Monday, October 26, 2015

Lily in Bloom by Tammy Anderson

Book Description

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?

AVAILABLE: September 15, 2015

Lillian (Lily) Carter has to marry to save her family and their business.  Lily will receive her inheritence (which is a piece of land in the Boston Harbor area) that her brother desperately needs in order to keep their ship building business afloat, but according to her parents last will and testimate, their children only receive their inheritence after they marry.  She is basically given till the end of the season to choose a husband, or her brother will find one for her.

But the only man Lily wants, doesn't seem to want her back.  

Eric Sampson's wife died two years prior in a carriage accident.  Since then, he has kept his focus on is business and his son, Toby.  As determined as Lily is to gain Eric's attention, Eric is equally determined to stay away from her.  But as Lily gains more and more attention from other suitors, Eric's reasons for staying away seem to fade.

While the relationship between Lily and Eric is the primary focus of this story, the mystery/supense factor is what kept this from being JUST a historical romance.  Lily in Bloom was a fast-paced, romantic read that I absoutely LOVED.

Even if you don't normally read "historical romances", PICK THIS BOOK UP!! 

Rating: 5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**