The artist’s daughter

There’s something magically delicious about entering a story, when you get lost in the setting, the sights and smells, the delightful word play that sharpens the focus as you imagine the story unfold in your mind. And when that great story can help you live a better story of your own? Even better.

The Artist’s Daughter is Alexandra Kuykendall‘s story of how she grew up a nomad with her single mother in the 80s, traveling between the U.S., Italy, and Spain—and how she first met her Spanish father at eight years old.

From there, she regales personal stories of disappointment and surprise in her father, what it was like to live life in the States while he lived a different one in Europe, and how this significant relationship has affected her up till now, as an adult with a family of her own.

the artist's daughter

Alexandra bravely delights in motherhood and in being a wife, learning how to make friends, live in new locations, and cultivate her gifts—all in the backdrop of being the child of a eccentric Spanish father and a loving American mom.

I love the questions her book poses: Am I lovable? Am I loved? And am I loving?

Her first book is her own story, and it’s a beautifully-told one. Turning the pages means getting permission to travel through France, walk cobblestoned Spanish streets, and set up grown-up lives in Colorado and Oregon. And the end left me delightfully hanging, wanting to know what happened with her father’s will.

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This book is a great summer read that’s both a good story and a good thinker. Who defines us? Why do we matter? And what do we choose to do when life is less than ideal?

Giveaway

Ten readers will win a copy of Alex’s book, The Artist’s Daughter! To enter to win, leave any comment on this post. (If you’re reading this via email, please click over to the post to comment.)

The giveaway has now ended. We’ll announce the winners soon!

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437 Comments

  1. brooke wagen

    i would love to read this. sounds like my kind of ‘get out of my own head’ kind of story.

  2. Cate Pane

    This book sounds like a great read! The YouTube video made me cry and I agree that none of us has arrived!

  3. mep

    I am on a memoir bender the past few years and would love to read this one!

  4. Sona Jacob

    Sounds like a really good read! As someone who grew up with an absent father, it is a subject that is very close to the heart.

  5. Kim @ Extra Organised

    Thanks for the review. I love a book that allows us to experience life through another’s eyes – whether their experiences are similar or different to ours. Either way, there are always similar threads that connect us and that we can identify with. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this fabulous book!

  6. Margaret

    Sounds great.

  7. Noell

    I attended the same MOPS group as Alex (unfortunately it was just after she left) and I was blessed to hear her mother-in-law speak at MOPS. She has a wonderful, God-filled story…I keep going back to the bookstore to read it and would love to have my own copy!

  8. Sarah M

    Oh my goodness, I was *just thinking* what a delightful read that sounds like, and how I should add it to my own list. Oh I hope I win!
    (either way, I’m reading it, I love memoirs that include continental travel!)
    Sarah M

  9. Angie

    I just finished the Call the Midwife books and find myself wanting another grace filled memoir… This sounds perfect!

  10. Susie

    Sounds like a great story to read. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. 🙂

  11. Rachel

    I would love to win the book!

  12. Sue

    This sounds like a great book to read. I love reading non-fiction and especially love stories of girls growing up (since I was one and am now raising one)!

  13. Jennifer

    Sounds like a really fascinating journey and book.

  14. Beth S

    This sounds like a great book!

  15. April

    Its now on my ‘to read’ list!

  16. Ali

    I love memoirs and this sounds like one that will make me think about some important issues.

  17. jamie

    I’m intrigued. And I could use a good story.

  18. Jen Gould

    Sounds like an interesting read

  19. Gayle

    This sounds wonderful. I was looking for a great book to read this summer. Thanks for the give-away! Blessings.

  20. Kellie

    I could use an light, thought-provoking read.

  21. Jamie

    This sounds like a really great book!

  22. Emily Danielson

    Just had a baby and well we all know how that can have you questioning who you are and what you want to be. Would love to read!

  23. Melissa

    I, too, grew up with a single mother who loved to take my sister and me on amazing, wild adventures all over the globe. Although the one thing I really craved was a stable home life, the experiences she gave me have largely shaped who I am today. Now, living in the Middle East with my husband and three children, I can see how those experiences growing up in a bit of chaos and uncertainty have helped me to navigate chaotic waters in my life now…with more grace, patience, and understanding than I could have mustered up on my own. This book sounds like a fantastic memoir that may be similar to my own, if I were to ever write one! Love from Jerusalem…

  24. Eva

    that sounds wonderful, I would love to read it!
    greetings from Vienna, Eva

  25. HelenaS

    This sounds like something I definitely will be reading whilst visiting family in Italy for the summer! Went on to my book list straight away.

  26. Ewa

    That’s a really beautifully written review. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  27. Carlie V.

    It’s on my reading to-do list to read more memoirs. I read a bunch of biographies a few years back, but since then I’ve been reading mostly non-fiction and novels. I need to branch out a bit.

