Book Review of Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk 8)

Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk 8)
Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles, Bk 8)
Author: Susan Wiggs
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

Readers of this series already know the earlier part of Daisy's story, a spoiled wealthy teen with divorced parents, attending an exclusive private school, becomes pregnant at a drunken teen party but rises to the occasion to become a loving and independent mother. She continues her education and leads a busy but lonely life, committed to her son Charlie, but separated always from the love of her life, Julian, while maintaining a pleasant but platonic relationship with Logan, the father of her son. This book has a more intricate plot than many others in this series and almost anything I write about the book after this point becomes a spoiler, so if you dont want to know the plots ups and downs before reading the book, best to stop reading now. Okay, for those who dont mind more information about the book, Julian, product of a broken home and raised in a dangerous neighborhood, soars despite the odds to become an Ivy League graduate and Air Force officer, and after proposing to Daisy most romantically, races off to another continent on a secret mission, which goes tragically wrong, and is suddenly out of Daisy's life and dreams. The funeral scenes for the young soldier were so tragic and sad, they actually had me weeping. After Julian's death, Daisy makes more selfless life decisions and remains unhappy and lonely in a loveless marriage for most of the rest of the book, but don't despair, Susan Wiggs takes pity on her readers and gives us a happy ending to warm our hearts. I'll confess to being so depressed and sad halfway through the novel that I shamelessly read the ending to see if things got better for Daisy before continuing the book, something I almost never do. This book is an emotional roller coaster, and another great addition to a series I have loved.