Lily by Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver ~ Review


Lucie's Review: Slow and scattered to start, turned into a surprisingly fulfilling read.

Lily Anderson is faced with marrying the brattish Jean Luc, so she take matters into her own hands. She buys 51% of a riverboat and goes into business with a riverboat gambler. But she won't allow gambling or drink on the ship. Lily is determined to make things work so that she can give her sisters a home. Lily has big choices ahead of her if she wants to make a go of the river boating business, who knows love might even be in the mix?

This book started out slow and scrambled, and I wasn't sure how I would feel about the book by the end. But then it really picked up, and I became invested in the story, and the characters and plots all came together on the riverboat.

I loved how Lily when faced with so many tough questions and moral decisions, she thoughtfully considered and turned to her faith. She was also very firm in her convictions. But she had her faults and she struggled to forgive.
I also loved the setting of the story on the river, and learned so much about their way of life.

The other characters were really great too, especially Lily's younger sister, Jasmine who really brought a huge cute factor into play. I really came to like Blake too, even though I really didn't care for him in the beginning, but he really grew as a character and as a man over the course of the book.

Overall, this was a book that I wasn't sure about, but then was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it and the depth that it had deep within. There were moral dilemmas and hard choices, and really strong faith elements. So if you can get past the slow start, I heartily recommend this read!

I received this ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!

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