  28. krista

    Sounds great! Maybe it can help me with my daddy issues.

  29. Beth Anne

    I would love to read this!

  30. Shaun

    I ask myself those same questions all the time…we all want to be loved….

  31. Jessica

    Sounds fantastic!

  32. Catherine

    I would love to read this!

  33. Laura

    Sounds like an interesting book! I’d love to win, but if not I will be hitting up my local library!

  34. se7en

    Oh funny, this book is on my wishlist!!! I am dying to read it – so I will have to grab it now that I have read this post!!!

  35. Angela

    This looks like a great read. Thank you for the chance to win!

  36. Nicole

    This book recommendation comes at the perfect time. Thanks for sharing!

  37. mandy

    I am always excited to find good fiction! I read so much non-fiction, I so very much appreciate the break for my mind. Thanks for sharing the title!!

  38. Kathryn

    Sounds fabulous, definitely will be picking this up for vacation.

  39. Jennifer P

    I’m ready for my next book this summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Amy

    It sounds like a beautiful story. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Shannon

    Sounds like a great book – I love memoirs!

  42. Jessica

    This looks like a great read! Added it to my summer reading list!

  43. Charmin

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Alicia

    I would love to read this!! I love reading biographies and I was just in Italy in April. We are a military family living in Europe right now and I LOVE it. There are many things about Europe that I wish were the same in the U.S. Alas, I must enjoy my time here while I can!

  45. Dianna

    I read another book you recommended this summer, The Paris Wife, and it was pretty good. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Jan

    I would enjoy reading this book – sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Kelly

    Sounds delightful! And with Shauna Niequist endorsing on the cover… must be good! So, I guess this means I have to wait until Sunday before I buy it, in case I win! 🙂

  48. Amy

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  49. Johanna

    I’d love to read this!

  50. Debbie

    Having moved a lot as a child and being an only child, it was difficult. I would love to read the book to see how she dealt with it!

  51. Denise P

    Sounds like a great read. I am always interested in how relationships in our early lives impact our future selves, especially now since I am a mom to a little boy.

  52. Leah

    Sounds fascinating!

  53. Catie

    I recognized her from our Mops videos. 🙂 Sounds like an incredible story. Thanks for the chance to win!

  54. angie

    You’ve piqued my interest! Summer reading list just got an addition.

  55. Sarah

    This looks like a great book–would love to read it!

  56. Anna

    Looks like a good book!

  57. Kate N.

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. It sounds amazing!

    Kate
    pknowak99@gmail.com

  58. ShannonM

    I am ready for a book like this one! I would love to be one of the winners!

  59. Heather Abbott

    Sounds like a really good book!

  60. Fran heupel

    This looks like a wonderful read formy summer vacation. Loved seeing the video.

  61. Elizabeth Smillie

    wow, aren’t those the questions we all ask? I know I’m loved, but am I lovable? Loving?
    I’m seeing the “am I loved” question peer out of my children’s eyes at the most random moments … goodness!

  62. Gretchen D

    This sounds like a fascinating story..one I would love read.

  63. Christa

    This story really appeals to me. I would love to read it! Thanks!!!

  64. Debora

    Ooh! Looks like a great book. Thanks for the review!

  65. amanda

    I would love this for a summer read!

  66. Alecia

    I think most of us struggle with some of those issues/questions… though we need to love ourselves to be able to be loved.

  67. Katie

    Wow what a beautiful story! I can’t wait to read this someday.

  68. Carrie

    I’ve been hearing about this book and would like to read it. Thanks!

  69. Rebecca in PA

    Sounds fascinating! I would love to win!

  70. Kristin

    Sounds like a good read!

  71. Cindy

    I can’t remember the last time I’ve read a memoir, but you had me at Italy. I’d love to read this book!

  72. Kris

    This sounds like a fascinating book, thanks for the review, Tsh. I’m adding it to my good reads list!

  73. Kimberly

    Didn’t I hear a segment on NPR about this book?

  74. Kate O.

    Sounds like a really good book. Would love to read it!

  75. Leigh

    I can’t WAIT to read this book 🙂

  76. Ines

    definately my kind of book..thank you for your generosity…

  77. Amy

    Maybe this will be my book clubs next pick!

  78. Amanda H

    Sounds like a good read!

  79. Dawn

    This sounds like a very inspirational story, that I’d be honored to read. I would love to win this book as I am always looking for something positive to read. Hearing someone else’s story many times gives me the guidance I need for my own life.

  80. Megan B.

    So intrigued by this true story…would really love to win the book.

  81. Bonnie

    This story sounds delightful! I would love to read it.

  82. Martha

    I would love to read this with my daughter of an artist who thinks her life is rough–her dad and I are still happily married though!

  83. Bobbiann

    Sounds like a great read!

  84. Marcella

    This sounds like an awesome book.
    I would be delighted to win!

