Saturday, March 9, 2024

BLOG TOUR - The Sapphire Daughter


Lake Geneva, 1951: Delphine looked up at Florian, her fingers grazing his cheek as she pressed her mouth to his, the sapphire tiara sparkling beside them. “Yes,” she whispered against his lips. “I will marry you. If you can find a way, then I promise you. I will marry you.”

London, present day. Georgia holds the rare pink sapphire in her hands, watching it glitter in the morning light. It was left for her at Hope’s House, a home for unmarried mothers whose babies were adopted. But how is it connected to the secrets of her family’s complicated history?

Georgia tries to forget about the sapphire, her heart too bruised by past hurts. But when she discovers the gemstone was part of a priceless tiara owned by the Italian royal family, she is drawn in by the mystery surrounding it. Her only way of finding answers is to travel to Lake Geneva to meet with the man who inherited the stunning tiara from his grandfather.

When she arrives at the breathtaking lakeside city, handsome Luca tells her he’s been searching for the missing stone for years and is eager to piece together how it arrived at Hope’s House. As they spend sun-drenched days together, Georgia and Luca grow closer and uncover the passionate, forbidden love story of Delphine and Florian, whose tragic romance forced Delphine to make a heartbreaking decision with devastating consequences…

As Georgia comes to terms with the decades-old secret, will it shatter everything she thought she knew about herself? Or will Delphine’s courage inspire her to open up her own heart and build a new life with Luca?

A completely gripping and escapist read about family mysteries and true love that lasts a lifetime, that will leave you spellbound. The perfect read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore.

This novel can be enjoyed as a standalone.



Title:   The Sapphire Daughter
Author:  Soraya M. Lane
Series:  The Lost Daughters #4
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Historical Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  294
Date of Publication:   March 8, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars


In present day London, Georgia comes in possession of a pink sapphire that she decides to get appraised. Leaving it with the jeweler, she doesn't expect much. When she returns, she quickly finds out that not only is the sapphire quite valuable, it has a history that is very important. This leads Georgia to Lake Geneva.

As this story is told in two timelines, it also goes back to Lake Geneva in 1951. Delphine has two children and is a very unhappy marriage. If it were up to her she and her family would be happy and united, but her husband has other ideas. After a while she meets and falls in love with Florian. Although divorce would be difficult at that time, Delphine and Florian begin to make plans for their future. Tragically, things do not turn out that way and Delphine finds herself temporarily residing at Hope's House, a home for unwed mothers.

While Georgia is in Lake Geneva, she meets Luca, a man who inherited a stunning sapphire tiara from his grandfather. This tiara had been missing a single sapphire, and as it turns out, it is the very sapphire that Georgia has in her possession.

Hope's House has a big role in what Georgia learned and what Delphine experienced all those years before. In fact, Hope's House played a big role in each woman's story in this Lost Daughters series by Soraya Lane. Each story was a delight and it was very interesting to see these dual timeline stories. I really enjoyed both Georgia and Delphine's story, although Delphine's story was one of loss and sadness. Georgia's story had more light, and this pulled this book together in quite a satisfying manner. 

As Georgia is not the only woman who had received a mysterious box connected to Hope’s House, I cannot wait for the next book in this warm and engaging series. Each story was truly lovely, and with excellent writing and satisfying endings, this series is a true winner for me.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion. 


Soraya Lane graduated with a law degree before realising that law wasn't the career for her and that her future was in writing. She is the author of historical and contemporary women's fiction, including the #1 Kindle bestselling novels The Last Correspondent and The Secrets We Left Behind

Soraya lives on a small farm in her native New Zealand with her husband, their two young sons and a collection of four legged friends. When she's not writing, she loves to be outside playing make-believe with her children or snuggled up inside reading.

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