Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey


Emma Grace Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes. Brown hair. Missing since June.

Emma Townsend is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.

Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Abandoned by her mother. Kidnapper.

Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal—and when a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her, far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?

Amy Townsend. Unhappy wife. Unfit mother. Unsure she wants her daughter back.

Amy’s life is a string of disappointments, but her biggest issue is her inability to connect with her daughter. And now she’s gone without a trace.

As Sarah and Emma avoid the nationwide hunt, they form an unshakeable bond. But her real mother is at home, waiting for her to return—and the longer the search for Emma continues, Amy is forced to question if she really wants her back.

Emotionally powerful and wire-taut, Not Her Daughter raises the question of what it means to be a mother—and how far someone will go to keep a child safe.


Sarah sees this little girl, Emma, at the airport and falls in love with her. She sees how her mother treats her and this makes a huge impression on Sarah. When Sarah runs across Emma again at a school, she does the unthinkable. She kidnaps her.

This is every mother’s nightmare. To have a kid abducted would be one of the worst tragedies ever. However, Sarah is so good with Emma and Emma’s mother, Amy, is a complete disaster. As a matter of fact, Amy Townsend is down right abusive and neglectful of her daughter. This pulls the reader in a thousand different directions. You knew Emma was better off with Sarah. BUT! To take her away from her family!

Sarah is a smart lady….until. You think, “How can a smart lady like Sarah do something this stupid?” Then, you think, “How can she ever give Emma back?” What a roller coaster of a ride!

OMG! This book if OFF THE CHARTS! I love a book that gives you all the feels and this one does. The quote on the outside of the book by Chevy Stevens is exactly right. It makes you question what you believe!


Rea Frey is an award-winning author of four nonfiction books. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter. NOT HER DAUGHTER is her debut novel. Read more at



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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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4 Responses to Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

  1. Love this creative pic, Reeca, and fantastic review! This book is getting lots of love today and I loved it too! ♥️

  2. Susan says:

    Saw that 5 star review and bought the book. Great job on the picture!

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