  85. Katie N.

    I love the questions the book asks, things I have been thinking about in my role as a mom. I would love to win.

  86. Tricia Paoluccio

    I would love to read this book…
    We are a family of artists living in NYC, and while still in tact, we have kind of a gypsy lifestyle traveling around….I’d love to read what it was like for her…as I anticipate when my kids are older they will be traveling alone with their dad when he goes to work, because I don’t want them to miss their father so much. I’m grateful to have your recommendation of this book in any case….Thanks!

  87. Cortney

    Oh! How I love a good memoir!

  88. Heather

    Right up my alley at this point in my life. Would love to win. Thank you!

  89. Jenny Holmes

    I would love to read this book! I love your review on it. 🙂 Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  90. Rachel

    This sounds like the perfect beach or plane read! 🙂

  91. K

    Would love to read this book!

  92. Pamela R

    This sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

  93. Pauline

    Sounds like a fabulous read – I’d love to win this!

  94. Jamie

    I always love a good book!

  95. Mary Preston

    What a wonderful read THE ARTIST’S DAUGHTER promises to be. Yes please!!

  96. Karen

    Great summer read to travel to wonderful places!

  97. Kelli

    This is on my to read list….now I can’t wait!

  98. Susie

    This sounds like a great story! Thanks for the review!

  99. Jenny

    I love a good book! Especially in the summer. Thanks, Tsh!

  100. Amy

    Thanks for passing this along! I have really loved your other book suggestions, Tsh! It’s going on my to read list.

  101. Shay

    It’s on my list to read! I’d love ot win. 🙂

  102. Natalie O.

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book. Curious to read it! Thanks.

  103. kirsten

    Yes, please! I love a good memoir.

  104. Lauren

    Always looking for new good reads, thanks for the giveaway Tsh!

  105. Mariann R

    This is the kind of book I like to read on slow relaxing Sunday.

  106. Erin

    This sounds like a beautiful book – I love reading others’ stories. Going right on my wish list!

  107. Sara

    The link is broken that carries email users to the actual post- but I got here 😉 & am excited to pick up the book at some point this summer 😉

  108. heidi

    I love a good summer read–this looks like it would be a good one!

  109. Elise

    It looks like a great read! Thanks for the review.

  110. Lisa

    Sounds like a great read, and a wonderful addition to my line up of memoirs to read this summer! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway (:

  111. Becky

    Will definitely be reading this book, whether I win it or not. A (true life) story I can so relate too.

  112. AmyB

    Sounds great! Can’t wait to read it!!

  113. Southern Gal

    It sounds like such an intriguing book. I would love to read it this summer! Thanks for the chance.

  114. Kelli W

    This looks like a fantastic read! I ‘m plowing through my summer reading list and this would be a fantastic addition!

  115. Cindy

    Sounds like a great summer read!

  116. Hollie

    Sounds like a great read

  117. Amanda Rose

    I would love to read this book. I’m working on having some “Me” time. I haven’t been able to read a book in almost 8 years (since my oldest daughter was born). It looks like it would be a very good book.

  118. Lori

    I think it sounds super interesting and a great summer read.

  119. Sandy

    Sounds like my kind of book!

  120. Cindy

    Sounds like a wonderful story. I’d love to win, but if I don’t, it’s definitely a book I’ll be looking for!

  121. Debbie

    I would love to read this. Am a new mom and struggling how to be a mom and work. I wonder if this book would give me a different perspective.

  122. Debbie

    I would love to read this! I’m a new mama and am looking for some clarity about working and being a mom. Hoping to get some insight about mothering…

  123. Beth

    Looks like a food read!

    • Beth

      Good read. 🙂

  124. Anna

    Hope I win

  125. Katherine

    I love memoirs, and this looks like a good one.

  126. Pam

    Thanks for the recommendation! I love travel books AND memoirs! Putting this on my list.

  127. Caroline Starr Rose

    I’d love to read this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  128. julie g

    I’d LOVE a copy!

  129. Cheryl

    I’d make time to read this one. I have 3 littles, so not much reading for ME going on, but this seems like a wonderful book. I’d love to win one.

  130. Elizabeth Spencer

    It sounds like a wonderful book! I would love to read it!!!!

  131. Jane A.

    Looks like a great read!

  132. allison

    would love to add this to my summer reading collection!

  133. Dianna

    This sounds like a wonderful book, I would love to win a copy! Thank you for your review 🙂

  134. Megan Mattinson

    Wow! Looks so good. Nothing like a new book in the summertime.

  135. Adrienne

    I need a good read for the beach! This sounds like a beautiful story.

  136. Liz

    Sounds like a GREAT TCK (third-culture-kid) book! Can’t wait to read it!

  137. Melissa K

    I’d love a new book, and it sounds like one I’d really enjoy!

