Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Best of Daughters by Dilly Court - TLC Book Tour

Despite her privileged upbringing, Daisy Lennox has always longed to make something of her life.

She is drawn to the suffragette movement, but when her father faces ruin they are forced to move to the country and Daisy’s first duty is to her family.

Here she becomes engaged to her childhood friend – a union both families have dreamed of.

But, on the eve of their wedding, war is declared, and Daisy knows her life will never be the same again…

About the Author:

Dilly Court grew up in North-east London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband.

Dilly is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author in the UK, where she has sold over a million books to date. Her books have this year been released for the first time as ebooks in the United States. Print and e-editions are available in Canada and Australia.

My Thoughts:

Being a huge lover of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs and the WWI era, this book was right up my alley.

The story starts off with Daisy arriving home late after fleeing from the police who arrived at her Suffragette meeting.  She is met by her sister Beatrice who quickly helps her change into a decent gown before their mother realizes she was gone and where she was gone to.

I loved Daisy, she is this beautiful, outgoing, independent young girl who is trying to figure out who she is.  She is at the point in life where she rebels and does things behind her family's back, especially seeing that she is the daughter of a stockbroker who is quite well off. 

The book setting is very much in keeping with Downton Abbey and all the others around this era, Daisy is expected to marry her childhood friend Rupert, and though he is a good looking and a good match for her, she wants something more.  She goes through a moment of being attracted to her father's mechanic but when World War I kicks off, everything in her life is thrown into chaos and it's how she deals with all of these emotions and problems that really makes the story for me.

I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed this book, not only was it well written and set in a time period that I love, but there were so many other aspects of WWI that were brought in and I found myself learning quite a lot.  Some things I already knew, but others were new to me and that my friends is what I call a good book.

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing me with a review copy.


Deb said...

Thanks for the review. I think I would likewise enjoy this one - will look for it! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Susan said...

Wow! I can't wait to start this book. Thanks!

Heather J. said...

I'm a huge fan of this time period so I'm excited to see how much you enjoyed this book!

Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

- Heather J @ TLC Book Tours