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Daisy (The Newport Ladies Book Club)

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  592 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews
Forty-six-year-old Daisy feels like her life is finally where she wants it to be. Her last daughter is almost out of the nest, she's remarried to a wonderful new man, and she's just recently joined a book club with some fascinating women. But when Daisy faces an unexpected pregnancy, she'll have to rely on her family and her new friends like never before.
Paperback, 269 pages
Published April 2012 by Deseret Book (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kaye Hanson
May 22, 2012 Kaye Hanson rated it it was amazing
Super! Delightful! Even better! The second book in the Newport Ladies Bookclub—Daisy, draws me on to the third and fourth, Paige and Athena, that aren’t out for several months yet. Rats. The presence of characters we have already met in the first book, Olivia, are so intriguing to me that I go back to that book on my shelf and reread the bookclub meetings where the characters are together. I love seeing the events from different points of view. I make a mental note to look in a future book to se ...more
Danyelle Ferguson
May 29, 2012 Danyelle Ferguson rated it liked it
I started this series with Olivia, which was an enjoyable read. When I started to read Daisy, I realized that each book covers the exact same time period, same book club conversations, etc. but from a different character's point of view. I was very disappointed. I thought each book would pick up where the last one left off and continue the show the growth of the women's friendship and changes in their lives. Daisy was very well written and a great read, but because I knew so much about her from ...more
Apr 11, 2012 Lacey rated it really liked it
Wow, another stellar novel from the Newport Ladies Book Club. I thought Daisy's character seemed very real, especially in her thought process. While the book is a little depressing, it's very real. There isn't any "fluff" which is nice. :) It was also interesting because this was the 2nd book in the parallel novels, so I knew what the outcome would be at the end of the book. It was interesting to have the same events happen in the book with a different perspective.
Oct 19, 2012 LuAnn rated it really liked it
I love Josi Kilpack's Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery series, and I loved the first book of the Newport Ladies Book Club series, Olivia by Julie Wright, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. We were first introduced to Daisy as we met Olivia and the other women in the forthcoming volumes of the series, though her membership in the book club. In the earlier book, we only learned the highlights of Daisy's situation, a nearly empty-nester, ready to take on being a grandmother, whe ...more
MaryAnn Dennis
Jun 07, 2012 MaryAnn Dennis rated it liked it
Daisy by Josi Kilpack #2 in The Newport Ladies Book Club series

Daisy is not at all what I expected. I'm not sure what I expected. She is a very complex character with a lot of back story. She is so well drawn that I really didn't like her. In the beginning of the book, Daisy is very self-absorbed, and the center of her own little universe. I soon realized that Daisy's annoying frailties were the result of the author's finely crafted character development. I wasn't told Daisy was self-absorbed. I
Apr 16, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
"Motherhood is not for the faint of heart" starts off the backliner on DAISY. This novel is about so much more than motherhood, womanhood, wifehood, and friendship. It's a remarkable journey of a woman who is given a second chance--even though she doesn't know at first if she wants it. With things getting more and more complicated at home, she looks for something to do other than work and be a mom, so she joins a book club, hoping that she can have at least one thing that's sane and normal in he ...more
May 25, 2012 Mina rated it really liked it
What I am liking about this series is the concept that everyone, regardless of first impressions or even our own view of ourselves, everyone has trials, burdens, talents, weaknesses, and everyone needs support and to have people who will make the effort to understand.

Daisy is a fun character. I liked her better, at first, than Olivia. I can't really identify with where she's coming from, attitude-wise, but I really appreciate where she is headed. The message that it's never too late to be differ
Katie W
May 28, 2012 Katie W rated it it was amazing
Daisy had a rocky start as a mother (17 year old, unwed), but feels like she has life under control now as a 46 year old. Her oldest daughter is about to become a mom and her youngest daughter is a senior in high school. By coincidence, she gets invited to join a book group and accepts, meeting some women who become great friends when her world comes crashing down around her.

I don't know what it is about this series, but I am loving it!!! I love how each book delves into a different character a
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
May 19, 2012 Aimee (Getting Your Read On) rated it really liked it
I'm so excited to be a part of the continuing reviews for The Newport Ladies Book Club. I love this idea of writing books that are set in the same point in time but from the life and view of four different ladies. Daisy is the second book released. Olivia was the first book. One of the great things about these books is that you can pick them up and read them in any order.