  138. Amy

    Thanks for the great review and interview. I definitely want to read this one!

  139. Holly

    Love memoirs!

  140. Bron

    Sounds like a fab read ..love a copy. x

  141. Jenn

    Sounds like a great book! I love a good memoir!

  142. Suzanne

    This sounds like a lovely story!

  143. gale

    I would enjoy this book!

  144. Gail

    I love great books! Even if I don’t win it, I think I’ll be reading it!

  145. Beth B.

    Sounds quite interesting. I’m always looking for good book recommendations. Thanks for the chance!

  146. Jessica

    Would love to read this and share with my MOPS moms!!

  147. Jackie

    I would love to read this book and enjoyed the short video clip

  148. Tabatha Carr

    Complete relate. I didn’t meet my dad til I was 28.

  149. mandie

    This sounds like a wonderful read!!

  150. Michelle

    This sounds like a great book club pick. I’d love to read it!

  151. Stephanie

    Sounds like my kind of read and I’d love to win 🙂

  152. Laura

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! Sounds like an intriguing book. I’ll be looking for it at the library if I don’t win!

  153. Kim

    Sounds like an interesting book! I would love to win!

  154. Bronwen

    Would love to read this

  155. Paula Romer

    Thanks for offering this giveaway, Tsh. Memoirs are one of my favorite book genre.. Especially when they have inspiring life-lessons. I would love to read it. Sounds like a fascinating journey.

  156. Tanya

    This book sounds wonderful and intoxicating. I would love, love, love to read it!!

  157. Lori D

    Sounds like a great summer read! Thanks for the review.

  158. DebRN

    Thought provoking. I am curious.

  159. Susan

    Always looking for a good book, and this one sounds great!

  160. Heather C

    I’d love to win this, sounds like a great read for my book club!

  161. Tiffani

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the suggestion and for the giveaway!

  162. Amy

    This looks like a great book! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. It’s on my must-read list.

  163. Jenny

    this could be just what I need! fingers crossed 😀

  164. Anne

    Sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for having it as a giveaway.

  165. Laura

    Would love to win! Thanks!

  166. Amber Steffen

    Love the premise and questions of this book. Sounds like a fabulous mix of self-discovery and culture! I’d love a copy 🙂

  167. Sonja

    Sounds lovely! Definitely on my “to read” list.

  168. Courtney B.

    Sounds like a great read! Hope I win.

  169. Laurie Tubbs

    I just finished it, and it is a really, really good book. If I happen to win, I will give it to a friend!

  170. Cheryl

    I would love to read this! I recognize her from MOPs!

  171. Kristin Thomas

    Wow! I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds fantastic!

  172. Lisa

    I absolutely loved this book! I took it to the beach with me and couldn’t put it down until I was finished! Really enjoyed it and related to it a lot!

    • Lisa

      Oh, and if I win a copy, I will give it to someone in my MOPS group!

  173. Wawoo

    A perfect summer read – yes, please,

  174. Stephanie

    Sounds fascinating. Thanks for the recommendation!

  175. Lisagrace Alsbury

    I would love to win this book. I love a good story about a woman’s journey through this strange life we live. Thanks for the recommendation!

  176. Cara

    Oh I’d love to win! <3

  177. Esther

    Who doesn’t need a good summer read? I think even my teen daughter would like this one 🙂

  178. Sarah

    This is on my summer reading list! I’d love to win this book!

  179. Stacey K

    Sounds like a worthy read. Thank you for the review!

  180. Janie

    My friend read it and said it was wonderful.

  181. Jaci

    While I have already ordered this book for myself, I would love to win one to share with other moms in our MOPS group!!

  182. SarahS

    Sounds like a great book! I love reading about real people with lives vastly different from my own. I’ll be adding this to my amazon wish list so I can buy it in the likelihood I don’t win it. 😉 Thanks for sharing it!

  183. Melanie

    Looks like a great read! Definitely going to my reading list.

  184. Steph J

    Sounds wonderful–as someone who grew up in a small town, blue collar family, I love the chance to visit with those who led a completely different life. Thanks for the chance to win!

  185. Lisa A

    Her story sounds so interesting. I would love to read it! Thank you for sharing through the MOPS network. Such a great way to get the word out about this book!

  186. Katie

    I keep reading about this book on our MOPS website and I have added it to my “Read Soon” list. It sounds like a wonderful book to read and I cannot wait to enjoy it!

  187. Stacy P

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  188. Melanie

    Sounds like a really great read. I’m in!

  189. Aimee

    Would love to win! Our library doesn’t have a copy!

  190. Jenn McNeel

    I’m always looking for new books to read and this looks like a great one 🙂

  191. Emily

    I’d love a copy. It sounds fabulous and intrigues me!

  192. Deb

    Sounds like a great book!

  193. Shawna

    I would love to win/read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  194. Amanda B.

