Yesterday's Daughter

Rated 4.41/5 based on 24 reviews
Yesterday’s Daughter is an emotionally laden vampire romance novel. Grace is alone and lonely, believing it will always remain so until Malachi appears in her life.

Malachi, a Guardian of the vampire communities, has searched for his life mate, Sapphira, for decades. His very soul drives him to continue his search, knowing that he could not exist if Sapphira were not in the world, somewhere. More

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About Sallie Lundy-Frommer

Sallie Lundy-Frommer was born on a farm in the rural South to a family of migrant farm workers. At an early age, her family moved to the urban North-East. She now lives in the suburban North-East with her husband and a large assortment of plants. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in Human Resource Management and currently works in the health care industry.

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Review by: sal654 on Oct. 23, 2012 :
What would you do if you were told your life mate was dead and to get on with her life, but you know deep in your heart that you would find her? Well this was Malachi's dilemma for decades. I have to say Malachi is my perfect hero. He is a strong warrior who can be quite brutal in meeting out justice, while at the same time carries his love and tenderness in his heart for Sapphira and never gives up. Meanwhile Grace lives an orphaned life unaware of her true identity and guards her privacy to the point of paranoia trying to deal with the reality of being a vampire alone in the world. The book description / synopsis gives a good overview of the beginning of this story and I will not rehash it. I found the world building for Yesterday's Daughter fascinating and definitely a new take on the concept of vampires and their existence. For me this book had it all; there was sadness, action, joy, and passion. It is my understanding this is the beginning of a series, but it definitely had a satisfying resolution with a teasing possibility of more to come, and I definitely will be on the lookout for the next installment, eager to read the continuing saga. I loved this book, it was beautifully written, and once I started reading it did not want to put it down and would highly recommend it.
I received this book from the author with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: shona lawrence on Oct. 01, 2012 :
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have read a lot of vampire stories lately, and although they are all different in their own ways and I have enjoyed most of them immensely there is just something about Yesterday’s Daughter that makes me want to re-read it immediately.

Unlike most vampire stories you do not find yourself with a strong, confident, all powerful, super being at the start of the story, instead you have Grace, this attractive woman who has escaped from her life in foster care, not knowing where she came from. She is unable to walk in sunlight and has a craving for blood. She suspects she might be a vampire, but refuses to ask for help in fear of being experimented on. When she meets Malachi she finally finds some answers to her questions, including her true identity as Sapphira, as well as some extra questions as to how she came to grow up in the human world.

I am eagerly awaiting the 2nd instalment in this series, and I hope at some point we get to hear of Sapphira’s lost decades.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Taralyn Parker on Aug. 30, 2012 :
Such a great book!! Definitely a great story, and I fell in love with the characters! I could just feel Malachi's agony as he finally finds his love and her not knowing who he is. I highly recommend this amazing book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Nikita Mattes on Aug. 20, 2012 :
This is a great story!!! Telling you about Malachi who has been told that his life-mate died, but he is convinced she is still alive and keeps on searching, He does find her in Grace she works at night in the Morgue, she is allergic to sunlight she thinks and hides as well. When Malachi finds her and appears in her apartment, she looks for her hidden weapons but he tells her they are all gone, after awhile she is listening to his story and he gets her to remember things.

A creepy new director in the hospital and her urge to disappear again makes her go with Malachi who she loves more and more, before he can pick her up after her last work day , she is kidnapped by her creepy director. How it goes from there, if Malachi will find her again and they will be happy together, read for yourself. I personally was sad when the story ended, I loved it so much. I hope we will have a follow up!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Grace Jolley on Aug. 08, 2012 : (no rating)
Good story. I really liked the dynamics between Malachi & Grace. The book needs a little editing & proofreading but most ebooks need at least some technical work.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cindy Rosa on Aug. 08, 2012 :
I loved this book. I am really looking forward to a sequel (hint,hint). Grace & Malachi are perfect for life mates for each other. I like that I can visualize what is going on in the book. Being able to open a book and have it play out in my head like a movie is the best thing. I could 'see' Grace's little apartment, Malachi/Sapphira's bedroom, the morgue where she worked, etc. That to me is what really gets me into a book and makes me sad when I am coming to the end of it. I love being able to pour my emotions into my reading. Thank you for the treat of being able to read this. Again, looks like the beginning of a wonderful series...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Denyel Andrews on Aug. 08, 2012 :
Yesterday's Daughter is the first book in what could be a very promising series! It starts off with the main character, Grace Stone, working in a morgue. Grace is a loner by choice. She grew up in foster homes, never knowing her parents or her history. This makes her skittish around others. Her beauty often attracts attention from everyone, but it is unwanted attention. Grace prefers the night shift and keeps to herself. She also likes to drink blood over other food. Then, one day, a mysterious and handsome stranger, Malachi, appears. Grace Stone finds out that Malachi is the key to her past, present and future.
Initially, Yesterday's Daughter, was a slow read for me. At the beginning, there were a lot of characters introduced and much description of places and people. The author definitely has a strong sense of using language that helps you visualize scenes and characters however, it was almost overkill in the beginning. I would rather read more about Grace Stone's past, growing up in foster homes and how she became the woman she is now. When Grace meets Malachi and learns the true nature of herself, it became a lot more interesting. I enjoyed when Grace AKA Sapphira learns about Malachi being her life mate and all of her powers. I think these two characters will have a lot of interesting adventures in coming books. I look forward to reading more!

