About the book
Love is a lesson learned over lifetimes.
Spanning three generations, Daisies is a stirring debut novel from a singular talent. In 1954, awkward Gwen Hisel falls in love with the affable Willie Bennett on the dusty Oklahoma prairie. What follows is a harsh life for the two youngsters as they struggle to make the best of their difficult circumstances.
Twenty years later, Sheila Hisel, daughter of Gwen and Willie, marries Darrel McAllister. But while her parents’ love for one another had seen them through tribulation and adversity, Sheila’s own marriage crumbles under the strain of hard times.
Now, if Sheila’s son, Lonnie, ever wants to succeed in love, he must unravel the mysteries of two very different relationships to true happiness.
Meet the author
Joshua Senter was raised in the Ozark Mountains where he was homeschooled along with his four sisters on a five hundred acre farm. He moved to Los Angeles in August 1997 to pursue a degree in filmmaking from Art Center College of Design.
In 2002 he started writing for the hit Showtime series The L Word. A year later, he joined the international phenomenon, Desperate Housewives, where he was nominated for a Writer’s Guild of America award for his episode, Don’t Look at Me. In 2013 Joshua began writing and co-producing a new show for ABC Family, Chasing Life, which will begin airing in 2014. Daisies, is Joshua’s debut novel.
In 1954 Gwen and Willie marry and soon a daughter is born. Their life is hard but they make it with hard work and determination. Their daughters name is Shelia and at age 20 she marries the love of her life but their love won't last through the hard times and their marriage ends. Her son, Lonnie, is now trying to understand exactly what love is so that his marriage doesn't fall apart like his parent's.
This is a great book, I enjoyed getting to know Gwen and Willie as well as Sheila and Darrel. Their marriages were very different. The characters are likeable and the story is written well. I appreciate how Lonnie is determined to find out what works and what doesn't. Interesting and real is how I would describe it.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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