Daisy Bellamy was fortunate surrounded by people she loved and who loved her yet searched for the great love of her life. There are times when you have to settle for safe and steady even though still tempted by fiery and risky. Her life seemed shaped by mistakes made over the years. Having Charlie as a teenage unwed mother was a whopper, but never regretted. Charlie was the focus of all her love and her life. The fact that Logan – Charlie’s biological father – turned out to be a pretty great dad and had uprooted his life to spend time with his son while sharing parenting with Daisy made him a central figure in her life. Logan wanted to be more than just Charlie’s dad and dependable baby sitter. He wanted Daisy. You want Daisy to find love and happiness but at the same time a part of you somehow wants to keep her separate from Logan. She appears happy with him but you wish for her something more. Julian Gastineaux was the love of Daisy’s life – the boy who added sparkle to a rather unspectacular albeit Manhattan life style. Julian’s dare devil antics often landed him in trouble but Daisy relished the time they spent together and the way he challenged her to step out of her comfort zone and take risks. Let’s face it we don’t choose who to fall in love with – if we did we’d go the easiest safest route possible – right? So don’t ask Daisy why Julian was the love of her life. She’d just shake her head in bemusement. They were the epitome of the odd couple – the boys with dreadlocks and the uptown blonde girl. Julian encouraged her to follow her dream of photography art and not just settle for event photographer. By capturing life’s happiest moments she figured out a way to find her own. The sight of happy couples actually made her cry – in private of course – she would never let anyone see how vulnerable she really was. Daisy in turn encouraged Julian to use his talents, intelligent and focus them toward something positive. So it seemed natural that Julian would choose a life in the military. Theirs was a great friendship built on mutual trust and need which led to an enduring love that seemed destined to self-destruct. Their love was really palatable even if never consummated. And as life took a terrible turn it certainly looked as though they were truly star crossed lovers.
Susan Wiggs takes us on an adventure with Marrying Daisy Bellamy. At times merry and oft times heart breaking but never dull. Like a roller coaster ride this story takes us through some high moments and some very deep declines while keeping us involved in the lives of these people whose expectations of a life together doesn’t make sense and yet keeps the optimist in all of us alive. You have another reason to love Wiggs…Enjoy!
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….