Dear Daughter

A Love Story

Non-Fiction - Parenting
56 Pages
Reviewed on 01/26/2022
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Author Biography

Dedrick L Moone is the Chief Operating Officer of The Rules of a Big Boss LLC where their mission is elevate and empower children, teens, adults, and families across the world. He is the author of Dear Daughter: A Love Story. Dear Daughter is expressive illustrated story that reveals the authors heart through a series of short love letters to his daughter Haelee.  He wrote this story not only for her but for daughters across the world. Dedrick wrote it to let you know that he loves each one of you through an extension of Haelee in being a dad. He is the also the author of The Unexpected Journey: Fire and Gold. This book is a personal memoir that recounts how he as a single father risked it all to protect and provide for his daughter, Haelee. It shares how they became each other's respective heroes on an arduous journey.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

There is a special, unique bond that exists between a father and his daughter. It’s not quite the same as between a father and son, because daughters look up to their fathers in a different way; they see them as superheroes, someone who will be there when needed and will fix things that need fixing. In a series of letters to his daughter, author Dedrick L Moone expresses his love for her in many different ways. He outlines his initial love, before she was even born, in the delivery room, when she first comes home, and the heartbreak when he and his wife separate and she takes his daughter far away. The letters continue and the bond strengthens. Dedrick finally obtains custody and becomes an exceptional single Dad as the father-daughter bond deepens. It’s amazing what can be expressed in a simple letter to someone you love.

Dedrick L Moone’s book, Dear Daughter: A Love Story, is a collection of letters, telling a story of a special bond between himself and his daughter. The plot unravels through a succession of poignant letters, written with care and compassion. Each letter begins with the appropriate salutation, “Dear Daughter.” And each letter reveals something special about their growing bond. The language is simple so young readers can follow along and the illustrations are bright and colorful and speak volumes about the compassion and love that exists between father and daughter. Like Robert Munsch’s Love You Forever, a similar story that follows the growing bond between a mother and her son, this story (in letters) is a gentle affirmation of the love between two special people. Have the tissues handy as, like Munsch’s story, there will be tears to shed as you read this compelling story of parental love.