Does Tom regret his past with his daughter?

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Re: Does Tom regret his past with his daughter?

Post by Maulyne » 09 Oct 2017, 14:54

Yes because he agrees to take care of his granddaughter Sarah as a compensation to where he did not take of his daughter. In addition. He regrets for not being there for her because he left when she was three tears old

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Post by fatemeh133 » 09 Oct 2017, 15:05

He certainly regrets it and mentions that he should have done more. The book does not do a good job of telling how he lost touch with his daughter. I mean, Ruth leaving him and going to Fletcher, is not an automatic for him losing a daughter. He is the father after all. And even with the guilt I think he takes way too long to start building a relationship with Sarah

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Post by meteku4 » 10 Oct 2017, 12:36

fatemeh133 wrote:He certainly regrets it and mentions that he should have done more. The book does not do a good job of telling how he lost touch with his daughter. I mean, Ruth leaving him and going to Fletcher, is not an automatic for him losing a daughter. He is the father after all. And even with the guilt I think he takes way too long to start building a relationship with Sarah

You have a very strong point.
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Post by Kat Kennedy » 10 Oct 2017, 16:21

I think Tom feels much regret. This is seen in his reaction to finding out about Sarah's being put in danger by her step-father, Fletcher, a repeat of his abuse of Becky. But Sarah has gained strength through her experiences and that is partially due to Tom, at least situationally. I think we will see these two grow closer. Perhaps a way for Tom to atone for not being there for Becky will be protecting Sarah.
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Post by Atabon Della » 14 Oct 2017, 17:24

He does regret his past with his daughter, Becky, he even was pressuring Sarah to tell him stories about her, remember!!!
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Post by Monroe1987 » 15 Oct 2017, 00:45

I think he has a lot of regrets concerning his daughter and even Ruth. As the story progresses, I think he starts to see a second chance with Sarah.
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Post by jonaya » 15 Oct 2017, 14:33

yes he did and that is why in the first place he did not wish Sarah to accompany them to peninsula as he did not wanted to face what he faced with his daughter

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Post by Ash and Stars » 16 Oct 2017, 15:15

I definitely think he regrets his past with his daughter. However, I feel that he will learn from his mistakes and do better with Sarah
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Post by Amagine » 19 Oct 2017, 21:24

Ash and Stars wrote:I definitely think he regrets his past with his daughter. However, I feel that he will learn from his mistakes and do better with Sarah
I sincerely hopes he do better with Sarah.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 20 Oct 2017, 00:42

Yes I clearly feel the regret in Tom's heart for not providing adequate help and support to her daughter. And after listening abusive behavior of Lynch with his daughter and then granddaughter Tom becomes more furious. So we can comprehend that Tom's responsible attitude towards Sara is due to this background.
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 20 Oct 2017, 10:16

Ash and Stars wrote:I definitely think he regrets his past with his daughter. However, I feel that he will learn from his mistakes and do better with Sarah
Yes I agree, he can't let his past regrets get to him too much, as he's been given another chance with Sarah.
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Post by Amagine » 23 Oct 2017, 22:18

Gingerbo0ks wrote:
Ash and Stars wrote:I definitely think he regrets his past with his daughter. However, I feel that he will learn from his mistakes and do better with Sarah
Yes I agree, he can't let his past regrets get to him too much, as he's been given another chance with Sarah.
Hopefully he doesn't mess up this last chance.

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Gingerbo0ks wrote:
Ash and Stars wrote:I definitely think he regrets his past with his daughter. However, I feel that he will learn from his mistakes and do better with Sarah
Yes I agree, he can't let his past regrets get to him too much, as he's been given another chance with Sarah.
Hopefully he doesn't mess up this last chance.
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Post by jonaya » 24 Oct 2017, 08:10

in as much as Tom regretted his past life with his daughter Becky, but this time around he did not mainly because Sarah seems to be much wiser than her real mother and again Tom wanted to collect the mistake made.Yes Tom will make a better parent for Sarah

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 24 Oct 2017, 11:56

I hope Sarah gets to stay with Tom in the next book.
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Post by jonaya » 25 Oct 2017, 03:35

yes He really did as he was comparing the behavior of her child and that of her grand daughter Sarah .I see that Sarah is ready for anything unlike Becky

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