Friday, May 11, 2012
Daisy/Josi S. Kilpack
"Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. And no one knows that better than Daisy. Raising two kids as a divorced, single mom, Daisy has faced each and every one of the obstacles in her life with courage and determination.
Now with her oldest daughter ready to have a baby of her own, her youngest daughter ready to graduate from high school, and her new husband, Paul, ready to embrace the life of an empty-nester, Daisy feels like she might finally be able to check "motherhood" off her list of things to do.
Except life often has a mind of its own. When, at the age of forty-six, Daisy suddenly finds herself facing a very different future than the one she had planned-and an uncomfortable evaluation of the past she thought she understood-she realizes that there is still some growing up she needs to do.
Looking for a distraction to escape the growing tension at home, Daisy joins the Newport Ladies Book Club, where she meets Paige, Athena, and Olivia-unlikely friends who offer encouragement and support when Daisy's perfectly crafted life is turned upside-down."
This is the second book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series. Reading the first book Olivia prepared me to read this book and finally understand what Daisy's point of view was. Daisy has always been a strong willed woman and found it hard to let others take care of her. Her youngest daughter is close to graduating and leaving the house, but when her daughter leaves to live with her dad, before the planned date, she finds it hard not to look back and see what she did wrong while raising her daughters.
Her husband Paul has other things on his mind, like fishing. When Daisy finds out she is pregnant, she is afraid to tell Paul, since she assured him she could not get pregnant since she had her tubes tied 15 years earlier. She finds herself all alone except for her new friends from the book club, who help her come to terms with the trials in her life.
This book was filled with lots of emotion and takes you on a journey you could only hope ends in a happy ending, but not every story can have that, and who is to say that Daisy will not have a happy ending, even if it is not your kind of happy ending? I cant wait to find out more about the other characters in the book club, and hopefully get some more information on Olivia and Daisy through these other ladies eyes.
The next book in the series is Paige, and is written by Annette Lyon. It should be coming out in September and the book after that is Athena written by Heather B. Moore, which should be out in November. Julie Wright wrote Olivia, the first book in the series. All these Authors are great at making these books come to life and weaving different, yet real situations into their characters. Happy Reading!!