My Father's Dream Wasn't My Own

Fiction - Mystery - Historical
258 Pages
Reviewed on 12/19/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

George-Ann has lived under her father’s control all of her seventeen years. She is not allowed to socialize with friends. She was forced to live a life of perfect or at least what her father considered perfection. She had no identity other than the one her father had created for her. Then came the big announcement. Her father was dying. He had prostate cancer and had only a short time to live.

While his death was devastating; it also allowed George the opportunity to spread her wings. However, she found it almost impossible. She had no idea how to interact socially, how to be more than the robot her father had taught her to be. Her ability to speak her father’s language perfectly was to her advantage in the international market. She has a passion for the children in China and fights for their rights. As she reminds her mother, she was a slave to her father and had no childhood.

Too often as parents we think we know what is best for our children. Most of the time our children rebel but Sam had such a strong hold on George’s being that she ceased to exist. Even as a34 year old adult he had hold of her life.

My Father’s Dream Wasn’t My Own is an emotional read. This excellent book is well written and will touch the reader’s heart. I could not lay it down. George-Ann came to life on the pages of this book. This is a must read.

by Liana

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
My Father's Dream Wasn't My own-a review
My Father's Dream Wasn't My own
Jeanette Hewitt-Bailey
2009, ISBN: 978-1-4327-2397-2,
paperback, pp. 260, US $ 21.95

Jeanette Hewitt-Bailey lives in Lakeland Florida. More information at

This story is about the life of a girl, George-Ann, who was controlled by her father, Sam. She had to grow up in her father's shadow, and was denied a personal life though she craved for freedom and the chance to develop her own character.

The novel is exceptionally gripping and the readers will be amazed at the turn of events as they unfold. Filled with all kinds of emotion, the author manages to capture the inner feelings of the characters very skillfully thus creating real to life situations throughout the plot. It caters to all romance lovers and is available at
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Posted by Liana at 11:25 AM
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