Daisy expected to remain single after the man she secretly loved married her sister. But, when her sister died in the 1919 flu epidemic, Daisy was called to leave her fulfilling life as a school teacher in St. Paul; she was needed to help care for her five motherless nieces and nephews. Duty and hidden emotion won over common sense; Daisy heeded the call, stayed and married her brother-in-law.In addition to overcoming resentment from the children, who did not welcome a return to discipline, she survived the hardship of living without electricity or plumbing as well as coping with personal depression. She endured social isolation as a Methodist in a German-Catholic community. Daisy's education, compounded by her shy, reserved nature, created an impenetrable social barrier. One Sunday afternoon she disappeared. Unlike many heroines, she did not drown her misery with drink, take a lover or run away; she just persevered.Daisies Don't Tell relates the compelling story of an extraordinary woman who trades a life of refinement for the hardscrabble existence of a diary farmer's wife. In a tale that spans a quarter of a century, Daisy faces many challenges when she takes on a ready-made family, endures social isolation and faces the loss of the farm that has become her home. Sustained by love and a resolute spirit, she is able to carve out her own place in an often-forbidding landscape.