Monday, September 5, 2011

Notes in Review: Daffodils

The love of her life rejected her when she needed him most. Ten years later, he’s back and wants a second chance.
But Margaret Ellington is no longer the lovelorn young girl to whom Lukas North said goodbye even as she mourned the loss of her father. She’s a grief-stricken widow who harbors a tremendous amount of guilt for not having loved her husband enough. Peter was a good man, a beautiful soul, and he adored her. But Margaret’s heart had never been completely his, having already been lost to Lukas a decade before.
Margaret flees her life in Jamestown. Teaching in the same school where Lukas also teaches is too hard; memories of Peter in the house they shared are too vivid and painful. She starts over in a new town, with a new job, a new house…a whole new life.
But Lukas has no intention of letting her go this time, and Margaret finds herself reluctantly involved in a long-distance relationship. Slowly, she begins to trust again, and opens herself to the possibility that she might still have a future with the love of her life.
Can their blossoming romance survive the revelation that Lukas is hiding something from her?
This debut novel is an excellent showcase for the author’s talent. Daffodils is a sweet, touching story that makes the reader believe in love. Margaret’s heartbreak, sorrow, guilt—and cautiously re-emerging love—are expertly portrayed, tugging at the heart strings and tweaking the emotions. The pieces of the storyline come together, amidst a charming display of buds and blossoms, into a beautifully woven romance that won’t be easily forgotten.


Donna B said...

Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Delia, for a beautiful review! I am so glad you enjoyed Daffodils - and you have portrayed it here so well, thank you!

Delia Latham said...

Oops! Sorry, Donna - I completely forgot to let you know I was posting this, but I'm glad you found it. lol I very much enjoyed Daffodils, and sincerely hope my Bookshelf readers look it up and treat themselves to a wonderful read!