robert meet again and confront the past and present. Robert confesses a secret that Joanna had never known. Now, on the world stage, they struggle to keep their families and careers from destruction.

Editorial Reviews


Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
The Astrologer's Daughter is a sure winner. The story is a romance that is shared by two generations, mother and daughter, father and adopted son. Love is the main message that Elyse Douglas has offered us, that between mother and daughter, father and son, and husband and wife. The Astrologer's Daughter has happiness, sadness, joy, and sorrow blended together to form a beautiful story. I found myself crying and laughing, unable to put the book down until I reached the end.  The Astrologer's Daughter is a dream come true for all romance readers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 779 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (November 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,069,887 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This isn't my normal read. A sorta whirlwind romance, political type of book. I'm not really interested in politics but this story is about what someone will do because of their goals. In this case, Bob Harrison wants to be the President of the United States. His family and his fiance's family have been groomed since birth for politics and Bob Harrison feels it's not only a part of his life, but truly a part of him. He strives to be a different person than the other political idiots we have out there. He wants to make a difference without lying, cheating and stealing. But the main part to him is that he truly wants to be the President. It's a life's goal.

So! When Bob is faced with choosing to stay with the woman he is madly in love with or the political route, it's a difficult decision and one he doesn't make lightly but it also sets up the entire plot of the book.

There were a lot of politics in this story but that's my only true downside. It's intriguing and I enjoy intriguing stories. Plus it's definitely not my normal genre and I love to venture out. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes not. This time I think my time was well spent. The characters are really interesting and I enjoyed reading about what they were going through and how one summer whirlwind romance affected so many people, both in good and very bad ways and how the choices surrounded those circumstances changed lives, forever.

Joanna and Bob Harrison are very interesting people. Both with flaws, both hurting and needing something they know they can't have. It makes this story move. Bob Harrison's political career is THE reason he makes the choices he does and if not for those choices, and his love of politics and wanting to be a better man, this story would go nowhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! July 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Every aspect of this book is fantastic. The story is threaded with a scenic destination, sex, love, secrets, politics, revenge and poetic prose that just keeps you turning the page. When I discovered that the author is actually two authors, it does make sense that the character perspectives are so focussed and accurate.

There are bits of this book that seems almost familiar to the TV series 'Revenge' but of course the plot has significant differences. The scandal that Robert Harrison sidesteps in the beginning greets him decades later. Readers are kept guessing as to how much of the scandal will be discovered and how far Robert will go to save his reputation.

The book is filled with strong elements of astrology. One can only assume that the authors researched this or there are parts of this book that are based on someone's life story.

Would I recommend this book? It's summer, this is one beach read you don't want to miss.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4.5/5
Editing: 4.5/5
Formatting: 4.5/5
Pacing: 4.5/5
Offensive content?: I would rate it PG.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author through Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Romantic Novel May 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased this book because I met one of the authors on a recent cruise. This book captured my attention from the very beginning and I had a hard time putting it down. I have never been to Moutauk but with the author's descriptive writing, I had no trouble imaging the entire scenery. I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters through the many aspects of this novel. The book was well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this romantic novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Astrologer's Daughter May 24, 2012
By Silvia
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this book. With astrology, politics, love and sex, how could you go wrong? The strong characters and lovely, poetic, writing make it a fast, enjoyable read and a wonderful escape. I have never been to Montauk and yet I feel that I have seen it, felt the sand between my toes and the breeze on my face. I'm looking forward to more books from Elyse Douglas.
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More About the Author

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse's mother was a painter and her father a textile consultant. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master's Degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. His great grandfather lived to be a 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922.

Some of Elyse Douglas' novels include: "The Astrologer's Daughter," "Wanting Rita," "The Christmas Diary" and "The Christmas Town." They live in New York City.

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