The Daisy Chain (An Aliso Creek Novella)
Author: Heather B. Moore
Publisher: Mirror Press
Published: January 31st, 2013
ebook: 65 pages
FTC FYI: I received a free ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Welcome to the Aliso Creek Novella Series
Liz, Gemma, Arie, Jess, and Drew have been best friends since creating “the Five” at Aliso Creek High School. But that was over ten years ago, and each is still trying to find that perfect someone... if perfect is even possible.
Actually, Jess Giles does find her perfect match, but since Charlie’s several years older than she, they never have a moment of harmony from his adult kids who protest the marriage. When Charlie dies in a tragic accident, his kids add insult to injury and sue Jess for her share of the inheritance. The only person Jess trusts for financial advice is Charlie’s financial planner, Preston Michaels. Just talking to Preston on the phone makes Jess feel flustered, yet strangely comfortable at the same time, so she puts off meeting him for as long as possible. When Jess has to attend the formal hearing, she’s about to find out if the man she’s been talking to over the phone for several months lives up to the voice that she’s grown attached to.
Right away I was taken into Jess's story. We meet her on the first anniversary of her husband's death. She is sad and having a hard time coping. Some members of "the Five" come to visit her to cheer her up, but Arie knows there is more to her sadness then what Jess is saying. Even though Jess's husband Charlie was older then her, she truly loved him and misses him. To make matters worse, Charlie's son and daughter are suing Jess for the money that he left her. Her only salvation has been Preston Michaels, Jess's financial planner. They have never met in person, and Preston is asking Jess to come to a scheduled court date. Jess needs to gather all the courage she can to try to be strong to move on with her life.
5 out of 5 stars. I love these series from Heather. Her writing is so strong and I am immediately taken into the story. Her characters are always likable and I care about what happens to them. I can't wait for the next installment.
A Timeless Romance Anthology (Spring Vacation Collection) is out now and Heather is a part of this collection. Arie's story is told in this book. Like the Winter Romance Anthology, there are also five other authors that are part of the collection. Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Heather Justesen, Sarah M. Eden, and Aubrey Mace. I know I will enjoy this!