    This is definitely going on my summer reading list. Thank you for the recommendation!

  195. Cori

    I think my summer reading list is getting too long, but this sounds great!

  196. Rhonda

    sounds like a fascinating read.. thank you for the giveaway : )

  197. Sue

    This sounds like a great summer read. Thank you for the chance to win.

  198. Lynette

    Ooh! I am in need of a good read for summer. This sounds like it would be perfect.

  199. Kimberly Monaghan

    Am I lovable? Am I loved? And am I loving? (Aren’t these questions that we all ask?) Will be reading this!!

  200. Anisha

    I love your blog and especially your podcast. I’m an avid reader. For my 23rd birthday (on June 23rd), I’m making 23 goals for the year. One of my goals is to read 50 new books and 30 new authors. I would love to include this book in the mix!

  201. Michelle Pic

    Sounds like a wonderful read Tsh! Great endorsement that makes me want it NOW! 🙂

  202. Emily

    Sounds like the PERFECT summer read!!!

  203. Liz

    I am in serious need of some summer reading! Love this post.

  204. Breanna

    Sounds like my kind of book!

  205. Brenda T.

    I’m always looking for good book ideas.

  206. Melinda

    This looks like a fabulous read!

  207. Marla Taviano

    I heart travel memoirs!!

  208. Amy Hall

    Looks like a great book! I need a new one.

  209. Stacey

    I’ve been wanting to get this! Would love to win 🙂

  210. Cynthia

    Sounds like a wonderful read. Added it to my list of books to read.

  211. Rita

    Added this to my wish list since my birthday is coming up.

  212. Celeste

    Sounds like a wonderful summer read! Just from the description, I’m recommending to a few friends. Thanks!

  213. Laura

    This sounds fantastic and thought-provoking. I also had a largely absent father and although I grew up in the same town MY ENTIRE LIFE, I always wished I had an exotic father on the other side of the world and a mother who would whisk me on grand adventures. I’m guessing this book proves that the grass isn’t always greener, it’s all in your fertilizer! 🙂
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  214. Robyn

    I’d love to read this!

  215. Cheryl

    Sounds like a great read. We’ve spent a lot of time in Narnia lately, I would love to venture into Italy and Spain.

  216. Alex Gardner

    This books sounds wonderful- I would love to read it!

  217. BV

    Looks really interesting, and I look forward to reading it.

  218. Mary Beth

    This book sounds good. I usually don’t read non-fiction but I’d like to read this.

  219. Courtney

    Hello! This book sounds amazing.. All the questions you said the book tackles are the same questions I am struggling with on a daily basis. I would love to get a new perspective… I have found that others’ stories and testimonies are not solely for helping to save lives, but to refresh, correct, and help heal others. 🙂
    Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

  220. Tina

    Thank you for the opportunity to read what sounds like a great book. God Bless!

  221. Kat

    I love getting lost in a good story!

  222. Emilee

    Ooh I would love to read this!!!! 🙂

  223. Jonae

    Sounds like a great story! I was just about to add it to my Amazon wish list, when I realized that it was a give away. Either way, think I need to check it out. I love many of the books you have recommended, Tsh. Thanks!

  224. Regina

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  225. Christie

    Sounds like a great book!

  226. Amy Jo

    This is now on my “Summer Reading List”!

  227. Diane

    Sounds wonderful~ I’d love to read it!

  228. brenda

    Would love this book for my summer read Pleas

  229. Amanda

    This is the MOPS theme book for the upcoming season! Can’t wait to read!

  230. Clair Dickson

    i love learning about great books!

  231. marilyn

    sounds like a fabulous book!

  232. Kelly

    What an interesting life story!

  233. Elizabeth

    I would so enjoy receiving this! I NEED a good read this summer. Love the work you do here, it is something special.

  234. Amanda G

    I’ve been looking for my next read, and it appears I have found it!

  235. Virginia

    Wow! This sounds like something I really need right now.

  236. Alisa

    I always need a new book to read!

  237. Rebecca

    I just discovered in the last 24 months that memoirs are my favorite genre to read. I’m always on the lookout for another one to add to my list so thank you for sharing even if I don’t win the giveaway!
    Happy Summer Reading!

  238. Evelyn

    Loved the MOPS theme for this year, Beautiful Mess! Love that they have books like these supporting the theme. Hope to read this!

  239. Anna

    Sounds like a great summer read!

  240. Jessica Y

    This sounds like an excellent read!

  241. Christy

    Looks great-I’d love to win!

  242. Rachel

    This sounds like a lovely book and something that is outside of my usual pick.

  243. Melissa Q

    A summer read… this looks like more than just a story, but a life story. Really hoping I’ll win!

  244. Andrea

    The book looks like a perfect summer read. Thanks for the chance to win.

  245. Linda R.

    Sounds like a wonderful summer read! I always love hearing your book recommendations.

