Daffodilsby Donna B. Snow
Lukas North is determined to reclaim the love he threw away ten years ago. He’s
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Margaret Ellington is not only grief stricken after her husband dies, but guilt ridden as well. Her solution? To run away. Hoping to escape the memories of her failure as a wife, she vows never to marry again, not even if it's Lukas North, her first love who's now returned.
Lukas North is determined to reclaim the love he threw away ten years ago. He’s willing to give Margaret time to recover from losing her husband, but letting her go is not an option.
Margaret is wary of another long-distance relationship with Lukas—after all, it didn’t work the first time—and when she discovers he's been keeping a secret, she panics. After the mistakes they made in the past, can their relationship be rebuilt on anything less than complete honesty?
Can Lukas prove his devotion, and can Margaret learn to trust that both Lukas and God want only what's best for her?
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Reviewed by Laura D. for Readers Favorite Daffodils by author Donna B. Snow is a beautiful story of love lost and found again. Margaret Ellington has recently lost her husband, and she decides to move to another city to make a new start. But on the day of her move, Lukas North shows up on her doorstep...Lukas, her ex-fiancee, who broke their engagement a month before their wedding day without a goodbye; he just left her a letter, and she hadn't seen him or spoken to him in 10 years. Now, on the day she wants to forget the past, he shows up on her doorstep seeking her forgiveness and to renew their relationship. This is a quick read but is a very nice story about forgiveness and renewal. The author has done a great job, and if the story had been a little longer, she could have really built up the relationship between the two main characters so that the reader would feel more empathy. The story was over and done with so quickly that it really didn't resonate with me. However, the message is clear, and it is an entertaining read, nonetheless.
Lukas returns to woo Margaret after deserting her 10 years earlier. But he must prove himself before she opens her heart to him again. I liked Lukas' persistence, patience and gentle way with Margaret, who isn't sure if she has the courage to open her heart to him again. To what lengths will Luke go to prove his love? Will he break Margaret's heart once more? Or is this second chance a blessing from the Lord? Donna B. Snow has crafted a beautiful love story of heartbreak, forgiveness, and a second chance to make things right. Her characters are real and her plot is intriguing. I recommend this to anyone who wants to be caught up in a sweet, tender, love story. I look forward to reading more books by this talented author.
With vibrant characters that have a surprising past, Daffodils is captivating from the first page. This story's main theme of God's forgiveness is shown in the healing way that He brings two people together despite everything they've been through. First, there's Margaret. She's the main character and she's had such a dynamic life up to the opening of the story that it's easy to see that she's a strong woman who has loved and lost much. Then there's Luke, Margaret's high school sweetheart. He enlisted after her father died, right before they were due to be married, with no explanation beyond a note. They still care about each other, but won't admit it. The story opens with a major change in process, Margaret's move to Solsta an hour away. I don't want to give it all away, but I definitely recommend reading this book. It's a bit short, but that's okay. I finished it in one sitting (truth be told, I couldn't peel my eyes away). If you like Christian romance, then this book is definitely for you. And I hope to see more from this author soon. The writing style makes it hard to look away. =)
Daffodils is a delightful read about two teachers, Margaret and Lukas. Margaret has lost a husband and moved to try to escape her pain and heartache, only to learn that it moves right along with her. Lukas, her first love, disappeared when she lost her father and needed him most. A decade later, he reappears as her colleague, and she changes jobs and towns. He shows up with the church community to help her move to the new town, determined not to lose her again. But he discovers he can't just walk back into her life so easily. She's no longer a teenager in love, but a woman. This touching, heartwarming story showcases how people change over the years. Will Margaret be able to trust Lukas when he let her down in her time of need? He strives to illustrate he's there for her, but how long will she be able to count on him this time? I loved the way she wrote about teachers and how Lukas bought her first flowers for her new home. He understood her need to make the new house a home. This book has a beautiful cover and makes an enjoyable read, but I felt it was too short. Before I knew it, it was over. Perhaps it was so good I just didn't want to see it end. If you're looking for a perfect light beach read, this is it! I bought my copy through Barnes and Noble as a Nookbook.
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.
Margaret's choice to run away from the pain of losing her husband is one I can identify with completely but grief follows you wherever you go. Life goes on and you can't run away from pain, you have to face it and work through it, a lesson this heroine learns with the help of her hero.....If she can trust him after the mistakes he made when they were younger! I applaud Ms. Snow's ability to write such a sweet, heartwarming story with true-to-life characters. Kudos!
A sweet story with a beautiful message.