Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stolen Daisy Review

I had the honor of reading my friend's debut book.  I was so worried that I wouldn't love it, having promised that I would give an honest review.  First, I would like to commend her for making her dreams come true with three little ones at home to care for.  Most people don't fulfill their dreams, or life gets in the way, but Rachael did it.  She did it and she did it beautifully!

Do you love suspense? 'Stolen Daisy' will take you on a thrill-ride of high stakes, rising tension, and the ultimate betrayal.

A dark past. A dangerous secret. A deadly disappearance.

Samantha Beckett has one goal of her 12-year-old existence: the
safety of her three-year-old sister. And that responsibility is just
enough to keep her head above the tumultuous waters of their
mother's rage. Then one stormy spring day Samantha comes face
to face with her worst nightmare and she knows her world will
never be the same.

Will Sam find the courage to trust the police before it's too late?

The fate of this young girl rests in the proficient hands of Detective
Brody, but even with a dream team of law officials on his side, time
is quickly running out. The investigation is surrounded by secrets
and deception at every turn, and the closer Brody gets to the truth,
the more he understands what’s at stake, and it is almost more
than he can bear.

A beautiful reminder that love will overcome the dark shadows of evil.

'Stolen Daisy' sheds light on child abuse, human trafficking, and the evil which hides among us in plain sight. So, too, does it teach us how a single person can change the course of someones life, and create self-worth out of hopelessness; of how pure intentions will effect change for the greater good of humanity.

Rachael takes you by the hand and leads you into the lives of two little girls that are being abused.  The girls are two very lovable characters.  You will find yourself wrapped up in their lives pretty quickly.  The book is very descriptive and you become part of the lives of these little girls.  I had to take many breaks because I was getting so emotionally involved in these girls. 

The book is filled with suspense, deception, and best of all love.  It will take you on a thrill ride! 

It will also make you aware that we need to fight harder.  We need to fight against human trafficking.  Human trafficking is now hitting so close to home.  When we recently were in Georgia the help lines for the trafficking were everywhere.  We need to band together to keep our girls safe.  We also need brave people to take notice of child abuse.   

I love that  Rachael is bringing such important issues into her debut novel.  I hope that it motivates you to take action.  I know it motivates me.



The trailer makes your want to start reading it right away.  Go here to purchase Stolen Daisy.

Want to know more about the author?  Here is her bio!


"Rachael Isaacson wrote her debut novel, Stolen Daisy, after unexpectedly losing her job of 15 years. Her son, then in kindergarten, announced in class that he was going to help his mommy find a new job that makes her happy. The moment his teacher shared this with Rachael she, for the first time, had absolute clarity. She picked up her old dream and never looked back. Now almost three years later Stolen Daisy is published and growing a fast following of readers and fans."

Would I recommend this book?  Yes!  It has a little of everything.  There is murder, suspense, and kidnapping.  It's not your typical thriller.  I hate when I read books and I can guess the ending.  Nope, that doesn't happen with this one.

To learn more about Rachael Isaacson please visit http://rachael-isaacson.com/.