  246. Christine JAcobsen

    Looks like a great read!

  247. Katie Mann

    I would love to read this!

  248. Emma Bradley

    Sounds like a GREAT read! Thanks for the opportunity! Fingers crossed!

  249. Andrea

    I love a book that transports and gets you thinking. Looking forward to reading it!

  250. Tiffany R

    What a great story! I would love to read it.

  251. Laurie F

    Looks like a good summer read. Hope I win a book!

  252. Julie

    Memoirs are my fav!

  253. marie

    I would love a copy of the book.

  254. Katie

    I would LOVE to win a copy of this book. It’s on my list!

  255. Lori

    Would love to read this!

  256. Hafsa

    Can’t wait to lay my hands on the book…sounds like just I need to read right now!

  257. Jenny

    This sounds like a fabulous read. Would love to enjoy this book!

  258. jenlarson

    That books sounds great!! Thanks for sharing!

  259. brooke

    I usually read young adult books to keep up with (and occasionally get ahead of…) my middle school students. This sounds like a great grown-up read for the summer!

  260. Marilyn

    Thanks for the giveaway, Tsh. I immediately clicked over to my library site to see if I could request it, but it’s not there, yet. The book sounds intriguing. I’d love to win it.

  261. su

    sounds interesting!

  262. Stephanie

    I would love to win this book!

  263. Beckie

    I’m always looking to add to my summer reading list. Thank you for the review and for the chance to win a copy. I look forward to reading The Artists Daughter.

  264. abbigalecord

    Sounds like a winner! I would love to revisit the streets of Spain, Italy, and France this summer 🙂

  265. Janey

    It sounds like a inspiring story. I would love to read this book.

  266. hanna

    Sounds like a great summer read!

  267. Lisa P.

    Sounds like a beautiful book!

  268. kathy w

    Sounds like a great read.

  269. Paula

    This sounds great! I’m adding it to my (already long) summer reading list. Is June halfway over already?!

  270. candace

    I’m in need of a good read

  271. Lindsey G

    Sounds like a great read!

  272. Celeste

    Sounds like a fun read for summer.

  273. Kathy

    Your description of this book is lovely. It sounds quite interesting.

  274. Margaret Petry

    I would love to win! Memoirs and autobiography are one of my favorite genres. This sounds great!

  275. laura

    This looks fantastic. I love memoirs. I finished The Lost Husband and The Paris Wife as per your recommendation and would highly encourage people to read them both! I loved them!

  276. rebecca

    Sounds like a great summer read!

  277. sherah

    This book looks so interesting! I would love to win and read it! Winning would be cool, but I think this is definitely one to put on my reading list. Thanks for sharing about it.

  278. Laura

    I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  279. Ann : )

    Sounds like one I’d love to read.

  280. Leigh

    Sounds like a great Summer book. Keeping my fingers crossed to win!

  281. katharine

    sounds super interesting — thanks for the review and a chance to have a copy of my own. katharine.

  282. amy

    i love memoir and this looks fabulous!

  283. Amy Kim

    The book sounds really good – I’d love to read it!

  284. Deanna Perry

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I read it in 3 days. It’s such a wonderful story that I think really articulates the insecurities of any daughter with an absent father. I can’t wait to pass it around to all the gals I know who were raised by their moms. 🙂

  285. Kim

    I hadn’t heard of this book until now. Sounds like a great read…I hope to win.

  286. Chelsea Dudley

    She sounds fascinating! I’d love to win a copy!

  287. Jennifer O

    This book sounds like such an amazing book- a perfect summer read!

  288. Liz

    Sounds inspiring and empowering. I would love to read a real life story especially as it visits and travels to many different locations. This is just what my imagination needs to connect even deeper to my soul :))

  289. Sylvia

    I’d love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!!

  290. A R

    Thanks for the book recommendation. It would be fun to win a copy, lovely to read. Peace!

  291. Keely

    I’m obsessed with memoirs right now. This one sounds great!

  292. Beth Rudolf

    I’d like to read this book. It sounds fascinating.

  293. mel

    i would really enjoy this book- thanks!

  294. vanessa

    I will definitely be checking out this book. Sounds really good.

  295. Paula

    I’m intrigued. Put my name in the mix. 🙂

  296. alyssaz

    This sounds like a good read! I had seen the book before but had thought it fiction, learning that its not is much more intriguing!

  297. Leslie R.

    Who doesn’t love a well-told story. This sounds like a great book.

  298. Andrea

    I love memoirs! Bring it on!

  299. DeenaS

    That sounds like a great book! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  300. Tracy N

    Send it my way….sounds lovely!

  301. Robin C

    Please me! It has been on my to-read list for a while already!

  302. Diane

    Sounds interesting.

  303. Fiona

    sounds like a great summer read while the kids play in the sprinkler

  304. Jenn

    This looks like a great read! I always have my eyes open for books about strong women.

