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Marrying Daisy Bellamy

(Lakeshore Chronicles #8)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  6,714 ratings  ·  358 reviews

Daisy Bellamy has struggled for years to choose between two men --- one honorable and steady, one wild and untethered. And then, one fateful day, the decision is made for her.


Now busy with a thriving business on Willow Lake, Daisy knows she should be happy with the life she's chosen for her
Paperback, 428 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Mira (first published 2011)
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Feb 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Fani *loves angst*
It started well, but after a point I was bored. Perhaps it's because it was more women's fiction than romance, but it was obvious from the start that those two were meant to be together and it was just reading through a list of obstacles thrown one after the other, that seemed to do little more than delay the inevitable. No character development in between (perhaps because both heroes featured in previous books in the series and the author felt we knew them already), no change in their feelings. ...more
Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Daisy Bellamy finally gets her own story in Marrying Daisy Bellamy. I did not enjoy the story as much as the storytelling. In the end, I cannot help feeling that Daisy's journey has just begun. She has made her choice but yet that final choice is not developed and explored leaving much to be desired. Nonetheless a great start to Daisy's story where she gets the to opportunity to find her way in life.

Daisy is no longer the troubled teenager with a chip on her shoulder trying to deal with the chan
Debbie Chilson
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
Thanks to my Kindle, I breezed through most the Lakeshore Chronicles in the space of a few weeks, most of them on my vacation last week. I fell in love with Avalon, the people living there and the way Susan Wiggs portrayed them.

Marrying Daisy Bellamy was a difficult read for me, due to the subject matter. Because, like Daisy, the love of MY life is overseas right now, giving his all for the good of his country. In her struggles to find with Julian always at a distance, I was reminded of myself a
Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc

Susan Wiggs delivers an emotionally packed tale full of wonder, disbelief and excitement. Fans of the Lakeshore Chronicles series will finally get the answers they have been waiting for in the latest installment.

First, I have to admit that this is the hardest review to write. Not only am I emotionally charged from reading this book but it is such a three way love story that I don’t want to give anything away. From the beginning I didn’t know I would be this invested in Daisy’s future. She starte
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
Susan Wiggs has done it again. She has given us a well-written story of young people who make mistakes, suffer loss, and manage to end up hopeful in spite of it all.

Those who have been reading The Lakeshore Chronicles already know the backstory of these characters, but anyone who has not read the other books will find plenty of well-executed flashbacks to fill them in. Have a box of tissues ready, there is plenty in here that may have you crying. Wiggs is so skilled that none of it seems like em
Lady Lioness
Sep 25, 2012 marked it as old-borders-reviews
I was so looking forward to this book because I have been a fan of Daisy's since she first appeared. The back blurb doesn't really give an indication of whom she'll end up with, but it soon became apparent that (view spoiler) is in the military and he is tossed from a helicopter about a quarter of the way through the book. I had to flip to the end to find out what happened because my heart was in my throat. I have a difficult time ...more
Kara Hansen
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Marrying Daisy Bellamy marked my final book for 2019 as well as my 40th book read this year! This is the eighth book in the Lakeshore Chronicles series, and as much as I love returning to the cozy town of Avalon, I found this story to be on the predictable side. This story follows Daisy Bellamy ( who we met a few books back), and her struggle to choose between two men...while her choices and decisions are at times frustrating, this was still a decent book.
Kelly Moran
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Daisy Bellamy first met Julian Gastineaux as a teen at a summer camp in Willow Lake. Though there was an undeniable attraction between them, they remained only close friends, sometimes from afar, through adulthood. But now Julian is taking the leap, and Daisy can't help but jump too. But when Julian is killed in action in Columbia, a devastated Daisy does the only thing she can-- she settles for Logan O'Donnell, the father of her son and one night mistake five years ago. Then Julian returns, and ...more
Marcia  Haskell
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
"There are days on Willow Lake...
Daisy Bellamy has struggled for years to choose betweet two men - one honorable and steady, one wild and untethered. And then, one fateful day, the decision is made for her.

When the wind is so still and the water so calm...
Now busy with a thriving business on Willow Lake, Daisy knows she should be happy with the life she's chosen for herself and her son. But she still aches for the one thing she can't have.

You can almost hear your heart beat...
Until the man once
Amanda Ainge
Mar 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit-series
Ok, so I read this book because I've read the entire rest of the series, and maybe I was just grumpy the day I read it, but I just thought it was ok. I usually really enjoy reading this series, but I didn't love this book. Maybe the series has simply run its course for me. I don't know. I'm not going to go into particular gripes, it would reveal the plot, I'll just say that I was glad to finish it and I wish I had borrowed it from the library instead of purchasing it.
Katherine Coble
Apr 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
Wiggs is a favourite author of mine.

