Monday, April 18, 2011

Lilies In the Moonlight by Allison Pittman

Book Description:  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 journey’s end?

My Review:  AH!  A light, fluffy and yes, predictable read, about a young flapper named Lilly who is tossed out of the house by her mother.  Lilly sells makeup to the affluent crowd.  But after a "doozy" of a night she wakes up in the backyard of the Burnside Mansion.  And to!  she has sprained her ankle and can't get out of the yard.
Cullen Burnside feels like a captive in his own home with a doting mother who is slipping away with old age.  Cullen is disillusioned with life. 
But with Lilly in his backyard Cullen's life takes  an unexpected turn.  As you can suspect Cullen falls for Lilly.  Well....he's bored, disillusioned and a pretty, feisty girl shows up and makes his life more exciting!  What's not to fall for?!?! Except that Lilly isn't a christian.  This creates a bit of a problem.  
Lilly is a bit immature but as the story moves on she takes on a few more mature movements and becomes a likable character.
Even though this 4 star read is predictable it is entertaining!  And for those of us who enjoy a good christian read this is the kind of read that is great for a long rainy afternoon! 
*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

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