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Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles)by Susan Wiggs
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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 herself and her son. But she still aches for the one thing she can't have.
Until the man once lost to her reappears, resurrected by a promise of love. And now the choice Daisy thought was behind her is the hardest one she'll ever face .
"Daisy Bellamy has spent much of her young life juggling two men — Logan O'Donnell, the responsible father of their son, and wild military man Julian Gastineaux. She's been in love with Julian for years, but he's so mercurial that they've never been able to give their relationship a real chance. Logan, on the other hand, is reliable, stable, and committed to their son. Daisy and Julian finally decide to take the plunge, but their happiness is cut short when Daisy receives word that Julian has been killed in the line of duty in Colombia. Devastated, she takes a year to move on, marrying Logan in order to give Charlie a stable family. Julian, of course, isn't dead; he's been taken prisoner by a Colombian drug lord, and he eventually escapes and returns to Daisy, throwing her into a major dilemma. Wiggs's newest (after Summer at Willow Lake) is improbable in the extreme, with thin characters and contrived conflicts engineered to make the reader like Daisy despite her questionable actions. (Jan.) After splitting with her husband, Emily opens a shoe store on New York's Upper West Side and seems to be getting her life back on track. But then her assistant is stabbed to death with a red Jimmy Choo stiletto, and Emily becomes both a suspect in the murder case and the seeming next target of a sadistic killer with a penchant for fancy footwear. She receives threats in her inbox and her mail box — when the missing mate of the killer Choo slips through her slot. Then Emily's maid is found dead, and it becomes clear that this killer is out to make Emily suffer. Add to her trials a hippie sister recently back in town, an estranged husband who wants her back, and Emily's budding inappropriate thoughts for the lead detective on her case (even though she's still on the suspects list), and you get a fast-paced debut from Siegel (Critters A to Z), a novel that combines two genres — thriller and women's empowerment — with a light touch. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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