Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Allison Pittman's Lilies in the Moonlight ~ Reviewed
LILIES IN MOONLIGHT –
Multnomah Books / 2011
Number of Pages: 352
The Roaring Twenties are anything but carefree for disfigured veteran Cullen and his senile mother, Betty Ruth---until fun-loving flapper Lilly scales a wall and falls face-first onto their property! When Betty Ruth prophesies that Cullen will be healed if he returns to his first love---baseball---the three embark on a winning journey of faith.
Lilies in Moonlight takes place in the mid 1920’s. It revolves around a woman named Lilly Margolis who has broken away from the strict confines of her mother’s home to become a flapper and live life as she pleases. He wild partying lands her in the back yard of a wealthy family, who takes her in to take care of her. The mother, Betty Ruth, takes a great liking to Lilly, and Lilly to her. Betty Ruth, though, is losing her memory, and sometimes can't remember who her own son, Cullen Burnside, is. Cullen, is still trying to recuperate from his tragic wounds from the War which left him terribly disfigured. In the course of the story, Lilly learns what real love is, as the family is drawn closer together.
This was an okay read for me. I liked the time era, but it took a little while for me to get into it. Once I did, though, I found it easy to keep reading to see what happens next. It’s a cute book, and if you like stories of the roaring 20’s, you'll enjoy this book.
Reviewed by: Sarah Porter