BTW: To anyone who has read the book...what do you think the meaning of the title is??
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Denyel Andrews on Aug. 08, 2012 :
Yesterday's Daughter is the first book in what could be a very promising series! It starts off with the main character, Grace Stone, working in a morgue. Grace is a loner by choice. She grew up in foster homes, never knowing her parents or her history. This makes her skittish around others. Her beauty often attracts attention from everyone, but it is unwanted attention. Grace prefers the night shift and keeps to herself. She also likes to drink blood over other food. Then, one day, a mysterious and handsome stranger, Malachi, appears. Grace Stone finds out that Malachi is the key to her past, present and future.
Initially, Yesterday's Daughter, was a slow read for me. At the beginning, there were a lot of characters introduced and much description of places and people. The author definitely has a strong sense of using language that helps you visualize scenes and characters however, it was almost overkill in the beginning. I would rather read more about Grace Stone's past, growing up in foster homes and how she became the woman she is now. When Grace meets Malachi and learns the true nature of herself, it became a lot more interesting. I enjoyed when Grace AKA Sapphira learns about Malachi being her life mate and all of her powers. I think these two characters will have a lot of interesting adventures in coming books. I look forward to reading more!

BTW: To anyone who has read the book...what do you think the meaning of the title is??
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: sal654 on Aug. 08, 2012 :
Yesterday's Daughter
by Sallie Lundy-Frommer (Goodreads Author)
What would you do if you were told your life mate was dead and to get on with her life, but you know deep in your heart that you would find her? Well this was Malachi's dilemma for decades. I have to say Malachi is my perfect hero. He is a strong warrior who can be quite brutal in meeting out justice, while at the same time carries his love and tenderness in his heart for Sapphira and never gives up. Meanwhile Grace lives an orphaned life unaware of her true identity and guards her privacy to the point of paranoia trying to deal with the reality of being a vampire alone in the world. The book description / synopsis gives a good overview of the beginning of this story and I will not rehash it. I found the world building for Yesterday's Daughter fascinating and definitely a new take on the concept of vampires and their existence. For me this book had it all; there was sadness, action, joy, and passion. It is my understanding this is the beginning of a series, but it definitely had a satisfying resolution with a teasing possibility of more to come, and I definitely will be on the lookout for the next installment, eager to read the continuing saga. I loved this book, it was beautifully written, and once I started reading it did not want to put it down and would highly recommend it.

I received this book from the author with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jennifer fulbright on Aug. 07, 2012 :
This is a great book, I have been telling people about it. It is different to see someone having to find them self in this paranormal romance. It is not often that you find a different kind of vampire book, well that is what you have here. I hope that there are more to come.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Janie Iturralde on Aug. 06, 2012 :
Yesterday's Daughter by:Sallie Lundy-Frommer...
It's an amazing story of Vampires. It's not your original Vampire story this is something new an amazing. I thought I was done with all the Vampire stories, but when I read this one I couldn't put the book down, suspense, action & romance plus much, much more paranormal Sci-fi stuff, you would not believe how the author incorporated everything together. I loved it so much. Love the title, loved the characters & loved the book cover. I wanted more. Could it possibly be a book series? I hope so! I would love to read more about Sapphira and Malachi. Got to give props to the Author she did an amazing job!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Gabriela Ramos on Aug. 05, 2012 :
I really liked the story. The beginning is a bit confusing as it passes from one character to another very quickly, but the story flows and hooks you in the following chapters to the end, although there are many stories of vampires in recent years, yesterday's daughter adds a twist. I could not stop read all night until I finished. Congratulations to the author and I'm looking forward to more stories of Sapphira and Malachi
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Heidi Woodruff on Aug. 05, 2012 :
The review of "YESTERDAY'S DAUGHTER" by SALLIE LUNDY-FROMMER. The characters in the beginning of the book appear at random and can cause confusion in the reader, thus may leading the reader to re-read previous paragraphs. In addition, there were no smooth transition between scene changes, as evidenced by the author talking about Grace working in the morgue and the next paragraph speaking about Malachi meeting in the crater with the other Guardians.