  305. Lisa

    Oh I would love to win! It’s been too long since I just read a good story. This would be a great change of pace for me!

  306. Christine

    This does sound like a great summer read!

  307. maureen

    Ooh! This sounds like something I’d love and that would be great for my bookclub.

  308. Anne Marie

    This looks like an awesome summer read! Thanks for the opportunity!

  309. Eileen

    This is video is so touching and honest. I look forward to reading her book.

  310. Michaela

    Sounds like a winner! Thanks for the giveaway!

  311. Natalie

    Sounds like an interesting one! I’d love to read it. 🙂

  312. jessica

    always looking for a good summer read!

  313. Jonni

    This sounds like a perfect summer read.. Thanks for introducing the book..Jonni

  314. Jbug

    Sounds like a really good book!

  315. danielle

    I would love to read this!

  316. Heather

    Ooh Adding this book to my to read list!

  317. Lindsay

    Sounds like a great read!

  318. Angie Lindsay

    Oh, I love memoirs. Would love to read this one!!

  319. Joni

    Pick me! Pick me!

  320. Ashley

    I love reading memoirs in the summer! Sounds like a great read.

  321. Jermaine D.

    I love a good summer read!

  322. Tina/@teenbug

    Powerful questions –> “Am I lovable? Am I loved? And am I loving?”

  323. chris

    Sounds like a good one to put on the summer reading list!

  324. Stephanie

    Would love to read this!!!

  325. Kate

    Sounds like a good read 🙂 I’d love to win! Thanks!

  326. jessica

    sounds like a great book!

  327. bonnie walker

    I would love to read this book! Being estranged from my birth father I have often asked myself those questions.

  328. Laura

    I love her writing for MOPS and would love to read her book!

  329. Maggie

    This sounds wonderful! Hope I win!

  330. Kristy B

    This sounds really good. I’d love to read it.

  331. JenD

    Sounds like just what I need!!!

  332. Natalie Nix

    Looks like a great book to start out the summer with!

  333. Julia Shanon

    Will read it for sure! I really love story that is based on true story! worth to read!

  334. Jeanne

    Would love to win! However, I plan on reading!!!

  335. Sandy

    Sounds like a great read.

  336. Kim

    This sounds really interesting! I love memoirs.

  337. Nanette

    Sounds like an excellent read!

  338. Erin

    Sounds wonderful!

  339. Hannibal

    Would love to read this book.

  340. Kristin

    I have been looking for a good summer read. This looks like a great one!

  341. Dena

    Would love to read this book. Sounds like a wonderful story. I never seem to have enough to read!

  342. Lisa

    Sounds like the perfect summer read!

  343. Natalie

    Sounds like such a good read!!

  344. Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper

    Oh I have had this book on my reading list since I first heard about it a month ago. I love hearing about great books!

  345. Linda

    Sounds like an interesting read. If I don’t win it I’ll definitely look for it in the bookstores or library.

  346. Jen F

    I would LOVE the chance to win. Some of the best books I’ve read this summer were recommended by Tsh or The Simple Mom links. Summer is my reading time, so I’m enjoying the chance to “soak up” as many books as I can. Thanks for this opportunity!

  347. Natalie

    Looks really good!

  348. Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm

    Just what I need… Another book for my TBR pile! 😉 Sounds deliciously readable though!

  349. Melissa

    This book sounds like a great read!

  350. Kendra Allen

    I love a memoir…..and this one sounds thoughtfully written and intriguing. I am especially interested as we are planning a trip to Italy in the fall. I’m putting it on my list. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  351. Misty

    Adding this to my reading list. Sounds interesting.

  352. Deanna Valded

    I would love a new summer read! This one sounds amazing! Putting it on my wish list.

  353. Angela

    Sounds like a captivating story!

  354. Anna

    Sounds wonderful!

  355. Leslie M

    I would like a book to read!

  356. nancy_p

    This sounds like a lovely book to read while on vacation at the beach!

  357. Olivia

    I’m always looking for a new great book to read! Sounds perfect!

  358. Raji P.

    Perfect summer reading.. pick me please 🙂

  359. LiveCreateBelieve

    I would love to read this book! As someone who grew up with a very unique single mother herself, this book appeals to me a lot. 🙂 Thanks for having this giveaway!

  360. Caroline

    Me, please!

  361. Jenn M.

    This sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance to win.

  362. Linda Alexander

    ♥ Could use some grace soaking ♥

  363. Cheryl A.

    This book looks Fabulous!

  364. Heather k M

    Sounds fabulous, would love to win!

  365. Cecelia H.

    This story sounds lovely.

  366. Heather k M

    Sounds like a great book. Adding to my list.

  367. Erin

    Sounds like a great summer read!

  368. Mandee

    I need to read this!!

  369. Karen Dunlap

    Sounds right up my alley!

