You only get one life – but what if it isn’t the one you were meant to live? So begins Caroline Bishop‘s beautiful debut novel, The Other Daughter which is published by Simon & Schuster today.

Described by Rachel Hore as ‘a fresh, original, passionate and page-turning story about women’s choices and past secrets that demands to be read’,  the novel follows one woman in her search for the truth about her birth, and another desperately trying to succeed in a man’s world, against a gorgeous Swiss backdrop.

The book has no shortage of fans, with Tracy Rees also calling Caroline’s book ‘well written and pacy. Full of gorgeous scenery, emotion and SUCH fascinating stuff about women’s rights through the decades’ and bloggers covering the book for the next two weeks.

Set across two timelines, we meet Jessica and Sylvia; when Jessica discovers a shocking secret about her birth, she leaves her London home and travels to Switzerland in search of answers. She knows her journalist mother spent time in the country forty years earlier, reporting on the Swiss women’s liberation movement, but what she doesn’t know is what happened to her while she was there. Can Jess summon the courage to face the truth about her family, or will her search only hurt herself and those around her even more?

Exploring the history of women’s rights in Switzerland, alongside one woman’s personal search for the truth, this debut won’t disappoint – you can get your copy here.