Charming Lily

Charming Lily

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by Fern Michaels
     
 

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Professional mountaineer Lily is building a new life for herself--in ways she never would have expected. She's traded the mountain wilderness of Wyoming for the lush river country of the deep South, where she is busy restoring a fine old Natchez, Mississippi house. And she's rediscovered happiness with Matt Starr, the man she has always loved.

But Lily's dreams

Overview

Professional mountaineer Lily is building a new life for herself--in ways she never would have expected. She's traded the mountain wilderness of Wyoming for the lush river country of the deep South, where she is busy restoring a fine old Natchez, Mississippi house. And she's rediscovered happiness with Matt Starr, the man she has always loved.

But Lily's dreams for the future are suddenly threatened when Matt disappears without a trace. Fearing foul play, she is determined to use her wits--and her will--to find him, embarking on a dangerous journey into unfamiliar territory. Though tested as never before, Lily knows that somehow she is being guided by a source she cannot explain--one that will help her find the courage to hold onto everything that's dear. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420123166
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
81,588
File size:
915 KB

Meet the Author

Fern Michaels, the pen name for Mary Ruth Kuczkir, is the bestselling author of numerous contemporary romance and romantic suspense series including the Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood, Texas, and the Godmothers series. She has written over 140 books and novellas and there are 75 million copies of her books in print. Some of her top titles include Kiss and Tell, Forget Me Not, and No Safe Secret.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Summerville, South Carolina
Place of Birth:
Hastings, Pennsylvania
Education:
High School

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Charming Lily 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ten years ago, Matt Starr jilted Lily at the altar because he feared commitment. While she waited for his arrival at the church, he drove off on his motorcycle and with no capital began the now very successful Digitech. Forty-nine weeks ago, he joined much of the firm on an Extreme Vacation where the guide turned out to be Lily. Matt immediately decides that he wants Lily at his side forever and begins a campaign to regain her trust. Three weeks from now, Matt and Lily will marry in Natchez, Mississippi because they never stopped loving each other.

History repeats itself and Matt fails to show up again. However, this time three thugs abduct Matt. However, Matt¿s dog Gracie convinces Lily that this time Matt did not flee on his Harley. With normal and paranormal help, Lily begins searching for the missing groom.

CHARMING LILY is a charming contemporary romantic suspense that is fun to read as amateur sleuths battle with amateur kidnappers with Matt being the prize. The cast makes the story line work to include an unnecessary but quite entertaining side bar into the paranormal that Fern Michaels cleverly fits into the main plot. Ms. Michaels charms her audience with this enticing novel.

Harriet Klausner

samieOH More than 1 year ago
Great book. I would read anything she has wrote!!!!!!!!
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An entertaining read, however not up to Fern Michaels more recent works.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second Fern Michaels book I've read and I absolutly love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lily Harper had been left at the alter by Matt Starr before. It took him a long time to convince her to give him a second chance. During their time apart Matt had built Digitech, a now famous software company. Dennis Wagner and Marcus Collins were his most trusted men. They had been with Matt since the beginning. Yet one of them was selling secrets to the competition. Marcus was trying to convince Matt it was Dennis. But Marcus was the one in major financial trouble and desperate for money despite the huge salary, bonuses, and company perks. As soon as the new software was announced, which would change the high-tech world, Matt would retire. He had only to marry Lily and fire one of his best friends. That was ... until he was kidnapped!

When Matt did not show up for the wedding, Lily was left standing at the alter for the second time by the same man! She was deeply hurt until foul play became obvious. A necklace given to her (called a 'Wish Keeper') was sending her short visions of Matt. The necklace and Matt's dog, Gracie, was the only hope Lily and her friends had of locating him.

***** Awesome story! Just a touch of the super natural (in the necklace) and combined with modern day computer geniuses (I LOVE computer nerds!) makes an excellent story for everyone! I could not bring myself to stop reading, so I finished it in less than a day! Be warned, don't start this one until you have plenty of reading time ahead of you! Highly recommended!