Lilies in the Moonlight by Allison K. Pittman is about Lily Margolis, a poor, flapper from small town Pennsylvania who, through a series of events lands face first in the garden of the Burnside family, one of the richest families in Pensacola. Cullen Burnside, is scarred both inside and out by not only his time in World War I but also from regrets in the way he treated his father, in which he was never able to reconcile before his father’s untimely death. We watch as a tentative love forms between Lily and Cullen, and how each gives the other new life.
I thought this book was excellent. Set in the 1920’s, it’s a fun era, that is untapped (as far as I know) in the Christian historical fiction genre. Lily is fun and playful and her character becomes more loveable as she becomes less entitled. Cullen is dark and depressed but as the pages turn he begins to show a side full of laughter. I love books that draw me in. Ones where I find myself anticipating the next time I’ll be able to pick it up and continue the story. This was definitely one of those books!
Disclaimer: I have received this book for free through Waterbrook Multnomah’s Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.