I would encourage anyone whoenjoys herbooks to pick up and read any of them. Except this one and Lakeshore Christmas.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another light and enjoyable summer read! I have been enjoying this series by Susan Wiggs.
Dec 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, 2011
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Mar 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
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Jan 16, 2011 rated it liked it
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Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
This is my first book from Susan Wiggs, so it is basically a standalone novel for me. I liked the character of Daisy - she is smart, she longs for a stable life and she makes stupid mistake. She is like the kind of people we know, which is why it made this book so readable. Yet, I wished for more stories on Julian. I feel that the book rushed through her relationship with Julian, and same goes for Logan. There was just so much I wished the story could explore - on Daisy's love for Julian and her ...more
Mar 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a hard book to review. I loved it and yet there were aspects of it that I hated. I've learned that I'm not a fan of a character having to choose between two people. I don't mind waiting for the happy ever after, but I want to at least know WHO is involved. There was such a struggle for Daisy – she and Julian and Logan had to go through SO much in this book, and there were so many times that you knew what was going to happen and you didn't want it to but all you could do was watch. I real ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series, the Lakeshore Chronicles makes the many family members seem like part of your own family. Daisy's character was one who wouldn't stay in the background. Her story took over, and when the Lakeshore Christmas was over, we were all left frustrated. Who would Daisy end up with- Julian, or Logan, the father of her child? Without giving away spoilers, you will not be disappointed to see how it all turns out. I'm one of those who reads the end of a book before I actually finish it, in this ...more
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This book got off to a fairly slow start. I wasn't expecting Daisy, Logan, and Julian to still be so young. And then Daisy took a wrong turn after about a third of the book. I couldn't understand why everyone was encouraging her to get on with her life. Conventional wisdom is that it takes a full year to get over a relationship in which you are fully invested, no matter what caused it to end - divorce, death, break-up, whatever, and it COULD take up to three years. Otherwise you risk making a de ...more
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Marrying Daisy Bellamy was a touching read. It is Susan Wiggs at her finest.

Blond, sweet-natured Daisy met brown, dreadlocked Julian when they were mere adolescents. Then in adulthood, both people realize they’ve cared for each other ever since that long ago summer at Camp Kioga.

Although they would love to be together, they find that life and responsibilities keep pulling them apart. When finally this interracial couple decide they will make a go of it, the unexpected happens...

The author, Su
Dec 05, 2010 rated it liked it
I really struggled with how to rate this book. I waffled between and 3 and a 4. Ultimately though I rated it lower because I don't think this book works effectively as a romance novel. The hero and the romance get short shrift, imo. Don't get me wrong, the book is romantic because the H/h and stupid in love with each other and they struggle to get to one another. But the journey to their HEA is ultimately unsatisfying.

Otoh, if I were reading this book as Women's Fiction then I'd probably have gi
Jan 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have loved the Lakeshore Chronicle books since the first one came out lo these many years ago. I love series books to begin with, and these are really well done. I am assuming that this is the last book in that series (sniffle) as it seems to tie up the loose ends, the biggest of which is WHO DOES DAISY MARRY? Daisy has been in all the books and gone from a rebellious teen to a teen mother to a successful photographer. There have been two men in her life, the father of her son who is a truly g ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fantastic! This is a great series, and this is by far my favorite book of the series. It was so well done- the characters, and their reactions to the circumstances that they were in, were very real, not overly romanticized, and I felt connected to the characters and their stories. Difficult to put down, once I got past the rehashing of stuff that had happened in previous books (which I felt was overdone a bit). Loved the fact that I had no idea how this book would turn out to have a HEA, so inst ...more
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Miniseries: The Lakeshore Chronicles

"This is the latest Lakeshore Chronicles and while I've enjoyed all of them this is by far and away my absolute favorite. It has the same depth of story that many of Ms. Wiggs' non-Lakeshore books have had. It's a very personal and very real feeling story and I found myself so absorbed in it that I dreamed about it! lol" From a review posted by an eHarlequin member, to read more go here.
Nov 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
Skimming. Disappointed.
I am tired of the world's social issues being a part of the books I read. In the last two books of Wigg's I have read there was breast cancer, PTSD, torture, Colombian drug lords, and divorce and it's effects on children through generations. I read to escape. I will choose her books much more carefully from now on. I read these issues, hear about these issues every day, in the news, on the radio, and all over the internet. Don't want it in my escape.
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
I don't know about this one. It spans years and yet it doesn't. It strains credulity from Part I on. Did I stay up to finish it? Yes. Was it worth it? Probably not. I liked the characters, I just didn't believe the story. As I think about it, what I didn't like was the book felt like a lecture, rather than someone's story, or tale.
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
I like a good sappy romance as much as the next girl, but this was just so painfully predictable. I skimmed through pages and endured the main characters thick headed ness just to get to the end. I thought the author wasted the readers time with plot lines that weren't relevant and a story as predictable as a lifetime movie.
Lavada Dee
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another five start story. This story was so 'real'. I found the plot riveting but the characters made it great. I rarely include what the book is about in reviews and do more of an impression than a review. I would read this story again.
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Susan Wiggs I've read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the characters, they seem like real people and the plot was unique and emotionally engaging. Will read more by this author.
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