Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Daisy by Josi S. Kilpack

Daisy by Josi S. Kilpack

Daisy by Josi S. Kilpack is the first to be released book in a collection of four books, each focusing on a different character from a common book club, and each written by a different author, all of which I have had the please of meeting and learning from. 

It took me a little while to get into Daisy's story. I'm used to reading young adult and it was hard for my brain to make the switch from fast paced angst to the internal workings of a mother's mind. 

Daisy is teetering on the edge of empty-nesthood, and she is ready to embrace it. When she finds out that she is pregnant, everything changes. 

Things don't come easy for Daisy, as her second husband never planned to have more children, and life with her teenager is not roses. I like the fact that Daisy's story doesn't end up tied up with a pretty ribbon. She learns and grows and becomes a better person because of the adversity she faces. 

Daisy's monthly meeting with her book club sustains her in ways she couldn't have anticipated. I love getting to know the other women in the book. I'm looking forward to getting to know Athena, Olivia, and Paige, all of whom have their own book that tells their stories. I'm interested to see how the authors weave each of the characters around each other. 

Oh, and Josi included a recipe at the end of the book--and you know I love food in books!

Daisy is a fun start to a great new set of books that are perfect for spring break and summer reading.

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