Inspired by true events, in Sofia Grant’s powerfully moving new novel a young woman peels back the layers of her family’s history, discovering a tragedy in the past that explains so much of the present. This unforgettable story is one of hope, healing, and the discovery of truthSometimes the untold stories of the past are the ones we need to hear...When Katie Garrett getsInspired by true events, in Sofia Grant’s powerfully moving new novel a young woman peels back the layers of her family’s history, discovering a tragedy in the past that explains so much of the present. This unforgettable story is one of hope, healing, and the discovery of truthSometimes the untold stories of the past are the ones we need to hear...When Katie Garrett gets the unexpected news that she’s received an inheritance from the grandmother she hardly knew, it couldn’t have come at a better time. She flees Boston—and her increasingly estranged husband—and travels to rural Texas.There, she’s greeted by her distant cousin Scarlett. Friendly, flamboyant, eternally optimistic, Scarlett couldn’t be more different from sensible Katie. And as they begin the task of sorting through their grandmother’s possessions, they discover letters and photographs that uncover the hidden truths about their shared history, and the long-forgotten tragedy of the New London school explosion of 1937 that binds them....
|Title||:||The Daisy Children|
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The Daisy Children Reviews
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I won a proof book in a Goodreads Giveaway contest by William Morrow Books and this is my honest review. Some grow up having never known or even met their extended family due to choice of their parents, or perhaps going back further generations. That is the case with Katie, having met her Grandma Margaret, Gomma, once as a child, all because she and her mom didn’t get along. Years later, with a career, husband and life in Boston, Katie receives word that her Gomma has passed away and left her in her will. This news comes at a time when she is just laid off of work, discovers once again she and Liam are unable to conceive, and her marriage is a little unstable. Katie returns to New London, TX, meeting her cousin Scarlett for the 2nd time, to not only find out what her Gomma left her, but who she was. The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant is written in two voices, Katie and Margaret (Gomma). Katie and her cousin Scarlett, also left in the will, immediately hit it off. Although Scarlett grew up around Gomma, there is a lot of her Grandma’s past unknown. As the ladies clean out the house they eventually find little bits of history in letters and a journal that sheds light on life for two generations of women. Unfortunately it’s not near in depth of what we the reader learn through the telling of Margaret’s past as a daisy, or replacement child. The discord between her and her own mother, and later a mother to Katie’s mom. This is the second book I read which tells both modern day character’s life and the past life of another, in which I find myself more interested in the past. I loved all the characters of this story, the heartache and hope for the future generation.
Take a wild ride from Boston to New London, Texas by reading this new novel by Sofia Grant titled “The Daisy Children”. This is a story that encompasses 80 years and is chock full of unexpected surprises. The story alternates between Katie Garrett’s life and that of her Grandmother......Gomma. Historically based it details a 1937 tragedy and the replacement children called the Daisy Children. The characters are nicely developed and each has their own interesting story to tell. This is a fast read and is difficult to set aside because you want to know what secrets are uncovered and how it will all end.....with sadness or happiness?. A great contemporary women’s novel.Thanks to Goodreads Giveaways and Harper Collins Publishers for providing the ARC of this novel that’s due for an August 2018 release. I enjoyed this book.......as the cover states “Sometimes the untold stories are the ones we need to hear”.
*Disclaimer- I won this book from a Goodreads first-reads giveaway.The Daisy Children is a novel that is inspired by a tragedy that happened in 1937. An elementary school exploded due to a natural gas leak. Many children perished and thier heartbroken parents had another child very quickly. They formed a club of sorts, called the Daisy Children.Katie Garrett, living in Boston, receives word that her estranged grandmother has died and has left her an inheritance. She travels to rural Texas and forms a relationship with her distant cousin Scarlett, as they both uncover secrets about their grandmother and her relationship with the Daisy Children. I enjoyed this book vey much and found it hard to put down. I highly recommend The Daisy Children.
I was fortunate to win this early release book through Goodreads Giveaway from William Morrow and I am grateful. I personally did not know about the New London school explosion and reading this book certainly prompted me to research further. How the author took this tragic event and then built a story around it spanning over generations was amazing but so life like. People make choices that can haunt lives for years to come. It is a sad story based on the school explosion, one can always wonder what if it did not happen but it did and for generations to come it left its mark. Thank you for sharing an advanced copy.
I loved this book. Great story. Katie, who lives in Boston, has had almost no relationship with her mother's family in Texas. Her grandmother dies and leaves her something in her will. She travels to Texas, where she meets her cousin, and learns about her family. Katie is the granddaughter of one of the Daisy Children, the children who were born to parents about nine months after a tragic accident at the local elementary school that killed hundreds of children. Alternating between Katie's life and her grandmother's life, I raced through the book.
When Katie Garrett receives an inheritance from a grandmother she had met just once, she travels back to Texas to claim it. Once there, she begins to uncover the secrets her family had hidden for years. One of the stories she uncovers as she searches for her past involves the Daisy children, children born to replace some of the hundreds of children killed in a school explosion in 1937.
I enjoyed reading this book very much. It had a lot of unexpected turns and was hard to put down when you were reading. You always wanted to find out what was happening next.