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Lily

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

A little slow to start but a good book over all

Lily Anderson is 20 years old and as the oldest of three girls she is trying to watch out for her sisters. Her mother died in a tragic boat accident when she was very young and her father abandoned them. They are being raised by her grandparents and an aunt and uncle. N...
Lily Anderson is 20 years old and as the oldest of three girls she is trying to watch out for her sisters. Her mother died in a tragic boat accident when she was very young and her father abandoned them. They are being raised by her grandparents and an aunt and uncle. Now at an marring age and with her Grandfather death her aunt and uncle want to see her married off even if its not for love. Lily does not want this to happen and wants to protect her sisters from a similar fate. With out telling anyone she buys(or so she thinks) a steam boat and plans to move her sisters onto it and take care of them while hauling cargo up and down the river.

Lily soon finds out that she actually only bought 51%(controlling interest) of the boat. Enter Blake Matthews, he won 49% ownership from a card game with Jean Luc Champney. He plans to turn the boat into a floating casino and Lily wants to run cargo… While Lily and Blake figure out how to work together and make money Jean Luc secretly plans to find a way to get his boat back even if it means breaking Lily’s heart. Blake at first can’t stand Lily but soon finds himself wanting to make her happy and his heart slowly falling for her. Will an accident keep them apart forever or help them find true love?

At first as I started to read this book I was not sure if I was going to like it but as I got deeper into the story I found myself really enjoying this book and looking forward to seeing how everything worked out.

What I liked: The authors did a great job of developing the characters. The story was also interesting and funny. The banter between Lily and Blake was amusing at times. I always enjoy a book where the female character is strong and bold. The books are always more fun. I also have not read any books about steamboats so that was quite interesting to learn about.

What I did not like: The first few chapters dragged on for me. It was nice that the characters where so well developed but it took until about 25% in for the story line to pick up and get really interesting.

Over all this was a fun book to read and I really enjoyed it. The romance was a good story and the suspense fit well into the storyline with out it feeling like it didn’t belong. I am really looking forward to the rest of this series and getting to know Lily’s two sisters and hear their story.

posted by weatherlover1 on July 20, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A sweet romance that bends history

I loved the romance and the family focus of this book. However, the modern evangelism and poorly tapped historical feminism does not fit.

A woman owning and running a boat? Not in that day and age. A paddlewheeler that $50 gold would buy half interest? Again unbelievab...
I loved the romance and the family focus of this book. However, the modern evangelism and poorly tapped historical feminism does not fit.

A woman owning and running a boat? Not in that day and age. A paddlewheeler that $50 gold would buy half interest? Again unbelievable. The characters are great, but they just don't fit

posted by rokinrev on July 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Wonderful!

    Loved the Christian theme and the message of personal redemption and spiritual redemption-highly recommend!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    The relationship between Lily and Blake was a good one and I lov

    The relationship between Lily and Blake was a good one and I loved how it was developed and how Lily was strong enough to push him away because she knew that he needed to work on his relationship with God before even thinking about pursuing a relationship with her.

    Jean-Luc did surprise me in the end. Through most of the book, I thought he was a spoiled brat (most likely the point but still...) but in the end, I'm glad he was able to take some responsibility and save people from his mistakes.

    Lily's relationship with her grandma as well as her sisters and Tamar was a good one as well. As mush as she loved her sisters and didn't want them under her aunt and uncle's thumb, I'm glad she was able to let Camellia go.Finally, I'm glad Lily was finally able to come to terms with her father and start forgiving him. It'll be a hard road for the both of them, but I think they both deserve the chance.

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    I enjoyed this book! I am interested in the second one, Camelli

    I enjoyed this book! I am interested in the second one, Camellia, but am reluctant to pay more than ten dollars for a Nook book. After having read Lily I wish I owned the whole series in print edition instead of one e-book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    WaterClan Leader's Den

    This is WaterClan's territory.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    "Hello?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Darkclaw

    "Hmmph. Make sure those kits are safe" he growled and padded away.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    A man

    Gtgbbl

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Spiritheart

    Try the second if not we can start a secret clan the forcematers wont know about if u want

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Lily

    Wat that waz my sista shes dating brandon or wateva (she just went to bed) im dating u my names lily her names lilliana but shes uncomfortable using her real name..gosh i dont cheat

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    I believe it will be a good book

    I am sure I will enjoy the book but I have not had time to read it as of yet. Plan to soon.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Lily

    Have not read it yet but it's next on my list. Thanks for offering these clean and sweet Christian books. I DO NOT like the profane books that some authors produce.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Good book fun read

    I enjoyed this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

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