I really loved Daisy. The book and the character. I think Daisy has the experiences and mind set that many women will relate
May 01, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
This is the second book in the "Newport Ladies Book Club" series. These books are less chronological steps that lead readers through a tale and more companion stories that look at events through the eyes of each individual character. It is a fun and intriguing twist on your everyday "series" of books.

In this book, Daisy is a forty something mother of two older daughters who is looking forward to plunging back into her own life now that her daughters are grown. She has a husband she adores, a jo
Aug 05, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
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Laura Madsen
May 12, 2012 Laura Madsen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
The Newport Ladies Book Club Book 2: DAISY, by Josi S. Kilpack

This series is such a neat concept it makes me wonder why no one ever did it before. Four books, each told from the first-person point of view of a different woman in a group of friends, each written by a different accomplished author. (The authors are friends as well as collaborators.) The first novel, OLIVIA, written by Julie Wright, told the story of one woman in a book group whose marriage is threatened by her husband’s feelings t
Apr 30, 2012 Nashellej rated it really liked it
DAISY is an incredible story of a forty-six year old woman who cannot wait to "check 'motherhood' off her list of things to do". However, life never goes the way we expect it to and this is something Daisy remembers very soon as her plan for herself and her future changes. She is forced to reevaluate her past and humble herself to accept the help of women she hardly knows, but comes to love and depend on. Daisy's involvement in a local bookclub helps her form friendships and gather the courage t ...more
Brooke Berry
Jun 21, 2012 Brooke Berry rated it liked it
Can I just state the fact that I think even in this modern time Women are still somewhat at a disadvantage. I think that we have to stick up for each other and not demean the gender. Not to get all girl power on you, but I love it when women can spend time together or work together to create something and there is no drama and no cattiness.
Imagine my surprise when I hear about a new book series “The Newport Ladies Book Club”. Not written by 1 author, but by 4 different women. With different publ
Feb 15, 2013 Cherie rated it really liked it
Shelves: mormon-fiction
I decided to read this book because (1) I have really enjoyed Josi Kilpack's culinary mysteries and (2) I thought the idea of having four writers meeting together weekly to completely coordinate their stories of four members of a book club, telling the story from the viewpoint of the woman about whom they were writing, sounded like a very unusual and interesting idea. I think it was Josi Kilpack's idea to get the other three LDS women authors together with her to do this project. Kilpack's chara ...more
Jun 28, 2012 Toni rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series "The Newport Ladies Book Club" The book brought a lot of tender feelings to the surface. I almost wondered if somehow Josi had gotten hold of my journal (yes the same line as in my review of Olivia). As I read the story (which I had a hard time putting down) I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. Even though there are four different authors, they are doing such a fantastic job at interweaving the main characters lives and stories. The firs ...more
May 11, 2012 Colleen rated it really liked it
Daisy has always been a strong willed woman and found it hard to let others take care of her. Her youngest daughter is close to graduating and leaving the house, but when her daughter leaves to live with her dad, before the planned date, she finds it hard not to look back and see what she did wrong while raising her daughters.
Her husband Paul has other things on his mind, like fishing. When Daisy finds out she is pregnant, she is afraid to tell Paul, since she assured him she could not get preg
May 02, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it
Book Two of The Newport Ladies Book Club series follows Daisy, a forty-something mother of two who is counting down the days until her youngest graduates from high school. She can't wait for this new "freedom", but encounters several HUGE bumps in the road. Part of coping with the changes in her life is done by joining a book club and making some new friends.

Since each book in the series is the same story, but told from a different point of view, you have a general idea of what is going on with
Rachel Devaughn
May 31, 2012 Rachel Devaughn rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Daisy” by Josi Kilpack which is book 2 of the Newport Ladies Book Club. I actually found it so enjoyable and relatable that I stayed up late just to be able to finish the book in one night. This book would be considered Christian Fiction but is not preachy or unrealistic in any way. I like that some of the same scenes in the first book “Olivia” were also in the book “Daisy” but obviously from another characters perspective. Because the book “Daisy” takes place durin ...more
May 20, 2012 Lara rated it really liked it
I was excited for this installment of the series because in Olivia, Daisy had seemed to be one of the more enigmatic characters and I was excited to understand her better.

