I discovered the fictional McAllister family in 2002 when I first heard Wildflower’s voice in the middle of the night and she began telling me her story. I had no idea at the time that The Secret Sense of Wildflower, as those early writings came to be known, would even be published. Ultimately, it was my breakthrough novel. Kirkus Reviews deemed it one of their prestigious Best Books of 2012, and my writing career took off.
The sequel Lily’s Song came four years later after so many readers requested more of the story. When I realized there was one more generation that needed to be heard from, the Wildflower Trilogy was born, and I wrote the third and final book, Daisy’s Fortune.
The Wildflower Trilogy consists of three generations of coming-of-age stories: Wildflower at thirteen, her daughter Lily at thirteen, and Lily’s daughter, Daisy, at thirteen. Finishing this series has felt very satisfying to me as a writer. It feels as though Wildflower chose me personally to tell her story, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity.
Daisy’s Fortune is available in print or ebook here (audiobook February 2020):
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Here’s the official book description:
She must return to the place that twice brought her shame. She’ll have one final chance to save someone else.
Tennessee, 1982. Wildflower McAllister thought she’d put the past behind her. But when she learns her mother is dying, she digs deep and returns to the small mountain town that stole her innocence and cast her out. And she has no choice but to pull her thirteen-year-old granddaughter Daisy right back into the ghosts of her painful history.
As her mother passes, Wildflower’s grief turns to despair when Daisy’s fortune is read, predicting a dark future and the return of sinister threats. With her granddaughter keeping a terrible secret, Wildflower’s distress forces her to call upon the community that rejected her to prevent another tragedy from playing out in front of her eyes.
Can Wildflower stop a harrowing legacy from spreading to another generation?
Daisy’s Fortune is the emotional conclusion to the Wildflower Trilogy. If you like strong women, generational tales, and the power of family and the land to heal, then you’ll adore Susan Gabriel’s compelling finale.
Book 1: The Secret Sense of Wildflower
Book 2: Lily’s Song
Book 3: Daisy’s Fortune
Thank you again for reading my books. Without you, I could not live my dream of being an author. May we all live into our dreams! xo