Friday, July 1, 2011

{Blogging for Books}

A friend of mine posted about this site Blogging for Books.

In exchange for free books, you post reviews about them. I love to read, so I was excited to sign up. I just finished my first book to review, Lilies in Moonlight by Allison Pittman.

From the back cover:
"He’d lost his zest for life. She was just lost. Will they find the healing and love they long for?

After a roaring night on the town, fun-loving flapper Lilly Margolis, dazed and disoriented, twists her ankle and falls into the backyard of a wealthy family where the effects of the Great War—over for more than half a decade—are still endured. Inside the walls of the Burnside mansion, Cullen Burnside, a disillusioned and disfigured veteran, and his widowed mother, Betty Ruth, who daily slips a little further into dementia, lead a lonely existence … until Lilly. Whimsical, lighthearted, and beautiful, she rejuvenates their sad, disconnected lives and blossoms in the light of their attention.

But Lilly, like Cullen, is hiding from a painful past. And when Cullen insists on returning her to her faraway home, their budding attraction seems destined to die on the vine. The resulting road trip becomes a journey of self-discovery—but what will Cullen and Lilly find at journey’s end?"

Let me start by saying, the old "don't judge a book by it's cover" was so true here.
I'm not going to lie, when I saw the cover, I thought it was kind of cheesy and was wondering what kind of book I was getting into. I was thoroughly surprised with it's contents once I got a few chapters in, surprised in a good way. The book is set in the 1925 and I have a soft spot for that era. The reading and plot was quick and the writing was clean. I can't stand a book that takes several chapters to catch my attention, or that is spewing vulgarity immediately, neither was the case with this book. In fact, I can't remember a single vulgar word in the book...I could be wrong, but there was not enough swearing (if any) to leave a bad impression. This was a book about love, forgiveness, and repentance.

I won't spill how it ended, but I was very pleased with the ending. It left just enough for curiosity, but not enough to make me say 'what the heck, there better be a sequel!'.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.


I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

0 People Had to Say...:

Related Posts with Thumbnails