  370. Michelle

    Sounds great and questions I have asked too!!

  371. Patty

    This book sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

  372. Rachel Goochey

    Sounds like just the summer read that I need!

  373. Caroline

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  374. Shalene

    I need some good summer reading!

  375. Bethany

    I would love to read this book

  376. Becky Carlson

    Sounds like a good read to me!

  377. Alice

    I hope I win!

  378. Heidi @ My Beautiful Mess

    Just looked for this on my library’s website and they don’t have it! Guess I’ll just have to win it. And recommend that the library get a copy.

  379. Annie P

    I’d love this book. I’ve been hunting for a good summer read. Thanks for this opportunity.

  380. Miranda

    Sounds like a great read!

  381. Nancy

    Sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  382. Judy w

    Thank you for the opportunity to win what sounds like a really awesome book!

  383. Erin

    Sounds like a good summer read to me!

  384. Archer

    I would LOVE to win this book. It seriously sounds amazing. If I don’t win, I might just buy it.

  385. cindy schueneman

    this sounds like a great book.

  386. Joy

    Sounds like an interesting book!

  387. Suzanne

    Always looking for new books to read. Thanks.

  388. Dorothy

    The book looks fantastic! I’m looking for a great summer reading book.

  389. Tracy

    This sounds like a great summer read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  390. Adela

    I love to read and to have this book of memoirs would just be a treat 🙂

  391. Abby

    Sounds great!

  392. Theresa

    I love a good memoir, and this sounds like a really good memoir. Thank you for posting about it.

  393. Bree

    This book looks great!

  394. Lindsey S.

    This book looks like a great read! I’m almost finished with my current book. This would be perfect timing!

  395. Gina

    Sounds interesting.

  396. Starla

    I would love to win a copy!

  397. Valerie

    Sounds like a great summer read!

  398. Meagan

    I never thought I was a fan of memoirs, but I’m about to finish my third one. Just this month! I guess it’s my summer of the memoir. This sounds like a great one to read next. Thanks, Tsh!

  399. Summer

    I would love love love to read this book . Looks like a great one!

  400. Elizabeth

    Looks like a great book. Would love to read it!

  401. Crystal

    I love memoirs!

  402. Val in MN

    This book sounds like a DELIGHTFUL summer read.

  403. Holley

    This sounds like a great book!

  404. Idaho Jill

    Happy Friday, this looks like a great book!

  405. Jen TL

    This book is on my book reading list as well. It was the question at the center of each of our lives – am I loved? I look forward to reading it, whether I win it or not! 🙂 Thanks Tsh.

  406. Mel n Nolie

    Sounds like a lovely story to get lost in during those rare moments of free time. Also looks inspiring- I’ve always wanted to write about my own tumultuous journey, that has calmed in the sea of motherhood…

  407. Denita

    I’d love to read this!

  408. Erin

    Sounds like an interesting read – sign me up!

  409. Jen

    I’m a little obsessed with artist related biographies and memoirs right now. I’d love to read this one too.

  410. Nancy

    Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a beautiful read.

  411. Ann M.

    Memoirs are my absolute favorite!!! Thanks for letting us know about this book!

  412. Bethany

    Sounds delightful! I’d love to read this.

  413. Suzanne

    Yay! Love this years theme book Artists Daughter…
    Life is a beautiful mess 🙂

  414. Lori R

    I would love to take this book with me on my travels to Europe this summer. 🙂

  415. Keisha Hill

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I inhaled The Artist’s Daughter earlier this week. It’s wonderful! I’d love to share another copy with a friend!

  416. Jen

    Thank you for sharing this….

  417. Sylvie

    I’m always looking for good summer reads!! This one sounds great!

  418. Kyla

    Sounds great, can’t wait to read it!

  419. Sarah Westphal

    Looks like a delicious summer read…oh Spain & Italy!

  420. Deborah P

    “I love the questions her book poses: Am I lovable? Am I loved? And am I loving?” Is there a woman alive who hasn’t asked these questions? I think that’s something innate in most of us. I’m interested in how she approaches these questions, given the description of her childhood. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  421. Michelle Salerno

    Wow- sounds like a wonderful read – and boy could I use some down time with a good book like this!

  422. Sandra

    This sounds like a wonderful summer reading book. Hope I can win one!

  423. Becky N.

    My MOPS group is reading this book this summer for the summer book club and I won’t be able to join them, but I have been wanting to read this book anyway on my own!

  424. Sandra

    Would love to read this book. Thank You for offering the give away.

  425. denise

    I love non-fiction & travel. Your review sold me, then the video did so doubly!

  426. Sara

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m pinning this to my “books to read” board.

  427. Mindy

    I love this site, I have it bookmarked and read its I fall into bed at night!!! I would also LOVE to win this book!!

  428. Mindy

    Would LOVE to win this book!

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