"A heartwarming contemporary romance"
Kerry First has spent her life making mistakes in her
relationship including marrying an irresponsible drunk, who
spiraled her down into his world. Now almost two decades
later, Kerry, a recovering alcoholic, wants to open a
shelter to help and protect people like her who are
struggling with abusive relationships.
Millionaire Craig Robeson knew Kerry in high school and
his final memory of her is ugly as she deserted him for
another boy at the prom. Craig and his mother share an
estranged relationship over his role in the death of his
father, an alcoholic. He vowed to never date an alcoholic,
especially Kerry until he sees her again when she needs
funding for her project.
K. N. Casper has written a taut contemporary romance
that focuses on the strain caused by alcoholism and abuse
on the individual and family members. THE FIRST DAUGHTER
is filled with depth though at times the abuse issue seems
drowned by the alcoholism issue even with both
intertwined. Kerry is an incredible character struggling
with her drinking problem in a difficult realistic manner.
Craig is willing to forgive almost everything of Kerry, but
not the alcoholic disease that eats at her soul. THE FIRST
DAUGHTER is a powerful insightful tale remindful of stories
like Days of Wine and Roses.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 9, 2001