Sunday, June 3, 2012
Lilies in the Moonlight Book Review
Lilies in the Moonlight by Allison Pittman is a historical novel set in the 1920s. I love this time period and that is what intrigued me to read the book. I have read a few other books by this author and enjoyed them immensely, though I don't think this one is my favorite.
The story is centered around Lilly Margolis, a flapper with a fun care free attitude and Cullen Burnside, a wealthy man who's life is scarred from the war. Cullen's mother is also a main character who suffers from dementia and has quite an attitude to go along with it.
The journey of the book takes you along a spiritual journey of Lilly and shows forgiveness is not always easy. The book is written differently then most books I've read, with the chapters being split up unusually. It took time for me to really get into the book but after the first few chapters it was more entertaining. I appreciate how Pittman did not hesitate to include the deeper feelings and actions of a typical young flapper girl.
The main reason I enjoyed this book is because of the time period and history that surrounded the characters. If this story was set in modern day, I wouldn't have enjoyed it nearly as much.
I would recommend Lilies in Moonlight for readers interested in a light historical novel.
Check out this website to read an excerpt: Lilies in Moonlight Chapter
Also, head over to this site to find out more about Allison Pittman and her writing.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."