Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Lillies in Moonlight Book Review
SUMMARY: He'd lost his zest for life. She was just lost. Will they find the healing and love they long for?
After a roaring night on the town, fun-loving flapper Lilly Margolis, dazed and disoriented, twists her ankle and falls into the backyard of a wealthy family where the effects of the Great War - over for more than half a decade - are still endured. Inside the walls of the Burnside mansion, Cullen Burnside, a disillusioned and disfigured veteran, and his widowed mother, Betty Ruth, who daily slips a little further into dementia, lead a lonely existence...until Lilly. Whimsical, lighthearted, and beautiful, she rejuvenates their sad, disconnected lives and blossoms in the light of their attention.
But Lilly, like Cullen, is hiding from a painful past. And when Cullen insists on returning her to her faraway home, their budding attraction seems destined to die on the vine. The resulting road trip becomes a journey of self-discovery - but what will Cullen and Lilly find at the journey's end?
REVIEW: Lillies in Moonlight is the third book in the author's "baseball" series it but stands fine on it's own. The story is well-written and the characters are different from what you normally read. I enjoyed the setting of the 1920s, not a time period you read about in many books. The idea of a flapper being the main female lead and a war hero with physical wounds as the love interest shows how the love of God and love between people can overcome all obstacles. I love how Lilly is able to finally understand the grace and love of Jesus after growing up in a very strict and religious house that did not show a lot of grace and love. This is a good book. Anyone wanting to read it will not be disappointed.
This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review without compensation.
Allison Pittman is the author of Stealing Home, The Bridegrooms, the Crossroads of Grace series, and Saturdays with Stella. A former high school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church. Allison makes her home in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Learn more about the author at www.allisonpittman.com.