Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles Series #8)

Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles Series #8)

by Susan Wiggs
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Marrying Daisy Bellamy (Lakeshore Chronicles Series #8) by Susan Wiggs

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….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426884269
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Series: Lakeshore Chronicles Series , #8
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 7,495
File size: 429 KB

About the Author

Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America. Visit her website at

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Marrying Daisy Bellamy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 236 reviews.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Daisy Bellamy has struggled to get where she is today, a coveted photographer, okay it's a wedding photographer and not the free lance artist she's dreamed about, but it's a start. She hasn't always had an easy life even though her family synonymous with and an icon in Avalon NY. She's made many mistakes getting to this point and however reckless she and Logan O'Donnell were in the conception of their son they've made up for it by being great parents and staying fast friends. Logan wants more but Daisy's unsure and one of the reasons is sexy Julian Gastineaux, see she's been in love with Julian since that first summer they met, at Willow Lake, the summer before everything changed, the summer before her wild weekend with Logan and the conception of Charlie. She thought over time that those feelings would diminish but she was wrong because Julian is still the erotic star of her dreams both nighttime and daytime. But Daisy knows or should that dreams don't necessarily come true and that happiness is what you make of it. Will she and Julian find happiness, will she find it with Logan, will she find it at all. Believe me the journey will be worth it to find out. In this episode of The Lakeshore Chronicles Susan Wiggs gives us the plot that all military families can relate to and at the same time be appreciated by the general population as well. She explores emotions that are not always pleasant and she makes her characters look at themselves honestly in their mirrors, while she takes her reading audience through the proverbial wringer. She gives us flowing dialogue that we can actually visualize in our minds eye. Her characters are all from her beloved series, some we've known from the beginning and some are just making our acquaintances but all are impeccably portrayed and important to this story. Her hero and heroine are the ships that pass in the night and unrequited love kind. The ones that you heart cries for but you're never sure what peril will befall them next. And yet they are strong minded people who you could easily see as an acquaintance or friend. Her heroine is an outstanding example of female fortitude and moxie mixed with the angst young people feel especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Her romance is heartbreaking, heart wrenching, sad and happy, full of longing and promise. Her love scenes are hot and sensual without being over descriptive or crude. If this is your first trip to picturesque Avalon NY, you've certainly chosen a good time to visit because Ms. Wiggs has outdone herself in this epic love story and I assure you that in the annals of romance this will be at the top of the all time best. If you are a fan and loyal reader of The Lakeshore Chronicles you will be happy to see all your old friends to catch up with as well as the featured story. This novel has every bell and whistle a romance fan could want, but if you want to know who marries Daisy Bellamy, well then you'll just have to read it for yourself. This would make an excellent stand-a-lone novel, but after you've read it I'm sure you'll want to go back to the beginning and see where it all began and keep on reading until you're a rabid fan just like the rest of us. When in the far distant future archeologists want to describe the great American Romance, Marrying Daisy Bellamy will be on display. Thank you Susan Wiggs for this first must read of 2011.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book of all time. I read it in one session without breaks. Read it.
aw36 More than 1 year ago
Finally, the long anticipated story of Daisy Bellamy. I have to say I was a little disappointed. I am a huge fan of Susan Wiggs and this series. I really enjoyed seeing Daisy's character grow throughout the series.I feel like I have waited forever for the conclusion of Daisy's story and I'm sorry to say that I just didn't care for it as much as the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I have always been a BIG Daisy fan. And this story had me emotionally from happy to sad to elated! I'm so glad the author wrote the Daisy story!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Avalon, New York, wedding photographer Daisy Bellamy continues, as she has for years, strugglling to choose between two wonderful men who love her. She adores both hunks. Julian Gastineau could never live by Willow Lake while Logan O'Donnell could. However, everything changes between the trio when Daisy gives birth to Logan's offspring Charlie. Yet nothing changes as in spite of having a child with a man who wants to raise a family with her, Daisy still has wet dreams involving Julian. She knows one day she will have to select between two lovers; one safe and nurturing while the other is wild and carefree. The latest Lakeshore Chronicles (see Snowfall at Willow Lake and Summer at Willow Lake) is a profound character study that looks deeply into the souls of three protagonists. Daisy understands responsibility but desires running around the world as a crisis photojournalist. Julian offers her the freedom to soar anywhere; Logan offers her a safe haven to raise their child. Readers will enjoy this complicated relationship drama summed up by the Roy Orbison and Joe Melson song Running Scared. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great love story it deserves at least a 4+
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
This is the type of novel that makes you cry big, ugly tears, then puts you back together again. Wiggs writes with an eloquence that speaks to your heart. Life and love come to the forefront as heartbreak strikes close to home. The in-depth and intricately crafted novel took me on an emotional rollercoaster while providing me a glimpse into the Catskills. Throughout most of this novel I felt as if the two main characters were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Both of their individual struggles broke my heart, yet at the same time, also gave me hope. The intimate look at daisy’s photography was like a window into her soul. Julian is a hoot and a half throughout most of this novel, torn between love, duty, and an adrenaline addiction. I thoroughly enjoyed the look at how everything that happened affected Charlie. Even as a child he was a major player in the novel and a key component in his parents’ lives. Once again Wiggs has created a novel that captured me heart & soul. Her one of a kind storytelling combines with her intricate detail to bring it all to life.
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I love all of the books in the Lakeshore Chronicles. Read all of them, if you get the chance. Susan Wiggs is a great, creative writer.
mosesmom More than 1 year ago
I so enjoy Susan Wiggs Lakeshore Chronicles. Her characters become friends who welcome me into their lives.
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Finally Daisy and Julian get it togetber. A lovethat never dies but keeps growing through all the troubles and heartaches.
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LLou More than 1 year ago
It isn't often that I have tears of sadness and joy while reading the same book, but this did it! Marrying Daisy Bellamy was the best book of the Lakeshore Chronicles as far as I am concerned. I had several opportunities to read this book out of sequence, but thankfully I didn't. Knowing the history of the characters and their families added so much depth and appreciation to Daisy, Julian and Logan's story. Through her writing Susan Wiggs demonstrates a profound understanding of human nature and drives. I always find myself wanting more when I finish one of her books.
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So many others have given away the entire plot in their reviews. I will just say this - I loved all the books in this series, but this book is awful. It was painful to read. Not a good piece of work.
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I loved it
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AuthorKellyMoran More than 1 year ago
Daisy Bellamy first met Julian Gastineaux as a teen at a summer camp in Willow Lake. Though there was an undeniable attraction between them, they remained only close friends, sometimes from afar, through adulthood. But now Julian is taking the leap, and Daisy can't help but jump too. But when Julian is killed in action in Columbia, a devastated Daisy does the only thing she can-- she settles for Logan O'Donnell, the father of her son and one night mistake five years ago. Then Julian returns, and Daisy is forced to choose between the life she has, and the life she always dreamed about. I'm, once again, really disappointed with the back cover blurb on this book. Like previous books, it gives away the entire plot. My take is in the blurb above, and you can see what I mean. In saying that, I've been a long-time fan of Wiggs for years, and this didn't disappoint. In fact, I found this one more gut-wrenching and heartbreaking than most. As typical Wiggs style, she creates a vivid picture of setting and characters that forces you to turn the page. Some may remember Daisy from previous books in the Lakeshore Chronicles, and those of you who do won't be let down.