Daisy's Back in Town - Rachel Gibson

this was such a sweet, heart-warming romance! the best thing about gibson's novels is how she transforms the simplest of stories into something absolutely magical.

 

daisy, steven, and jack have been best friends since second grade. right after graduating from high school, daisy married steven and they moved out of town. now steven's dead and daisy's back in town, with something huge to tell jack.

 

the main romance is between jack and daisy, who were sweethearts before steven married her. it starts out with jack wanting nothing to do with the girl who broke his heart and ran off with his best friend, and daisy refusing to leave him alone, to the fire between them reigniting, to jack hating daisy all over again when he finds out the truth about what happened 15 years ago, to their very well-deserved happy-ever-after.

 

i really liked daisy in the beginning, even knowing what she'd kept from jack. but once jack finds out and we get to hear how he feels about everything, i got angry with daisy on his behalf. eventually though, as jack learns to accept the past and finally let go of his anger and sadness, i got over it too. i was cheering for these two throughout, and the ending was just perfect.

 

now, onto book 2. :)