Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

.ePUB, 221 pages
Expected Publication: April 27th 2021 
Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine - Delacorte Press

About the Book:
Melissa Henderson is leading a quiet life. Once a bestselling author, she now pours all her energy into renovating a Victorian house nestled in the foothills of rural New England. Six years ago, she lost her young son to cancer, and her marriage dissolved. She stopped writing. It was only when she bought the old house that Melissa found a purpose, and came alive as she made it beautiful again. After a wildfire that threatens her home appears on the news, Melissa receives a call from her sister, Hattie. They were close once, but that was before Melissa withdrew from the world. Now Hattie, who became a nun at twenty-five, is determined to help Melissa turn a new page, even if it means reopening one of the most painful chapters of her life. At sixteen, a pregnant Melissa was sent to a gloomy convent in Ireland to have— and give up—her baby, to spare the family shame. All these years later, Hattie feels compelled to embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever, and track down the child Melissa gave up.

My Review:
I really liked the plot if this book. The finding your adopted child trope is one I usually enjoy, especially when it involves the churches in the UK or Ireland like this one did. 

This is one of Miss Steel's better of her recent books but comes no where close to her older stuff. I found this really repetitive, especially the first chapters. And the writing itself was a little bland.

Overall an ok read and I have to remind myself that the author is chugging these out on a weekly basis and I so wish Danielle Steel would focus on quality and not quantity. I also really wish half stars were a thing.

Thank you NetGalley, Danielle Steel and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine - Delacorte Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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