The Daisy Children: A Novel
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 truth.
Sometimes the untold stories of the past are the ones we need to hear...
When Katie Garrett ge...more
On March 18, 1937, the deadliest school disaster in American history happened at New London, Texas, when an explosion ripped through the school and killed an estimated 296 students and teachers. Others ultimately wouldn't survive the injuries they received that day, bringing the death tol ...more
Heading back to Texas after her grandmother died since she was named in the will was the last thing Katie expected to be doing, but it might have been something good since she and Liam were having some problems.
On her way to the airport, she and Liam were mugged and the only thing Katie had was a maxed-out credit card, sixteen dollars, and her driver's license that she managed to keep from the mugger. He took her phone, her computer, and all of her clothes.
Other obstacles were waiting for Katie ...more
This is a well-written, well-researched novel inspired by true events. The story centers on the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that occurred due to an undetected natural gas leak killing around 300 students and teachers. The story behind this novel is nothing I have ever read about before so I was reading through this book like a crazy pe ...more
Some of you might like this kind of story ---- I did not. The other reader -- sorta.
Early on in the story, an explosion in Texas killed many people including many children. So, the story begins. Families that lost their children wanted to start over with ----- replacements. And there you go -- the stories begin.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow for this free review copy!
Set in Texas and based on the true events of the New London School Explosion of 1937, Sofia Grant managed to do what almost no one else has for me recently in fiction ~ introduce a NEW historical event into my reading life.
The Daisy Children alternates between present day and events of the past, tying together 4 generations of women in a hear ...more
As Katie travels to Texas for a reading of her grandmother's will, subjected to one disastrous occurrence after another, she has nowhere to ...more
In 1937, several young lives are tragically taken when a gas leak causes an explosion at their school. Several families immediately have “replacement” children which are referred to as the "Daisy Children". Caroline and Hugh Pierson are one of the families whose “replacement” daughter Margaret is quite willful and stubborn which often puts her at odds wi ...more
The book goes between the present, where Katie finds out she inherited part of her estranged grandmother's estate and the past, where we find ...more
The Daisy Children is based on the real life story of the New London Texas School explosion in 1937. Several hundred people perished, mostly children. This book tells the fictional story of one of the Daisy Children, conceived to replace their lost sibling. This book is so heartbreaking and moving. It shows, with great compassion and caring, what these families went though and how it forever affe ...more
In Boston, Kate has just lost her job, and she and her husband are having problems conceiving a baby. Kate's husband works crazy hours at his job, and has become more distant. When Kate gets a letter i ...more
This story is filled with generations of secrets left for Katie and Scarlett, cousins who have been named in Margaret's will, to discover. Katie has only met her grandmother, Margaret, one time while Scarlett was very close to her.
I really enjoyed this book and thank William Morrow for the advanced copy won in a Goodreads giveaway.
The Daisy Children is a novel based 1937 school explosion that killed many children in a rural Texas town. Many of the families reproduced within the year, replacing their lost sons and daughters. This is the fictionalized story of one family and four generations. The focus is on the women, their offspring daughters and the fraught relationships the mothers and daughters had and the secrets they kept. It begins in present day ...more