finished reading

This is the debut of a new-to-me author so as I read it I couldn't help but compare her later works to it.  Consistent are the wit and wisdom, the compelling, authentic characters.  They are flawed people that I feel like I know.  Although it's cliche, there is much I enjoyed.  I wasn't sure about Daisy--but her character grows so much that it's easy to feel like the panic attacks are happening to me, too!  

From the publisher:
Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast cancer three years ago. How can this be happening to her again?

On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant "Cancerversary" with her husband Jack to celebrate three years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: Her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it's an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. Death is a frightening prospect - but not because she's afraid for herself. She's terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but otherwise charmingly helpless husband when she's no longer there to take care of him. It's this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife.

With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jack's perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy's forced to decide what's more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband's happiness - or her own?

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

As I read the synopsis, I thought the cover was more and more perfect.