However, about halfway through he book the characters have been established and there is a more consistent flow of the story. Essentially, the consistent flow after the halfway mark of the book makes the story continue nicely and effortlessly.

In the end, I would definitely recommend this book for others to read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: shona lawrence on Aug. 05, 2012 :
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have read a lot of vampire stories lately, and although they are all different in their own ways and I have enjoyed most of them immensely there is just something about Yesterday's Daughter that makes me want to re-read it immediately.

Unlike most vampire stories you do not find yourself with a strong, confident, all powerful, super being at the start of the story, instead you have Grace, this attractive woman who has escaped from her life in foster care, not knowing where she came from. She is unable to walk in sunlight and has a craving for blood. She suspects she might be a vampire, but refuses to ask for help in fear of being experimented on. When she meets Malachi she finally finds some answers to her questions, including her true identity as Sapphira, as well as some extra questions as to how she came to grow up in the human world.

I am eagerly awaiting the 2nd instalment in this series, and I hope at some point we get to hear of Sapphira's lost decades.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ever Star on July 29, 2012 :
I received this book from the author to give an honest review!

This may have spoilers.
I truly enjoyed reading Yesterday's Daughter, there was action, comedy, suspense, and of course love. There were good guys and bad guys. Though the title did throw me off a bit on what the book was about I have nothing negative to say about it.
The cover looks great I love the eyes that are on it.
Yesterday's daughter is about a young woman named Grace but later on finds out her name is Sapphira (which I love the name by the way). Who is a vampire. She was raised in a foster home and never knew her parents. She works in a morgue and never knew of any other vampires. Until one day she comes home from work and finds Malachi in her apartment. Unknown to her at the moment, she is Malachi's life mate also known as a soul mate. And he knew of her parents. As their relationship evolves into love Sapphira learns that she is a guardian like Malachi and they along with the rest of the guardians fight harvesters. There is a mystery that the guardians are trying to figure out since someone has betrayed them but who could it be?

I do hope that Sallie chooses to write another book with Sapphira and Malachi because I want to know what other powers Sapphira has, and more of the relationship between them too.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: jovhanna caltzontzi on July 27, 2012 :
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review by the author. I loved this book, because it is something new about vampires and other creatures of the night. So if your a big fan of vampire books; you will love this book as I did. This book has romance, mystery, and action what more can you want in a book right? I love the main characters Malachi and Sapphira. But what made me love this book was how the Sapphira became a very strong character. When you start reading it you won't want to put it down till you finish because that what occurred to me and left me wanting more when I finished. I gave this book five starts because it was an amazing and unique read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jane anne on July 21, 2012 :
Yesterdays Daughter is a vampire story with a difference. We don’t have the all knowing confident mind reading male with sparkles or ‘shit kickers’, instead we have the unsure timid female who isolates herself and doesn’t know what she is. This all changes on the day she meets her soul mate Malachi. He has been looking for her for years even though everyone believed she was dead and thought he should give up his search. Malachi now has to teach Grace all about her destiny and about the dangers of the world she is a part of.

This was a very slow off the mark book, it dragged for possibly half the story before anything happened to quicken the pace and it jumped around a bit from one perspective to another which took some getting used to. The characters are well developed though and we are given lots of info and insight to their thoughts and feelings, especially Grace who was easy to connect with because her traumatic childhood makes you want to hug her! The plot itself is well thought out, with surprising twists and unforeseen outcomes.

Sallie Lundy-Frommer definitely has the potential to become a great story teller. This is her debut novel and it is a good book although I found the writing to be inconsistent. Some areas felt over written where other scenes felt one dimensional. I think getting the balance right is something that writers learn with experience and I would enjoy to see more work by this author.

