When you were a child did you ever feel like you didn't belong to your family? Maybe you pretended that you were the child of a princess or an orphan left in the woods? Sometimes it's a romantic adventure and sometimes it can be the clear longing of our hearts. For Daisy McCrae it is her reality. Even though Daisy was taken in by the McCrae's when she was three and loved as one of their own, she's never really fit in and has never had what one might call a sisterly relationships with her siblings.
Now her life is turned upside down and she's moved back home. Or to be more exact she's moved in above the family bakery and she's helping out her sister since her parents are no longer able to run the bakery. Up to her eyeballs in family all around her and dealing with her own relationship issues Daisy has more than enough to deal with without reopening her own existential issues.
But there's more to come, and on her first day back in the shop a woman comes in and tells her that she dreamed of Daisy the night before. She also tells Daisy that she knew her birth mother and saw her just before she abandoned Daisy. Did this woman let anyone know this happened? Of course not, and Daisy is pissed. The next morning though this woman is dead, but a journal she had is delivered to Daisy. What Daisy decides to figure out is what does a journal from the 19th Century have to do with her and what is she going to do to get her life back together?
Daisy is dealing her past, her future, and just trying to get through one day at a time. You'll want to go through this journey with her. This first women's fiction novel by Richmond area author Mary Ellen Taylor will speak to you with the beauty of the writing, as well as, the story.