Daisy Does It Herself by Gracie Player

The novel starts by introducing Daisy Monroe, who is 26 years old. She lives in London with her boyfriend Phil and they have been together six years so far.

After a horrible day and a couple of shocking events, Daisy takes a train to – well, she’s not quite sure, but it turns out to be Derbyshire – where she finds the wonderful Bookshop Café, its owner Alex and his boisterous dog Wolf.

What will Daisy do? Will she stay in Derbyshire and start a new life? Or will she go back to London and to Phil?

I really enjoyed this book. It was a light and easy read – and I mean both of those in a complimentary way – and I just kept reading for as long as I could, to know what was going to happen to lovely Daisy. It’s written in a very accessible, chatty style.

The chapters are a good length and with not too much description, which is perfect for my taste. It’s easy to get into the novel and you’re interested in Daisy immediately and wondering what the story is going to bring her. I read the whole novel in two days!

I loved the premise of the story and how she ended up in Derbyshire without meaning to. The village of Upper Finlay is great with its wonderful community and its funny charity shop. I want to visit!! I also loved how the story shows that women can achieve things without needing a man to do it for them.

Overall, it’s a lovely positive novel, uplifting and warm.

9 out of 10


Daisy Does it Herself

Sometimes, the Last Place You Intended to Go is Exactly Where You Need to Be.

When 26-year-old Daisy’s life in London comes crashing down around her, the only thing she can think of is getting away – far away. That’s how she found herself stumbling off a train in England’s picturesque Peak District – 150 miles from home, with no idea why she’d gone there and even less idea how she intended to get home.

As Daisy explores the gorgeous village of Upper Finlay, she glimpses the possibility of a different life. The Derbyshire Dales offer up new friends, new opportunities, and a distractingly dishy object of attraction in the form of local bookstore owner Alex (and his bumbling Great Dane.) When Daisy discovers Alex’s business is in trouble she steps in to save the day.

But London’s Calling – literally. The life Daisy ran away from is calling her back. Why then, is she so reluctant to heed its call?

Daisy’s got a decision to make: Will she play it safe, and return to what she knew? Or is she brave enough to take a leap of faith and create a bold, new life for herself in the last place she’d ever expected?

Daisy Does it Herself is a sweet, uplifting romantic comedy about the power of self-confidence, friendship and of course love! Fans of warm and witty romantic comedies with a guaranteed happily-ever-after will be entranced.

Purchase Links

Universal Link: https://mybook.to/daisy

Author Bio –

Gracie is the author of the romantic fiction novel Daisy Does it Herself.

Gracie loves to create strong, quirky heroines and hopes to introduce you to your latest book-boyfriend crush.

She makes her home in the stunning Peak District in Derbyshire. Where she lives with her partner — amid ongoing negotiations over the size of her book collection and whose job it is to take out the bins!

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Published by karenlouisehollis

53, lives in Lincoln, England. Published writer, book blogger and reviewer, mum, grandma, cat owner, vegetarian. Loves reading and sewing. My second novel is out now - a second chance romance set at the seaside - STARTING AGAIN IN SILVER SANDS BAY.

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