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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Claire Taylor on July 21, 2012 :
I received this book on a read to review basis.

The story is well rounded, with a bit of everything – romance, friendship, action, comedy, betrayal and suspense. The characters back stories are explained as the story moves on and you find yourself quickly getting drawn into the world of vampires.

Despite it being another vampire romance, this one will surprise you with its uniqueness. It was well written, and you see the story from each of the main characters perspectives, ensuring the reader fully understands the motives behind each thing they do.

Hoping there is more to come.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Valerie McQueen on July 18, 2012 :
Grace can't tolerate the sun. Even the slightest exposure leaves her with first degree burns on her skin. Next, her diet is way abnormal -- she prefers bagged blood to human food. Lastly, she lives in isolation in fear that if any of her secrets are ever found out she will be locked away in a mental asylum forever.
Malachi has searched the earth for decades for his lifemate. Sapphira is still alive, he feels it in his bones. Finally, he finds her in New York....her sent is everywhere in the small apartment. However, when he reveals himself to her, he realizes she has no memory of him or what she even is. Grace is really Sapphira and somehow he has to convince her that she is a vampire, she's meant to be a leader for her people, and she is meant to be his. While they learn each other and unlock mysteries of the past they have to learn how to lead their nation to victory over the others who seek to end the vampire race.
This is one of those sit down to read a couple chapters and i finish the book.... it's that good. While we lear Grace is truly powerful, she is also just like an other young woman. She is unsure and sometimes awkward. She seeks acceptance almost shyly. She never gets a huge ego even when her powers emerge. Sapphira remains the true role model always loving caring and just. This is a beautiful story packed with lots of action. Very well written read!!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Valerie McQueen on July 18, 2012 : (no rating)
Grace can't tolerate the sun. Even the slightest exposure leaves her with first degree burns on her skin. Next, her diet is way abnormal -- she prefers bagged blood to human food. Lastly, she lives in isolation in fear that if any of her secrets are ever found out she will be locked away in a mental asylum forever.
Malachi has searched the earth for decades for his lifemate. Sapphira is still alive, he feels it in his bones. Finally, he finds her in New York....her sent is everywhere in the small apartment. However, when he reveals himself to her, he realizes she has no memory of him or what she even is. Grace is really Sapphira and somehow he has to convince her that she is a vampire, she's meant to be a leader for her people, and she is meant to be his. While they learn each other and unlock mysteries of the past they have to learn how to lead their nation to victory over the others who seek to end the vampire race.
This is one of those sit down to read a couple chapters and i finish the book.... it's that good. While we lear Grace is truly powerful, she is also just like an other young woman. She is unsure and sometimes awkward. She seeks acceptance almost shyly. She never gets a huge ego even when her powers emerge. Sapphira remains the true role model always loving caring and just. This is a beautiful story packed with lots of action. Very well written read!!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: ladyjunior2003 on July 16, 2012 :
This is amazing new twist with paranormal written by Sallie Lundy-Frommer as Grace struggles with being left to foster care as a child to being abused until as teenager she decides to leave a start a life on her own. As a young woman with some many questions as who she is and who her parents are but knowing she may never find the answers. Malachi is a Guardian who has been lonely for decades and been searching for his lifemate Sapphira when everyone else says that she went into the void as a child. But Malachi has know that she was still alive and after decades to find her has finally found her Grace. As Grace and Malachi are finally reunited but as the story unfolds they have to go through alot to finally be mated. As the shocks of who has been betraying the Guardians and finding who wanted Sapphira gone. To the harvesters who are their enemy and the new blood they are mixing. I can't wait for more. I highly recommended this is a must read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Books4Tomorrow Reviews on July 15, 2012 :
First off I have to say that the cover of this book is absolutely stunning. And guess what? So is the book!

From reading the blurb, I thought to myself “oh geez, not another vampire love story”. Surprise, surprise! It is another vampire story, but not just any vampire story. It’s a unique tale with a different set of vampires which breaks away from the norm and takes the reader into a wonderful new world with an unusual culture and set of rules, unlike any other vampire novel I’ve read in the past few months.

This author’s writing style is much different to that which I’m accustomed to, and it took me about two or three chapters to get into it; but for me it added to the beauty and style of the book. She also efficiently alternates between the different viewpoints of characters, and thus successfully avoids confusing the reader.

