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The Bridge Daughter Cycle continues with
HAGAR’S MOTHER

Single mother Hanna Driscoll toils to raise her “bridge daughters,” twins born pregnant with Hanna’s children. In six weeks the girls will give birth and die, leaving Hanna with two infants to raise.

Hanna’s busy life is shaken when an activist threatens to rescue her daughters from their fate and kill the children they bear.

A thriller of twists and turns, Hanna faces challenges from all sides to protect her infants-to-be…only to discover she too questions the mortality of her bridge daughters.

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Bridge Daughter

Bridge Daughter by Jim Nelson

Hanna Driscoll thinks her thirteenth birthday will be no different than the one before—until her mother explains the facts of life. Hanna is a “bridge daughter,” born pregnant with her parents’ child. In a few months she will give birth and die, leaving her parents with their true daughter…

“Nelson smoothly realizes a provocative alternate present seen through the eyes of naive adolescent Hanna Driscoll. … Hanna is an engaging protagonist, and her thought-provoking story blends action, introspection, and social commentary in a stark but indirect critique of efforts to control female bodies and restrict reproductive rights.”
Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful and compact novel that is both sweet and savage in turn. The most original and compelling novel I’ve read in years. … My favourite novel of 2016.
Katherine Hayton, author of The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton and Breathe and Release

“Nelson resists genre categories with elegant, stylistic prose…[an] ambitious psychological thriller.”
– Ramiro Estrada, 5-star Amazon review

“Hanna is a beautiful character that undergoes one of the most trying and tortuous character arcs I’ve ever read…intelligent, gripping, and hard to put down.”
The Drifting Paige, 5 out of 5 review

“Startlingly unique … Bridge Daughter will challenge you to think, to contemplate, to re-assess.”
C. Chase Harwood, author of Bastion Saturn

“A strong character, I found myself sympathizing with Hanna and rooting for her until the very end.”
The Hungry Bookworm

“A strong start to a potentially brilliant series.”
Jeanz Book Read ‘n’ Review

“Haunting and beautifully written…I could not put this book down.”
Anne Wagener, author of Borrow-A-Bridesmaid

“One of those books I can’t get out of my head, where I found myself thinking about it not only while I was reading it but even days and weeks later.”
– Heather F., 5-star Amazon review

“Don’t start this until your schedule is clear—you won’t be able to put it down.”
– Cynthia Ross, 5-star Amazon review

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