Daisy's War

Rated 4.83/5 based on 12 reviews
In 1914, Daisy lives in the quiet New Zealand valley where her family has farmed for generations. Her world seems a warm and safe one. But the Great War is casting its long shadow over New Zealand. Daisy watches in growing fear as more and more of the men leave to fight in Europe, and the War strikes ever closer to the heart of her family. More
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About Shayne Parkinson

I write historical fiction set in New Zealand, starting in the 1880s and continuing through to the 1920s. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly that of my own country.

I live in a state of barely-controlled chaos; fortunately I share my life with an invariably calm and endlessly optimistic husband. I divide my time between an apartment in the city, in reach of good espresso, and a few acres in the country, where the rank grass in the orchard is kept under control by a small mob of sheep (and where we have our own espresso machine).

When I'm not writing, reading, or engaged in mundane activities, I play the piano rather badly.

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Reviews of Daisy's War by Shayne Parkinson

Virginia Conlin reviewed on Dec. 20, 2014

Oh my.....
Thank you for this wonderful series!
I was captivated from the first chapter of Amy's story. A series full of the emotional gamut. Seeing through Shayne's eyes was so effortless. The habits, lifestyle, working dairy farms - milking by hand, preparing dough the last thing at night to bake fresh bread the following morning...., working before dawn til late at night.
But the series isn't about those seemingly mundane things, they're just a reminder of how hard our forefathers worked. The absence of birth control was another reminder of how lucky we are. Trying to divide a small dairy farm (after the death of a Patriarch) between many sons, caring for the aged, courting, teen pregnancy and the dreadful conscription.
thank you again, Shayne. I've signed up for your newsletter to be notified of your next masterpiece.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
Robyn E reviewed on Oct. 18, 2013

I have enjoyed the whole series of books. I read Daisy's War within a day because it kept me wanting to know what would happen with her father. While short - it was still a very good read. Glad to see Daisy's father didn't end up going to war as I thought he might have ended up being hurt or killed. Loved it and can't wait for the next book. I very rarely by books online but this series had me captivated so I had to read all the stories.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Kendy Murphy reviewed on April 21, 2013

I have loved this entire series. I am always sad when the book is finished as I want more!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Jazzy Dolly reviewed on Feb. 15, 2013

Thank god! Had me worried, can't wait for the next :)
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Romola Hopman reviewed on Jan. 20, 2013

I loved all Shayne's books. I'd like to see them made into a tv series! I'm hoping that there will be more?
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Anca S reviewed on Aug. 22, 2012

I've read this whole series.. what a great read they all were! Daisy is an amazing character and you'll find yourself hooked on her! The ups and downs of her life suck you in completely! A wonderful series!!
(reviewed 87 days after purchase)
Bonnie Brandenburg reviewed on July 25, 2012
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Very good cant wait for the next book
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Beverly Tiner reviewed on July 12, 2012

I have LOVED this entire series. I never want it to end. I've grown so attached to the characters. Thank you for another wonderful addition! MORE please!
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Cmyth51 reviewed on July 3, 2012

I loved the whole series and could not put them down! I would definitely read more if there was another book written about this family. I look forward to reading more by this author and would recommend this series to anyone that likes historical fiction.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Barbara Pope reviewed on July 2, 2012
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Daisey's War is the fifth book in Promises To Keep series and I enjoyed all five.This author is one of the best and I'm a avid reader.There are very few books that I read a second time but I would enjoy reading this series again.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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