Book Review

‘Lily in Bloom by Tammy Andresen

lib taSTORY: Lily Carter has one chance to save her family from destitution. She must marry.

The real question now is who? Lily longs for one man, but her attempts to attract Eric Sampson are foiled at every turn. Eric can’t see a future when he’s still tangled in his past, and Lily is forced to consider other suitors despite loving Eric.

When one suitor comes forward who could threaten Lily’s well-being, Eric must set his doubts about marriage aside to protect her. But events have been set in motion neither of them can stop. Will his past destroy both their futures?

REVIEW: April 1854

Lillian (Lily) Carter, age 19, lives with her brother, James, and his wife, Elise. James is the owner of Seacoast Shipping in Kinnebonk, Maine, a shipbuilding business. Lillian’s parents have passed away and James and Elise are preparing Lily for the upcoming season in Boston.

Upon leaving the dress store where she is being fitted for new clothes, Lily is accidentally knocked down by the rambunctious son of Eric Sampson. Eric is very close to his son and as the boy’s mother has passed away, he tries to be father and mother to him. The boy and his father apologize profusely and Lily graciously accepts. When Eric introduces himself to Lily, James and Elise, they learn that he is quite wealthy and the owner of some of the ships that James’s company has built.

As Lily and her family and Eric see one another more at soirees, Lily and Eric become more and more attracted to each other. Lily and Eric’s son have become great friends as well so it is no surprise when Lily and Eric become engaged. Eric’s sister-in-law, Kathryn, is not happy about the announcement of the engagement because she has always wanted Eric for herself.

But danger lurks. It appears there are others who are not happy about the engagement either and when Lily is kidnapped, Eric is frantic to find her and to find out who this enemy is and why.

This story is fast paced with lots of suspense. The hero and the heroine suffer through many difficulties as they fight their way to their happy ever after.

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