“Nelson smoothly realizes a provocative alternate present seen through the eyes of a naive adolescent…her thought-provoking story blends action, introspection, and social commentary.”
A young girl must bear her mother’s child
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.
A mature bookworm who dreams of college and career, Hanna is determined to overcome her biological fate. Navigating through a world eerily like our own, she confronts unyielding attitudes and instinctive fears as old as humankind itself.
Then Hanna learns of an illegal procedure that will allow her to live to adulthood…at the cost of the child’s life.
Praise for Bridge Daughter
“Nelson smoothly realizes a provocative alternate present … the 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
“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
From the author
Kindle Press published Bridge Daughter on June 7th, 2016. Kindle ebook and paperback editions are now available on Amazon.
If you nominated Bridge Daughter on Kindle Scout, thank you! Your support is so appreciated. You should have received from Kindle Press an email explaining how you receive your free early copy.
Where to read more
- Bridge Daughter on Amazon: Download sample chapters & order Kindle or paperback
- Bridge Daughter on Goodreads
- Read more about Bridge Daughter on my blog
- Bridge Daughter campaign on Kindle Scout (now finished)