Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lillies in Moonlight

Lillies in Moonlight

by Allison Pittman

From the book: 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 Lily find at journey's end?

From me: Allison Pittman did such a great job writing the characters in this novel - Lilly and Cullen couldn't be more different, but the way that they drew each other, you could see the romance brewing before they could! And Betty Ruth and her sweet, crazy ways make you fall in love with her, just as Lilly did. It was a messy tangle of love and relationships, but so fun to read! This novel is staying on my shelf for another visit!

Thanks to Blogging for Books for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!


Odie Langley said...

One of the best reviews I've read in some time.