In the second Daughters novel, The Daughters Break the Rules, Carina confronted her complicated relationship with money and her powerful father. Now readers will shift to Hudson's perspective. . .
Daughter of pop star phenom Holla Jones, Hudson Jones is struggling to find her own place in "the family business," aka: show business. Like her mother, Hudson is a gifted singer and songwriter; unlike her mother, she has a serious case of stage fright. Hudson's own debut album is about to drop and she's beyond nervous--how can she explain to Holla that she'd rather play low-key songs with a regular teen band than perform power-pop ballads in front of a packed club?
Described as "down-to-earth overachievers who crave normalcy" by Publishers Weekly, Lizzie, Carina and Hudson speak directly to tween and teen girls. In Hudson's story, readers will discover an exciting backstage pass to the entertainment industry and a relatable heroine figuring out how to pursue her dream of performing.
Praise for The Daughters: "A thoroughly enjoyable debut. . . Who knew? Stars' daughters--they're just like us."
". . . Joanna can totally relate to her characters cause her own life was total inspiration for the book! In The Daughters, you'll read about best friends Lizzie, Carina and Hudson as they navigate normal high school life (drama and all!), along with the glitz and glamour of red carpet events."
Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York City. She holds a BA from Brown University and a JD and an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Rules of Summer and the Daughters series, and lives and writes in Los Angeles.