Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant

Heading back to Texas after her grandmother died since she was named in the will was the last thing Katie expected to be doing, but it might have been something good since she and Liam were having some problems.

On her way to the airport, she and Liam were mugged and the only thing Katie had was a maxed-out credit card, sixteen dollars, and her driver's license that she managed to keep from the mugger.  He took her phone, her computer, and all of her clothes.

Other obstacles were waiting for Katie when she arrived in Texas. Her mother as usual wasn't there to help, but her cousin Scarlett picked her up in a monster truck, took her to grandmother Margaret's home, and left her to the memories in the house until Scarlett could come back the next day.

THE DAISY CHILDREN takes us back and forth from the time of the explosion in 1937 of a school in New London that killed at least three hundred children and subsequently caused the birth nine months later of siblings of the children killed in the explosion to present day family members and situations. 

Sofia Grant has written a captivating tale that takes us to Texas as we follow Margaret's granddaughters, Katie and Scarlett, as they find family secrets while cleaning out her home.  As Katie and Scarlett search through things in their grandmother's house, secrets come out about many things that were unknown.
THE DAISY CHILDREN has an interesting story line based on this true event accompanied by Ms. Grant's beautiful writing and marvelous descriptions that take you inside the story with the characters and allow the reader to perfectly visualize everything.  

Ms. Grant's beautiful writing style quickly pulls you into the book's story line and historical telling of the 1937 event.

The characters are genuine and true to their era and add a wonderful dimension to the book.  Most of the characters are likable.

THE DAISY CHILDREN is a lovely, heartwarming saga revealing family secrets through letters and photographs with the story being wrapped around this little known historical event. 

Women's fiction fans will adore this book and will want to recommend it to everyone who loves family drama, family history, and family secrets.

The ending was terrific, and I didn't want the book to end.  5/5

This book was given to me as an ARC
by the publisher exchange for an honest review. .  All opinions are my own. 


  1. This book sounds really intriguing, Elizabeth. The cover's pretty, too. Terrific review!

    1. Thank you for your comment on my review, Suko.

      It was very good.

      Thanks for always commenting and leaving such nice comments.

  2. I love when letters and photos are used in a novel.

    1. It is a good technique.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.