Monday, July 11, 2011

Lilies in Moonlight - A Review

Lilies in Moonlight - A Novel by Allison Pittman

This novel is a Christian historical romance novel.  It is set during the time of flappers and prohibition, such an interesting time period.  Things were changing so rapidly; people were too.  Sometimes good changes; sometimes bad ones.

Lilly is the main female character.  She carries many emotional scars and a lot of extra "baggage" from her past.  By outward appearances, she is modern and hip and "one of those kind of girls".  But in her heart, she longs to be forgiven and loved.  

Cullen is the main male character.  His scars are emotional and physical.  Physical, due to mustard gas from the war.  Emotional, due to past mistakes and tragedies and now the mental state of his mother, which has everyone near her walking on eggshells. 

Lilly doesn't know where the next rent check will come from.  Cullen can hand out dollar bills, like it was penny candy.  When their worlds collide, no one involved will ever be the same.

This story was wonderful.  It held me captive from beginning to end.  I wanted to read more and more.  I haven't read too much fiction lately that has had that effect on me.  So this was like a breath of fresh air.

One of my favorite quotes from the book:
"The point is, what matters is the moment.  How precious, precious time is.  The past had to happen, and we cannot stop the future.  Why, then, should we live with a spirit of fear and regret?"

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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