Poor Daisy. I totally understand the difficulty in being a mother, even though my experiences have been much different. My youngest started Kindergarten this year, and will be a first grader in the fall, and I am so looking forward to working more and having more time to myself. When I type that out, I feel guilty and think it
Erin Reed
May 17, 2012 Erin Reed rated it it was amazing
Daisy is book number two in this great series. It is amazing to realize that every mom sees this experience in a different way. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to start ALL OVER. You think you are about to become free to travel, to vacation, to play, only to have the rug pulled out from beneath you. Then to lose the only support you had. It was heart wrenching to read at times, but love does pull us through. Jodi does a fantastic job telling Daisy's story. I loved it!!

This is a great s
Tamera Westhoff
May 14, 2012 Tamera Westhoff rated it it was amazing
Wow! I can't even begin to imagine how Daisy felt getting pregnant for the third time without meaning to! Especially after trying to comfort a coworker who just had a failed IVF treatment! She was having a hard time with her teenage daughter and then to add a surprise pregnancy would be hard! Her oldest daughter was having her first baby at the same time too! Luckily she had a support group in the newly started book club. Without them, I'm sure she wouldn't have done well. It was a wonderful way ...more
Jan 23, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it
I recently read Daisy, the second stand alone book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series. Each book is written by a different author from the perspective of a different member of the book club. This one was written by Josi S. Killpack, the author of the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series; one that I've spent many lovely hours devouring.

As I read Daisy I found it to be an interesting experience--reading many of the same events but from another perspective. Daisy's life has it's own set of
Jul 13, 2012 Dlora rated it really liked it
The next book in the Newport Ladies Book Club following Olivia. All four books in the series, cover the same time period but from different viewpoints. In this book, Daisy is nearing the empty-nester time of life and she's really looking forward to it, after having been a mother since she was a young teen and had her first child out of wedlock. She and her new husband have been making plans for travel and adventure when Daisy discovers she is pregnant--at age 46--not the future she or her husban ...more
Apr 23, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
Daisy is looking forward to being able to check off the motherhood box on her lifetime-things-to-do list. When she discovers she's not as close to being an empty nester as she had hoped, she also discovers that what she thought was life playing a cruel trick on her was really life offering her a second chance.

Daisy joins a local book club with the hope that she can keep one part of her life normal. Through the friendships she cultivates with these women, she's able to uncover pieces of herself t
May 14, 2012 Brooke rated it really liked it
Daisy is a forty-something soon-to-be empty-nester with a long bucket list of things to do once her youngest daughter moves out. She soon finds out that it's going to be a very long time before she gets to anything on that list. Some challenges come her way that threaten to upend everything that is normal and predictable in her life.
Daisy finds much-needed strength and support through her Book Club ladies. Although this book can be read separately from the series, I loved reading about many of t
May 22, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading "Daisy", the second installment of the Newport Ladies Book Club series. I could empathize with her anticipation of her last child leaving home and making plans for the future with her husband. Of course life usually doesn't follow our plans!

One of the important themes in these books, in my opinion, is judgement. Daisy is guilty of judging all of the women in the book club. As she gets to know each one individually, she realizes that she has misjudged them all. It is a wake up
Jul 13, 2012 Gayle rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
This is the second book in the Newport Ladies Book Club -- each book focuses on a different woman in the book club but takes place over the same time period. I loved the first book (Olivia) and while I enjoyed this one as well, I didn't connect with the main character quite as much. In fact, in the first part of book I really didn't even really like the main character (although I suppose that's a sign of good writing for how well-drawn the character was). She grew on me by the end and it just go ...more
May 14, 2012 Sharee rated it it was amazing
None of us are immune from trial and adversity in our lives. God allows each of us-no matter our skin color, our religion, our marital status, or our age-to experience difficult things in life. Fortunately he puts people in our lives to support us and help us get through those difficult times. Daisy has always done things on her own, but she now realizes that she doesn't have to go through life alone. She relies on new-found friendships to help her face this new experience in her life. She gains ...more
Jul 07, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Daisy, the second book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, is by Josie Kilpack. I quite enjoyed reading about the same time frame through the eyes of a different character. Seeing Daisy, reluctantly, at first become a part of the book Club, and watching her grow and share her problems with the other ladies, was an enjoyable read. The trials which she goes through, while different from my trials have helped me to find a perspective and appreciate the growth my own trials have brought into my ...more
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I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child in 1998 and haven't stopped. My most recent books have been The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series and "A Heart Revealed," a Regency Romance novel.

I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, children, and cat.
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