I am giving away a copy of Daisy!
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Deseret Book
Published: April 2012
Paperback: 269 pages
FTC FYI: Review copy
Goodreads Summary: 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 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.
Daisy has had a difficult life. She was pregnant at 17, and never married her daughter December's father. They broke up, and Daisy went home to her Catholic parents. She worked, while her mother helped by taking care of December. She then met Jared about 10 years later, and had Stormy. They married, but things weren't perfect. Daisy got pregnant again, and this baby was supposed to save their marriage. Daisy miscarried, and her and Jared divorced. Daisy knew all about the life of a single mother.
Daisy know has been married to Paul, her "prince", for 3 years. They both have older kids, and are looking forward to a life without kids and responsibilities they bring. Every though Paul's daughter Mason is older, as well as Stormy, Daisy seems to be counting the days Stormy moves out, and her and Paul can have the life they have both always dreamed of.
Life doesn't always happen the way you plan...
I loved this book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters of the Newport Ladies Book Club through Daisy's eyes. Enough time has passed since I read Olivia by Julie Wright, and the details of the book club meetings are now in Daisy's perceptive. I enjoyed the book club meetings, and it was as if reading them for the first time. I loved Daisy's character, she is a very strong, smart gal. I enjoyed her journey, and the lessons she learns about herself, her family, and also the joys of close friendships. Most of all, how she needed to ask others for help.
4 1/2 out of 5 stars. Read more about the Newport Ladies Book Club. The next book is Paige by Annette Lyon, and it comes out in August of this year.
I am giving away of copy of Daisy. Please leave a comment below. I would love it if you would follow this blog, but it is not required. Contest ends Wednesday the 4th of July.