Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: The Silver Cord (The Lily Lockwood Series: BOOK TWO) by Alison Caiola


The Silver Cord: The Lily Lockwood Series: Book Two 

While going through heartbreak, we often say: “I would risk everything in life to have him back again.” What happens when one woman is asked to do just that? Two years after her mother is killed in a car crash, Lily Lockwood, award-winning actress of stage and screen and single mother to toddler, Daisy Rose, is starring on Broadway and has been nominated for a Tony Award. Her loving and often outrageously funny gal pals are relieved because she appears to have finally found a new “normal.” One night Lily, tipsy after a long night of celebrating, finds herself back in the arms of her cheating ex-boyfriend, Jamie Fleming. He seizes the opportunity to turn what should have been a one-night stand into a second-chance. There is only one thing standing in the way of their happily ever after: Lily is in love with another man.

After her Mother’s accident, Lily had fallen in love with Robbie Rosen, a physician who was scheduled to leave for a medical mission in Africa. Unfortunately, two years have passed since their last night together and Lily is heartbroken that she has not heard from him. But one day, out of the blue, Robbie’s family contacts Lily and informs her that while working in Somalia, Robbie was abducted by Al-Shabaab, a faction of the terrorist group, Al Qaeda. A proof-of-life photo, showing the doctor blindfolded and bloody, with an AK-47 pressed against his temple, is evidence that Robbie is still alive…at least for now. Since our government is slow to help, Robbie’s family implores Lily to use her celebrity to publicize Robbie’s kidnapping.

A retired C.I.A. Operative emerges and influences Lily to join and finance a rescue initiative. He gathers together a group of Ex-Navy SEALs who, with Lily in tow, embark on the mission. When the team uncovers a deadly plot against the United States, they are forced into a heart-stopping race against time while Lily must accept the possibility that they may be too late to save Robbie’s life.

I was so excited to receive the second book in The Lily Lockwood Series, as I loved the first book Seeds of a Daisy so very much (review)!!!  This book took me on a wild ride.  It takes place after Lily has lost her mother and is now a mother herself.  When she gets word that her true love has been taken by a terrorist group out of Somalia while he was there for a medical mission things really begin to heat up.  There is everything I love in this book....suspense, love, friendship, heartbreak, second chances and the novel is filled with such heart and emotion.  I think this series is one that all will love!  Go out and grab this will not be disappointed!  5 stars  


The Seeds Of A Daisy: The Lily Lockwood Series Book 1 - Women's Fiction (Volume 1)

Sarah Jessica Parker has 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 words 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.


Sometimes I wish a book I enjoyed could instantly be made into a movie because I want to see it play out on the big screen. Seeds of a Daisy is one of those reads. There is so much that the reader can relate to in this, loss, courage, heartbreak... An amazing read and one I wish could be up on the big screen in the future!!! This would be a great book club pick! 4.5 stars

Alison Caiola

Alison Caiola's many years in Hollywood, first as a PR Executive and then as a writer, make her qualified to write about the entertainment industry and the behind-the-scenes craziness that it often spawns.

Like Daisy, the mother in The Seeds of a Daisy, her son JD Daniels is a successful and award-winning actor. Alison recently wrote, directed, and produced the television series The Tyme Chronicles. She currently resides on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island with her Malti-Poo daughter-dog Emma, surrounded by vineyards, farms, and wonderful friends.

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