From the outside looking in, Lily Lockwood-popular star of the hit TV show "St. Joes"-seems to have it all. She has recently been nominated for an Emmy and her star is on the rise. Lily shares her beachfront Malibu home with her gorgeous actor-boyfriend Jamie. Perfect? Not so fast. Within a microcosmically short period of time, the whole thing falls apart when she learns that this boyfriend, on location shooting a Western, is riding horses all day and his curvy co-star all night. Then, before Lily can catch her breath, she gets words that her beloved mother, bestselling author Daisy Lockwood, has had a near-fatal car crash and is in intensive care in New York.
Lily flies from Los Angeles to be with Daisy. Once there, she must make critical life-and-death decisions. While sorting through her mother's papers, Lily makes a shocking discovery about her mother that threatens to shake Lily's very foundation. This sets Lily on a journey as she seeks to unlock the riddle of her mother's past.
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About the Author
Alison Caiola has written scripts, screenplays (mostly romantic comedies), and articles in popular lifestyle magazines. Like her character Daisy in The Seeds of a Daisy, Alison has a son-J.D. Daniels-who is a successful award-winning actor and author. She currently resides on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island with her Malti-Poo daughter-dog Emma, surrounded by vineyards, farms, and wonderful friends.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lily Lockwood is in the middle of a crisis. Her love life is falling apart, and she is in the middle of a shoot for an episode of St. Joe’s. An unexplained recurrent pain in her stomach is nagging her, and now people are urgently trying to reach her, she’s had eight missed calls to be exact. Eight missed calls! Her mother, her only living relative, has been in a terrible accident and is in a coma in a New York hospital. As her mother’s closest friends gather for support, Lily talks to her mother, begging her to open her eyes. Her mother is not only all the family she has, but she is Lily’s confidant, her manager, and is the source of moral support. Lily cannot imagine life without Daisy Lockwood, mother and famous author. Lily hears a rumor that there was someone else in the car. As she tries to unravel all the mystery around the accident, she discovers the identity of the passenger who was thrown from the car. Who is this stranger, and can she deny the attraction between her and the stranger’s brother? What about her former boyfriend? Can she forgive him and move on? I am not a fan of movies or television, but I was immediately drawn into this story. Caiola writes vividly and creates both characters and a plot that are memorable. Her characters jump off the page and perform right before your eyes. Lily could have been written into the story as a perfect, unflawed person, but again the author stepped up and created an actress and daughter who had beauty and talent, but also issues any real person might have. She depended on her mother to make her decisions, but with her mother in a coma, she suddenly had to step up and not only make her own choices, but decisions for her mother as well. There are several conflicts to be solved, and Caiola accomplishes this easily. The main one, of couse, is whether or not Daisy can come out of the coma. There is also the matter of Lily’s romance with Jamie, and if it an be salvaged. The circumstances surrounding the accident, the mysterious second passenger, and the passenger’s gorgeous brother play here too. THE SEEDS OF A DAISY is an entertaining, must read book for those who enjoy chick lit, a bit of glamour of the Hollywood scene, and engaging characters. THE SEEDS OF A DAISY is book one in The Lily Lockwood Series.