Consider the Lily

Consider the Lily

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by Elizabeth Buchan
     
 

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Elizabeth Buchan garnered both praise and a loyal readership with the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The Good Wife Strikes Back. Now her many new fans can discover one of her beloved early novels.

It is the summer of 1929. The Hinton Dysart estate is dying from lack of money, and Kit Dysart, the heir, sees no way out. Then, at his

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Elizabeth Buchan garnered both praise and a loyal readership with the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The Good Wife Strikes Back. Now her many new fans can discover one of her beloved early novels.

It is the summer of 1929. The Hinton Dysart estate is dying from lack of money, and Kit Dysart, the heir, sees no way out. Then, at his sister’s wedding, he meets the vibrant Daisy Chudleigh and her cousin, the heiress Matty Verrall. In love with Daisy but troubled by his family’s decline, Kit chooses to marry Matty, though neither Kit nor Daisy is able to forget the other. When Matty, growing increasingly unhappy in her troubled, empty marriage, decides to re-create the estate’s garden, she discovers solace and a gift of which she never dreamed. A glorious fusion of love and gardening, Consider the Lily is a classic and poignant novel of love, loss, and, ultimately, a new flowering between the two world wars.

Editorial Reviews

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"An excellent story... strong imaginative power... wonderful sense of atmosphere." —Joanna Trollope

"An old-fashioned novel in the best sense of the word." —Chicago Tribune

"A perfect novel for whiling away a leisurely weekend." —The Sunday Times, London

Library Journal
The impact that money or its lack can have on relationships among family and between men and women is clearly outlined in this English historical novel by the author of Daughters of the Storm (Bantam, 1990). Three alternating narratives show how Matty and her cousin Daisy become entangled with an attractive man, Kit. Brief allegorical chapters about flowers and gardening are interspersed in this tale of starcrossed lovers, set in the period between the two world wars. Will unattractive, moneyed Matty be able to keep her purchased man, or will spirited, attractive Daisy steal him away? Astute readers won't need the gardening chapters to figure out where this tale will end. Recommended for libraries where English family historicals and Regency romances have an audience.-- Sue Mevis, Ludlow Memorial Lib., Monroe, Wis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143035817
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/27/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.74(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"An excellent story... strong imaginative power... wonderful sense of atmosphere." —Joanna Trollope

"An old-fashioned novel in the best sense of the word." —Chicago Tribune

"A perfect novel for whiling away a leisurely weekend." —The Sunday Times, London

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Buchan is the author of several highly acclaimed and bestselling books of fiction, including the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, The Good Wife Strikes Back, Everything She Thought She Wanted, and Consider the Lily.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
May 21, 1948
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Education:
Upper Second Honours Degree in English Literature and History, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1970

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Consider the Lily 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the plot dragged and I was unable to get interested in the characters. I'm very glad this was not the first book of hers that I encountered or I would never have read any of her other books (not Nook books) which I really enjoy. Unfortunately, that's not the case with Consider the Lily.