The main character, Grace (Sapphira), lives up to her name and really is a very “graceful” character. She has emotional boundaries that few other characters in the book can breach, but she lets the reader in on her thoughts and feelings, and into her world from page one. The second main character - and Grace’s love interest - Malachi is the epitome of everything we dream to see in the love of our lives. If you’re sick and tired of reading about perfect vampires, then this is the one that will have you falling madly in love with “perfect” all over again. I’m not going to spoil it and tell you why...

What also stood out for me and kept me turning the pages at a steady pace, was the background stories for each of the main role players. I found it fascinating, informative and it helped shape the characters so I could really get to know and understand them as I was following the story.

Why should you purchase this book or add it to your wishlist? Because it’s an action-packed, fast paced, sweet paranormal romance with unforgettable characters and a gripping plot with an ending that makes every minute spent reading this book worth it. And if that isn’t enough, the reader can also look forward to nail-biting intrigue, mystery, tons of secrets and the devil of it all – betrayal. The dialogue is superb and suits the characters and tone of the book perfectly. I won’t think twice giving this book to my dearest friends and family as a gift.

Taking into account that “Yesterday’s Daughter” is Sallie Lundy-Frommer’s debut novel and how splendidly it’s written, I am looking forward to seeing what she will offer her readers next. I found her elegant writing style unique and refreshing, and was left for days after finishing the book, with the same thought going through my mind again and again – this lady can write!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: gloria lakritz on March 01, 2012 :
Grace Stone is a girl who has lived in the foster care system until the age of 17. Abandoned as a small child, Grace has no memory of any family and where she came from. An outsider, she always felt different from any one else and pretty much her life was a lonely one. At the age of 17 she decided that she had enough of the foster care system. She was a beautiful girl and feared the looks she got from her foster father. She was a great student and one of the subjects she studied was computers which gave her the ability to create new identities for herself. She went to work as an Autopsy Assistant at Doctor's Hospital in Staten Island, New York where she worked the night shift. Grace could not work the day shifts and refused to even fill even when needed. In addition to the fact that she could not go into the sun, she also needed to drink blood. These two things lead Grace to believe that she could be a vampire although she really didn't believe in them. She has no idea of who or what she is, until Malachi enters her life.

Malachi is a Senior Guardian of the Firststring. It is his job to protect his people from the Harvesters, a group of humans determined to capture vampires so they can drain their blood. The vampire blood extends their lives and gives them greater strength. But like all good things, they always need more and present a constant danger to the vampires. Malachi comes to Grace's bedroom one night and tells her that she is indeed a vampire and that he knew her parents. When he and Grace were children their parents brought them for the Binding and Gwallye rituals where they were bonded to each other and promised as life mates. Grace was a very young child about four or five years old. Part of the process was for her to be put into a chamber wherein about ten years time she would come out a mature girl and would then be able to decide about whether she wanted to be mated or not. This process ensured the continuation of the vampire species since children aged very slowly, thereby limiting the amount of children delivered. During the ceremony there was a cave in and Grace's chamber was the only one that was crushed. Everyone but Malachi thought Grace went into the void and was dead. Even her parents who searched for her for decades, gave up hope and went into the void willingly in order to be reunited with her. Malachi searched for her for decades until he finally found her. Grace learned that her father Vica was a great scientist and worked at the Harvard Medical School as a researcher. Her mother Elizabeth was a cleaning woman at the school and Vica and Elizabeth fell in love and married. Elizabeth was an African American and she was turned by Vica. Grace is a bi-racial human hybrid whose real name is Sapphira.

As if all that wasn't overwhelming enough she is faced with the fact that there are Harvesters out there that want her. This is a beautiful romantic story filled with betrayals and danger. The betrayal is a shocking twist to the story and it left me totally surprised. The author gives you a real feel for the love between Grace and Malachi, a love that began when they were just children. They find themselves fighting for survival and for their love.

This author has written a wonderful book and hopefully there will be more to come. What a great series this would be.


Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: allie on Feb. 20, 2012 :
Definitely would NOT classify this as erotica, the one reference to sex fades to black almost immediately.

Story is eerily similar to J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series but that could be just me making those parallels.

Basically the story wasn't for me, though I purchased it with a different expectation. Suppose I should've read more of the sample before my purchase.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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