Daisy (The Newport Ladies Book Club)
Can I just state the fact that I think even in this modern time Women are still somewhat at a disadvantage. I think that we have to stick up for each other and not demean the gender. Not to get all girl power on you, but I love it when women can spend time together or work together to create something and there is no drama and no cattiness.
Imagine my surprise when I hear about a new book series “The Newport Ladies Book Club”. Not written by 1 author, but by 4 different women. With different publishers. How they managed to pull it off, I have no idea.
The second book in the series (but the only one I have read) is about Daisy. Daisy is frustrated with being a mom. She has raised two daughters by herself and she is finally at a peaceful place in her life with her children grown, a grandchild on the way, happily married. When her life throws a wrench in her plans her new found book club friends stand by her side.
I find is stressful to read books about motherhood being hard because I am just at the beginning of my journey into this and I am finding the day to day grind difficult. I relate to Daisy in this fact and I literally feel her feelings and frustrations.
I appreciate how Daisy is forced to grow up in a way and learn to see the other side of the story. I think that sometimes there is a completely different side that we never considered existed. I also like that this character was real, with real adult problems. It wasn’t ditzy with dream endings and a knight in shining armor to trot in and save the day.
The Actor and The Housewife
Athena (another in the series)