The Lily Lockwood Series: Book One

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Overview

The Seeds of a Daisy

Sarah Jessica Parker said about this book: “What a great story!”

From the outside looking in, Lily Lockwood—popular star of the hit TV show “St. Joes”—seems to have it all. She has recently been nominated for an Emmy and her star is on the rise. Lily shares her beachfront Malibu home with her gorgeous actor-boyfriend Jamie. Perfect? Not so fast. Within a microcosmically short period of time, the whole thing falls apart when she learns that this boyfriend, on location shooting a Western, is riding horses all day and his curvy co-star all night. Then, before Lily can catch her breath, she gets word that her beloved mother, bestselling author Daisy Lockwood, has had a near-fatal car crash and is in intensive care in New York.

Lily flies from Los Angeles to be with Daisy. Once there, she must make critical life-and-death decisions. While sorting through her mother’s papers, Lily makes a shocking discovery about her mother that threatens to shake Lily’s very foundation. This sets Lily on a journey as she seeks to unlock the riddle of her mother’s past.

Reviews

“The story of a young woman dealing with emotional turmoil following her mother’s devastating  accident. It’s full of raw emotion and high drama, set against the backdrop of Hollywood.  Let’s just say I devoured this one. I started reading during lunch and finished by mid-afternoon. Caiola’s conversational style and flair for drama make this a suspenseful and absorbing read.  I got so absorbed in the drama and the characters that I couldn’t put it down. Entertaining, gripping, and tear-jerking, it’s  easy to get lost in.” - Mary Fan,ZIGZAG Timeline

“The book could be categorized as a quick beach read but it’s also a novel filled with the stuff of serious subject matter. There are plenty of behind-the-scenes looks at what goes on when the cameras are off but the novel also explores universal themes: love, loss, overcoming difficult circumstances and the path to self-actualization.”- Dawn Watson,The Southampton Press

“The Seeds of a Daisy is a novel well versed in tough decision making. Set amidst the fast-paced life of television and movie stars, Lily Lockwood finds herself in all too real circumstances that cannot be solved by a script. It is filled with tenderness and toughness to include an air of mystery and suspense. It is a quick read because of its engrossing nature starting on page one. The characters are well-drawn and Caiola writes like she talks (I assume because I found the dialogue to have an easy flow).  The characters are drawn in  a brilliant and striking fashion.” - Cresta L. McGowan, Nimble Notes Review